January 10, 2013 7:19pm
Big news for small developers: regardless of size, presence or popularity, all devs can now respond to comments in the Play Store.
Google previously trialled this service by allowing its biggest developers — the Gamelofts and SwiftKeys — to do so, but it was hard for small-time teams trying to make a name for themselves to do the same. The feature doesn’t seem to have rolled out in full, though it should only be a matter of time before your complaints can be heard, and dealt with, in one fell swoop.
Google+ integration was also recently added to the Play Store, forcing members of the social network to post comments under a real name, opening up richer commentary and preventing troll culture from taking over.