15 things Google play does better than the App store

15 things Google play does better than the App store

Apple Inc. built and maintains the App Store, which is an app store platform for its iOS and iPad operating systems. Google, on the other hand, built the Google Play Store, which is an app store platform for its Android operating system.

We are aware that these two companies operate differently, so there are also differences between their platforms.

Here are fifteen advantages Google Play has over the App Store.


1. Google Play displays a download count on the landing page for each app.

Each app's Google Play landing page includes download statistics. Displayed as a tiered badge, it is a great indication of popularity (social proof). It would be fantastic to see something similar in the search results for the App Store.


2. Google Play's rating system is not reset with each update.

It always displays all ratings for all versions. As important as they are, ratings are rendered temporarily ineffective on the App Store following each update. Possibly, an alternative solution would be preferable.


3. Google Play contains a concise description.

It is common knowledge that most consumers lack the time to read app descriptions. The App Store app description has been abbreviated arbitrarily, with a "read more" button displayed. This makes it challenging to compose a summary that we can be certain shoppers will read. A dedicated short description addresses this concern.


4. Google Play enables the direct installation of web-based applications onto mobile devices.

The web-based landing pages of Google Play include an "Install" button that, when pressed, makes the app accessible on the device without the need for additional software. Customers save time, while developers benefit from the elimination of a download barrier.


5. Instead of five, Google Play displays eight screenshots.

For apps with extensive feature sets, five screenshots is simply insufficient. When listing their apps, developers should be able to add more than five screenshots to the App Store.


6. Google Play accepts videos of any length that promote an app.

Complex apps necessitate longer videos to explain their operation to users. 30 seconds is simply insufficient to do justice to the features.


7. Developers can change their app's metadata, such as screenshots, at any time on Google Play.

Once upon a time, this was also possible in the App Store, but now, in order to update the metadata of any app in the App Store, a whole new app update must be submitted, even if only to change a screenshot. Even if the app itself is identical, App Review must review this submission as it would any other. Every user of the app must then download a new binary. That is not in the best interests of anyone.


8. Google Play lets app developers put a certain review at the top of their app's landing page.

Positive user feedback can be highlighted prominently. This can be useful when linking to Google Play from marketing materials such as your app's website or online advertisements. However, this is not possible on the App Store platform.


9. Google Play permits customers to receive refunds directly from developers.

App Store refunds are a source of contention. One of the worst feelings an iOS developer can experience is when he has no choice but to refer a customer to Apple. Customers can receive refunds if they are unhappy with the product, but developers cannot do so. On Google Play, refunds are permitted for developers. Regarding refunds, developers are free to exercise their own discretion.


10. Google Play permits developers to freely release updates.

This is significant because it demonstrates a fundamental distinction between Google's and Apple's approaches. Every developer has experienced an embarrassing quality assurance oversight. Submitting an update for an iOS application can be nerve-wracking. If it is approved but something goes wrong, the developer will be in a precarious position for 7–10 days and may even have to temporarily remove the app from the store. If this happens on Google Play, the developer will be able to fix this small but disastrous mistake and put out an update within twenty minutes.


11. The Google Play dashboard provides developers with statistics.

Since WWDC 2014, every developer has been awaiting the promised App Store Analytics. The analytics shown are impressive, but Apple has been quiet for a while, so it looks like they won't be available for a while.


12. Google Play supports Instant Apps and App Beta Testing.

Google Play, in contrast to the App Store, allows users to test a portion of an app without installing it and also allows users to sign up for beta testing of an app.
The App Store lacks a system for "push" app installation. iPad and iPhone users must do so manually for both devices.


13. Google Play's categorization system is superior.

Google Play has a more sophisticated categorization system than the App Store. The most popular categories on Google Play include entertainment, business, lifestyle, education, etc. On the other hand, the App Store is based on the simple phrase "There's an app for that."


14. Google Play prices are lower than App Store prices.

Google Play's registration fee for a developer account is $25, whereas the App Store charges $99 per year for the Apple Developer Program and $299 per year for the enterprise version.


15. Google Play offers an abundance of free apps.

The Google Play Store provides its users with a vast database of free applications, whereas the App Store may not.

 

Conclusion

Both the app and the Google Play Store possess unique qualities. Understanding the differences between the two is crucial, as it helps users organise their testing priorities. In the App Store, users should prioritise the image gallery. However, they must prioritise videos and featured graphics in the Google Play store.
Before developing apps for any of these stores, every app developer must first analyse the requirements of each store and gain a thorough understanding of what each wants.
In Dubai, the mobile app developers at DXB APPS are experts in both iOS and Android app development, despite platform differences.
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