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Android devs can now upload better screenshots for their tablet apps

The Google Play team updated its tablet app guidelines and screenshots today, giving Android devs better ways to showcase their apps to tablet owners.
April 17, 2013

The Google Play team posted on its blog an update on tablet app guidelines and screenshots. With the rising popularity of tablets, smaller form factors in particular, it’s just appropriate to give Android developers a better opportunity to showcase their apps to tablet owners. After all, if the developer stories are to be believed, there are a rising number of developers committed on making tablet-optimized apps and seeing huge investment returns.

One useful update is the ability to upload to the Google Play Developer Console multiple screenshots of apps that are running on 7- and 10-inch tablets. When users then check out the app on the Play Store with their tablet, the screenshot that is appropriate for their tablet’s screen size is shown, allowing users to fully confirm before downloading what optimizations have been made that make use of the larger screen real estate.


According to the blog, the tablet app quality checklist that was released last October has also been updated for additional tips and guidelines. Designed to educate developers the best means to create tablet apps that are appealing to users, the checklist now comes with more details on optimization technicalities. These tips and guidelines are also expected to appear in the Google Play Developer Console soon, as well as to guide users in discovering better tablet apps in Google Play.

In the meantime, Android users already have a great selection of apps that looks stunning and functions great on their tablets. Just check out these 13 must-have tablet apps.