A new look for Google’s Android Market should make finding a suitable app easier and more logical so they claim – but as yet it is only available in the US.
A complete redesign takes a leaf from the iTunes store, making popular apps more obvious for visitors “In the home screen, we’ve created a new promotional page that highlights top content ….[and Providing] instant access to featured apps and games,” said Eric Chu in a blog post on Android Developer.
It certainly is very different in look from its predecessors. The changes having been made “To make it fun and easy for users to explore fresh content” explains Chu, there’s even “Trending lists”.
The design is clearly tweaked to allow users to download or purchase apps quicker than the earlier incarnations of Android Market that we had had to grow to love.
This video will give you an idea of what, where and how – even the video has a very Apple feel to it.
Yet, at the moment it is the US market only able to benefit from a more sane interface. Chu’s blog advises “We’ve already begun a phased roll-out to phones running Android 2.2 or higher — the update should reach all users worldwide in the coming weeks.” Look out for it.
Have you got the new look market yet? What are your thoughts?