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Google Play Adds New Language and Country Analytics, Preemptible VMs @33% Cheaper

Google Play serves apps and games to the global audience with users in 190 countries around the world.

To serve localized contents to people in different places, Google earlier this year had launched translation support for in-app purchase and Universal App Campaigns.

Today, over 30 language translation options are available via the Developer Console, and to make it quick and easy to get started, Google updated app translation service that helpa you select the most relevant languages.

“To make ordering translations easier, we show language bundles that you can add to your order in a single click,” the company stated.

Now, with the launch of new language and country analytics, devs gain access to their app install analysis on Google Play, including:

  • “Information on the top languages and countries where apps have been installed, broken down to the level of your app’s category
  • percentage of installs that come from users of those languages
  • information to help inform your go-to-market plans for these countries,” explains google.

To get started, select Manage translations -> Purchase translations from the Store Listing page in the Google Play Developer Console.

Google Play New Language and Country Analytics

In other news, Google lowered the price of Preemptible VMs by up to 33%!

“Since launching Preemptible VMs last year, we’ve tuned our algorithms, improved their efficiency and analyzed usage patterns. Our experience, combined with the growth of Google Cloud Platform, allows us to offer deeper discounts,” google reported.

For example, “the price of an n1-standard-1 Preemptible VM instance is now just one cent per hour. That’s 80% cheaper than the equivalent, non-preemptible instance, with no bidding or guesswork,” google added.

For those not familiar, “Preemptible VMs are just like any other Google Compute Engine VM, with the caveat that they cannot run for more than 24 hours and that Google can preempt (shut down) the VM earlier if need the capacity for other purposes. This allows google to use their data center capacity more efficiently and share the savings with you.”

For more details, check out the on Preemptible VMs documentation, and for more pricing information, visit this Compute Engine pricing page, or try out pricing calculator.

Update 8/11/2016: Finally, Google Play Developer Console app that was launched in May, has today received some new features for reviews and experiments:

  • Receive notifications about new reviews
  • Use filters to find the reviews you want
  • Review and apply store listing experiment results
  • Increase the percent of a staged rollout or halt a bad staged rollout

You can download the Developer Console app on Google Play and stay on top of your apps and games, wherever you are!

Additionally, you can also, get the Playbook for Developers app to stay up-to-date with more features and best practices that will help you grow a successful business on Google Play.

Google Play Developer Console: Receive notifications about new reviews Google Play Developer Console: Use filters to find the reviews you want Google Play Developer Console: Review and apply store listing experiment results Google Play Developer Console: Increase the percent of a staged rollout or halt a bad staged rollout

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