With over 1.8 million apps on the Google Play Store, according to Statista, it really is no surprise that discoverability of apps is a core issue.Â Discovering new apps on the Google Play Store is, letâ€™s face it, not really childâ€™s play. Lists such as â€œTop PaidÂ Appsâ€ and â€œTop FreeÂ Appsâ€ exist, but hardly help you in discovering many apps apart from the biggest names in the business.
One of the biggest complaints that consumers have had is with Googleâ€™s â€œTop X Appsâ€ lists is that these lists include both games and apps. And if you take a look at any of these lists, youâ€™ll note that most of them are of games. Itâ€™s not really Googleâ€™s fault, as a large number of apps in the Play Store comprise of games.
While we are sure that Google is aware of this pain point, a recent discovery made byPhandroid suggests that the software giant might be considering publishing Top App lists that actually include only apps and not games.
Phandroid stumbled upon a couple of hidden Play Store links â€“ â€œTop Free Appsâ€œ, â€œTop Paid Appsâ€œ, and simply â€œTop Appsâ€ â€“ that are just like your regular app lists, minus the games. Click on theÂ links to be taken to the respective lists on the Play Store.
Donâ€™t want to deal with secret links? Thereâ€™s an Android app already, called â€œApps â€“ Play Store Linkâ€ by Jeffrey Sera, thatÂ launches a â€˜NO GAMESâ€™ version of the Play Store (that was quick!). And if you really donâ€™t want to deal with having to discover new and interesting apps, simply check out Android Authorityâ€™sÂ curated lists of top Android apps.