Search engine giant Google is working on a new tool to compare similar apps. When launched, the tool will let users compare apps with similar features in the Play Store. The tool is called the Compare section. It will help users identify whether they are using multiple apps with similar features. This will help them to make decisions before downloading an app from the Play Store and check their storage. Reports say that a new section has already begun showing for a few users. The Compare apps section shows similar apps. The apps are displayed horizontally. The Play Store is home to more than three million apps.
The tool also shows the ratings of apps. Besides, the number of downloads and ease of use are also displayed in the section to assist users before selecting the app that they should download. It will also list a few features of the apps. For instance, when users will look at the VLC Media player app, the section will show GOM Player, MX Player, and the likes. Since the Play Store is jam-packed and there is strong competition between the developers, it becomes difficult for users to decide which app they should download. The latest tool will make comparisons convenient. Google has not shared any specific date regarding its global rollout.
The new tool was spotted on the Play Store version 22.4.28. The Compare apps section is displayed on individual app listings at the bottom. It appears that the tool initially is limited to a few apps. It is likely that the data displayed in the Compare section will be based on feedback submitted by users about apps. The toll will also open a window for developers to highlight how their apps feature and different from rivals. Google has time and again tweaked to the Play Store. The company believes the latest toll will help improve the platform’s usability and design as well. Google recently quoted a controversy after it tested a tool that took hamburgers off the menu.