Google Play Store website gets a long overdue redesign
The Google Play website is getting a long overdue redesign.
Even though the Play Store app for Android has undergone many design iterations over the years, the Play Store website has been frozen in time. For years it had the same Material Design look at first, but that’s finally changing.
According to a new report from Android Police, Google is currently testing a new Play Store site design in some areas, which appears to be a substantial improvement over the current layout.
The redesign appears to do away with the large sidebar and maps in favor of a simple four-button navigation system and large, clean lists with auto-play trailers for games, and you can filter apps by type. device. If you need to access your library or use a gift card, options like these have been moved to the account switcher common to Google web apps.
It’s easy to notice that Google basically brings the tablet UI view from the Play Store and uses that UI on the web. For example, looking at a list of individual apps, a rather massive app icon appears on the right. Then all other app info like name, rating, and number of downloads is always on the left side of the page.
Overall, this looks like a step in the right direction for the Play Store website, without the usual handful of setbacks that come with most redesigns. Hopefully Google will roll it out for everyone soon.