Google has formally rolled out a brand new design for the Play Store on Android and it’s *chef’s kiss* completely beautiful.
The new app portal, which has been in testing over the previous few months, brings Google’s now-familiar Material design language into play to convey Android customers a a lot cleaner interface and a extra premium-looking expertise.
Google says the concept is to “enhance app discovery and accessibility for our various set of customers,” with clearer tabbed layouts and new icon designs. In reality, the Play Store now takes extra of its design cues from Apple’s App Store, with a brand new navigation bar alongside the underside of the display providing simpler entry to Apps, Games, Movies & TV and Books classes.
Just like Apple’s most up-to-date App Store redesign, Apps and Games are segmented into two, whereas there is no such thing as a Music tab inside the choices on the backside of the display. Instead that’s obtainable inside the principle menu.
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In a submit on the Android Developers weblog, Google writes: “Once customers discover the proper app or sport, the up to date retailer itemizing web page structure surfaces richer app data on the prime of every web page in addition to a extra distinguished call-to-action button. This makes it simpler for customers to see the necessary particulars and decide to put in your app. You’ll additionally discover our new icon system with a uniform form, serving to content material to face out extra over UI.”
The new design has been doing the rounds with beta testers way back to April, whereas nearly all of customers started seeing it on the back-end of final week. Why Google has bumped the Music part from essentially the most visible Play Store classes is unclear, however it could be an effort to present Play Music and YouTube Music extra of a standalone really feel.