Google Releases App Quality Checklist for Tablets
Android on tablets has been around for a long time now. With the Google Nexus 7, the search engine giant has stepped into the market themselves as well. Up till now, the main draw of the Google Nexus 7 has been its low price. But it seems that after attaining their initial goals, efforts are going to be redirected to improve the platform.
Google has just released a checklist for the building of quality apps for the tablet. The main thrust of the post on their Android Developers Blog is for the focus of app-makers to be on optimizing layouts for larger screens, taking advantage of extra screen area available on tablets and using icons and other assets that are designed for tablet screens.
With the iPad mini rumored to be released sometime in October 2012, the Google Nexus 7 will lose the edge it had due to its small form factor. It is a smart move on Google's part to start to focus on apps for tablets as a way of ensuring their products remain competitive.