ay Store can now use your Gmail itineraries for app recommendations

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 10 Feb 2016

ere you go can tell a lot about you. would now like to use what it already knows about your travels to better pitch some new Android apps.

An update to the ay Store features a new option: Use itineraries from Gmail. You can turn it on in the settings, as the description implies you should see more apps that are tied in directly to the locations appointments in your Gmail.

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The new option may give you better recommendations next time you fire up the ay Store.

If this creeps you out too much, you’re able to shut the feature off. However, it’s worth trying out as app discovery remains a tricky business. Using personalized information, much like does with search, may help you discover apps you wouldn’t have found otherwise.

This feature if found in the newest update to the ay Store, which will update over time on your device. You can grab it now from A Mirror if you’d rather not wait.

y this matters: ’s deep data ties to your account can help the company offer more personalized recommendations compared to Apple’s App Store. This could lead to happier app customers more installs for developers. ivacy often remains a concern with such moves, but sometimes you have to play by ’s rules if you want to see the benefits.