Google Updates Play Store Rating System

At the annual Google IO developer conference last week, the Google Play team announced it is changing the way Android apps are going to be rated.

The most recent reviews and ratings will be given will be given extra relevance compared to the older ones, giving the most accurate score possible depending on its latest performance.

Google says developers will be able to easily see how the user experience has changed every time they introduce a new update.

Product Lead for Google Play Kobi Glick said in a statement: “Many of you told us that you want a rating that reflects a more current version of your app, not what it was years ago – and we agree.

“So instead of a lifetime cumulative value, your Google Play Store rating will be recalculated to give more weight to your most recent ratings.”

Two years ago Apple revised its own system to allow developers to reset their app’s ranking every time a new update is released.

Google deleted millions of fake reviews at the end of the 2018. They were believed to have been bought by creators to make their apps appear more popular than they actually are.

App Annie celebrated the Google Play Store’s tenth anniversary by publishing a report highlighting some of the key market insights. Tinder was revealed as being the second largest app of all time by consumer spend, beaten to the top spot only by messaging app LINE.

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