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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2014, 23:27:34 »
Menion, just a quick proposal.
What about setting up a "new" app called "Locus Maps Beta"?

This app never reaches production status, just stays in beta release. Set up the same Google+ group as testers.

That way you could avoid the problem with confusing your testers for not knowing the current release date and build number. Also you could use ANR's and crash reports directly through the dev console and match them to the current beta version. Same thing for comments or reviews. They are visible to your testers and you, but nobody else (except Google  ::) ).
You could also implement some methods against piracy.  :P

This idea came along my mind as I remembered some story, where developers are using the alpha and beta release feature on Google Play to exclusively deploy some apps to users. With the background to avoid the 30+ percentage rate that Google saves for itself.
BTW, Google charges only 5% for apps in the Chrome Store.

Anyway, I think you got the idea.  8)
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2014, 18:27:13 »
@gynta, michael: thanks, I'll try next time set one more possibility. There is one field where I should write some short text for every version, so I'll try if there will be any influence and if you will se some special text that you install Beta version

@berkley: yes, I already thought about it, but it's for me so a lot more complicated that was this forum. If this solution (Google+), won't work perfectly for everyone, I'll rather return back to testing over forum, then this. But thanks, appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2014, 20:12:14 »
If this solution (Google+), won't work perfectly for everyone, I'll rather return back to testing over forum, then this.
I would support this ;D
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #48 on: May 01, 2014, 20:25:22 »
don't count on this solution a lot ;)
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #49 on: May 01, 2014, 20:41:51 »
Why not additional?
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #50 on: May 01, 2014, 20:44:30 »
you mean why not to use both systems at once?

http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=3867.msg28779#msg28779
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #51 on: May 02, 2014, 08:48:18 »
Then you could set up cloud messaging and notify testers every time a new version exists with direct link to download from Dropbox.

http://developer.android.com/google/gcm/index.html

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Damn, Play Service needed...
http://help.locusmap.eu/responses/custom_maps_from_new_google_maps_engine
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #52 on: May 04, 2014, 21:37:33 »
Hi Menion
I would like to continue beta testing, but I am not willing to join google+ . is there a way at the moment to do so?
In an earlier Post you said that you could add a way (a google group) to allow people to download the test versions without using google+ .Does that exist yet?
 

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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2014, 22:13:34 »
Any news on this yet? Would like to try the new version that was released today.
 

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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2014, 13:01:29 »
I would like to test new beta version, but without sign in to Google+. I absolutely not need google+ in my life ;) Is there any link to *.apk file like it was a some time ago?

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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2014, 08:00:57 »
Yesterday evening automatic update "free-test" start it selfe when i return to my home wifi :)
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2014, 08:02:55 »
this is how it should work. Just as normal versions :)
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #58 on: May 09, 2014, 09:23:51 »
oki eldron, please try this https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/locus-free-pro-beta-testing
Thanks Menion, works perfectly!
Only weird thing was, that the google group was empty when i logged in on my phone (no text, no link, nothing). Worked fine on the PC though.
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Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2014, 10:18:44 »
perfect, good to hear!
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