Another thread of complaints is building up over at support forums at Google. In the latest market update, Google’s removed the “Just In” category which developers say helped spotlight new applications from smaller developers. Their complaint is that bigger developers already get enough recognition in the Android market and that the “NEW” section for paid apps and free apps don’t tailor to small-time developers at all.
As a direct result, developers have reported diminished sales and downloads. It’s such a subtle change from the outside looking in, but developers obviously relied on this to help build userbase for their new applications starting out.
Are you a developer? And if you are, is this affecting your sales? Do you wish Google would put it back in or do you think people just need to find more ways to report their wares? Let us know below! [Google 1|2, Thanks Mark!]