Android Market Glance Back at Developments Since the Arrival of Froyo

Google Andriod Developers blog posted a glance back at developments of Android Market since the arrival of Froyo last summer.Introduced "error reporting to Market," so developers can see if their apps are locking up or crashing; and if so, exactly where.Upgraded Market publisher site to include user comments, so you can read what people are […]

Google Andriod Developers blog posted a glance back at developments of Android Market since the arrival of Froyo last summer.

  1. Introduced "error reporting to Market," so developers can see if their apps are locking up or crashing; and if so, exactly where.
  2. Upgraded Market publisher site to include user comments, so you can read what people are saying about you, or at least what they're saying in a language you understand.
  3. Added licensing server, which, when used properly, tilts the economics of Android apps toward you, the developer, and against the pirates.
  4. Cranked up number of countries people can buy and sell apps in: as of now, you can sell them in 29 countries and buy them in 32.
  5. Rolled in a "recent changes" feature, a place for developers to put their release notes. Android Market has a zero-friction process for app update, and the really great apps have followed the "release early, release often" philosophy.
  6. Market now has a "draft upload" feature; this removes a lot of tension and strain from app-update process. Get your screenshots and feature graphics and text and APK all squared away with as much editing as you need to, then update them all with one click.

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