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Google Play gives Android app developers more categories

Engadget Engadget 27/07/2016 David Lumb
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Two months after giving VR its own category, Google Play will soon expand the list of Android app subcategories with additional general interest ones, allowing developers to more accurately slot theirs. Here's the full list of new ones: Art & Design, Auto & Vehicles, Dating, Events, Food & Drink, House & Home and Parenting. Ideally, the increased specificity will improve the relevance of Google Play's search results.

They've also renamed a few of the old subcategories to avoid confusion with the new, so 'Transportation' is now 'Maps & Navigation' while 'Media & Video' will now be 'Video Players & Editors.' The change will go into effect over the next 60 days.Android Developers Blog

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