The Play Store is the most trusted venue for Android users to get their apps and games. While Google has added a taste of AI to almost every service and app it has, the Play Store is at the back of a long queue to get more AI-driven features. At the previous Google I/O event, the tech firm announced some generative AI tools that help developers craft new Play Store listings through Google’s PaLM 2 model.
The feature helps developers write more compelling descriptions for their apps to entice more users to download them. But Google’s upcoming AI additions to the Play Store will be focused on frequently asked questions, according to AndroidPolice (via SpAndroid).
AI-generated FAQs will soon come to the Google Play Store
The teardown of Google Play Store v38.4.12 reveals that Google is working on a new feature that brings AI-generated FAQs to its app store, letting developers craft the frequently asked questions in the listings by generative AI. Yet, there’s no screenshot of how the feature works, but the strings on the Play Store code confirm it’s in the works.
The AI-generated FAQs will supposedly appear below each app and game listing. As the name implies, they answer users’ most important questions about an app or game. We might hear more about the feature in the Play Store’s upcoming updates.
The app researcher who found the feature claims AI-generated FAQs will “eventually make its way to the Play Store,” and it’s not an experimental feature. The Play Store Download Buddy underwent the same procedure, and after a year of testing, it made its first debut in September. In case you didn’t know, Download Buddy displays an app installation progress on the screen through a movable floating arrow.
Given that AI is expanding its role in Google apps and services, the Play Store could get more AI-driven features in future updates. As the platform evolves, Google also wants to ensure more quality apps are available to users. The firm has recently obligated app developers to test their apps with a group of at least 20 people for a minimum of two weeks before releasing them to the Play Store.