Developers, if your apps are targeting tablets, take note. On November 21, 2013, Google Play will roll out some changes that will improve the visibility of tablet-optimized apps. Make sure your app is ready!

Starting November 21, the "Designed for tablets" view will become the default for users browsing the top lists on their tablets (Top Paid, Top Free, Top Grossing, Top New Paid, Top New Free, and Trending).

Also, apps and games that do not meet the “Designed for tablets” criteria will be marked as “Designed for phones” for users browsing the Play Store on their tablets.

In advance of these changes, you'll want to make sure your app is optimized for tablets and meets the criteria for the "Designed for tablets" view.  

To check whether your app meets the criteria, take a look at your Optimization Tips in the Developer Console. If any "to do" items are listed, address those and upload a new binary if necessary. If no  items are listed, your app is ready to be included in the "Designed for tablets" view (normal ranking and filtering still apply).

The post below has more information about the changes and how they can benefit your apps.


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