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 saying about you, or at least what they’re saying in a language you understand.
- Added licensing server, which, when used properly, tilts the economics of Android apps toward you, the developer, and against the pirates.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.