Google Adds More Languages to Mobile App Indexing
Published on: 2nd Jun 2014
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Google had added more languages to its recently launched search indexing of mobile apps so that they can appear in the search results.
The company started indexing the content of mobile apps back in April, but in English only.
Now they have added eight additional languages: Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
The facility to have a mobile app scanned for inclusion in the search results is however only available to app developers who opt in to the facility, which marks it as different from web indexing, where Google spiders everything unless asked not to.
App developers who want to be indexed, can apply here.
The first publishers with content in other languages are: Fairfax Domain, MercadoLibre, Letras.Mus.br, Vagalume, Idealo, L'Equipe, Player.fm, Upcoming, Au Feminin, Marmiton, and chip.de.
In the USA, they have also added supported for some more apps -- Walmart, Tapatalk, and Fancy.