I knew I wasn’t crazy. Ever since I got the new Android market on my device, app descriptions seemed a lot longer. A lot more winded. The initial change a while back added about 100 more characters and a “Recent Changes” feature in the developer backend, but somehow folks have been going above and beyond those. It turns out the Android developer console was silently updated again, according to Android Police.
Developers are now able to write descriptions as long as 4,000 characters opposed to just 325 before, and they’re awarded 500 characters for the “Recent Changes” section. It’s a welcome change for developers and users alike: developers can better explain their features, and users can get the skinny on an app (at the developers’ discretion, of course) without having to download it and peek into the change log. I’m all for it!