Posts Tagged Play Store

Google might be working on a loyalty program for the Play Store

Do you often buy apps, games or music albums from the Google Play Store? Well, then we have some good news for you. According to 9to5Google who spotted evidence in the latest Play Store build, it seems like Google is working on a new loyalty program called Google Play Points.

The program is meant for people who purchase content from the Play Store including music, movies, TV shows, books and of course, apps.  To give you an example, someone making a $1 purchase in the Store will receive 1 Play Point in return. Once you’ve earned enough Play Points, you’ll be able to exchange it for Google Play credit. This, in turn, can be used for future purchases through the service.

Google wants to reward frequent Play Store shoppers

But that’s not all. A thread in the discovered code reveals that you might be able to use Play Points to acquire special in-app items.

We’re also told the loyalty program features different “Levels” and each will come with its own set of unique benefits. At this point, we don’t know what these will be, but at least we can take a look at the different badges that will be available inside the program.

Moreover, there will also be a “Points History” section where users will be able to keep tabs on their progress including the number of points they have earned so far.

Keep in mind that all this info came from an APK teardown, so the various lines of code discovered merely hint at possible future features. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Google will ever offer this features, although it’s a strong possibility.

So far, we haven’t heard anything else about the Google Play Points program, and we have no idea when the search giant might make it official. Although with the Pixel 3 event apparently scheduled for October 9, there’s a big chance Google might have a thing or two to say about its new loyalty program.

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Amazon’s Prime Video app for Android TV lands in the Play Store, but there’s a catch

It’s no secret that Amazon and Google have been at each other’s throats lately. Not so long ago Google blocked YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show (it restored access a few weeks later and then pulled it again) and Amazon stopped selling Google products, although this has changed as of late. Anyway, it seems the […]

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Google will deliver more timely Android Wear 2.0 updates via Play Store, no OTAs needed

Despite concerns that Google had scraped off Android Wear, the wearable platform appears to be alive and kicking. And a recent post by Googler Hoi Lam brings some much needed good news to Wear fans, who were probably quite disappointed that Google did not share any Android Wear-related news during the Pixel 2 event. According […]

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OnePlus will bring you faster updates via the Individual Application Update program

OnePlus wants to push out updates faster to its users, as well as gather user feedback more quickly, so the Chinese company today announced a new program called Individual Application Update. The first Individual Application Update package comes with four apps including OnePlus Launcher, OnePlus Community, OnePlus Weather, and OnePlus Gallery which are now available […]

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New malware alert: ExpensiveWall found hidden in Android wallpaper apps

Another month, another Android malware discovery. Recently Check Point security research found that a new form of Android malware was able to evade Google Play’s built-in anti-malware protections and could have infected up to 4.2 million devices. The new strain of malware – known as ExpensiveWall – was discovered and reported by Check Point early […]

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Google Contacts app now available for any device running Android 5.0 Lollipop and up

Owners of Nexus, Pixel, Android One or Google Play Edition devices are probably familiar with Google’s Contacts app. The application was so far exclusively available for these devices, but starting this week Google has expanded its availability to include any Android phone or tablet running Android 5.0 Lollipop or above. If you have a compatible […]

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Google Play Store now penalizes poorly performing apps in rankings

Google wants to make it easier for people to find high-quality apps and games in its Play Store. The Play Store is home to a huge collection of apps, with thousands of them being added daily, although not all of them abide by Google’s rigorous standards. To keep these bad apps off the grid, the […]

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Google Refreshes the Play Store, Making It Easier to Manage Apps

Google is rolling out a small but significant update to the Play Store, adding in a refreshed My Apps screen that makes it much easier to manage everything you have installed.

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Google Refreshes the Play Store, Making It Easier to Manage Apps

Google is rolling out a small but significant update to the Play Store, adding in a refreshed My Apps screen that makes it much easier to manage everything you have installed.

Read more…

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Need help customizing your phone? Take Google’s #myAndroid Taste Test

The main reason why people love Android so much is because there are so many customization options available for them. Throw in a custom launcher, icon pack or wallpaper and voila you have a new phone on your hands. However, at times users might have a hard time navigating the extensive number of possibilities. So […]

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