Firstly thanks Gynta for separating topics - perfect!
Advantages of this new system
- you do not have to care about downloading/installing/checking if version exists - it just updates as normal version!!
- there should be a lot more people testing every version, because it will be a lot easier for them to get it. Not everyone is checking required topics here on forum
- it's also easier for me to publish it, just upload on one site
- seems only personal problems with Google+.
I personally also do not like these social networks. I have profiles on FB and G+, but I don't use them except rare situations. So I do want this because of my hobby in "socialization".So - common problems/questions I see in previous postsI do not see beta version
To test it, you simply install regular version of tested app on Google Play. When you became beta-tester or when there will be any new testing version, you just simply get notification about update. I still do not see beta version
Since I upload BETA version on Google Play, it seems to take up to two hours, till you get notification. So be a little bit patient.I do not want to use Google+
As I wrote above, there are two ways how you may became beta-tester. One is over Google+ and second is over Google Groups. So if there will be more of you, who do not want to enable Google+, I can create empty Google Groups that will serve just this purpose.Why this, I still do not see clear reason
I monitor statistics of usage on Google Analytics. Every test version is tested around 50 people, but here on forum I receive some feedback just from few of you. For me anyway even this has a great advantage. More people test, more possible they discover serious problem or app crash them (I also get notification about serious "force close" crashes). So generally - more people test it, better for me and also for you as users. And to attract more people, Google+ is a wayOk, why not use both ways
I'm trying to make things simplier, so this is last possibility in case, there will be more of my favorite people here from forum, who really won't use Google+
Uff, sorry for a long reading, but it's Sunday and I'm sure you need something to read during lunch