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Updating a mobile app is essential to build trust among users that you are willing to improve the overall user experience and fix the app issues that arise from time to time. Android developers also pay heed to that matter and regularly publish their app updates on Play Store. Google has recently brought a welcome change for Android developers by allowing them to use a timed publishing approach for updates on Play Store.

However, Android developers must not mistake time publishing approach for scheduled updates. It may appear from Google’s support document that Android developers can schedule time for publishing updates to their apps, but that is certainly not the case.

What is this timed publishing approach?

With timed publishing, Android developers need not to bear the stress of working out when their Android app updates may go live. Android developers first need to push the new APK for their apps and then wait for a couple of hours, which is the normal time for processing. After this, they will get a “Go Live” button, pressing on which will make the update available for all users within minutes and at the same time.

So, Android developers now have the option to make an update available for all users at once, but they still have to press the “Go Live” button. There is no option to choose a specific time to schedule the publishing time for an update, which may seem from what Google has worded the update in their support docs.

Limits of Timed publishing approach

Both Android developers and users appear rejoicing over the new change, but they must note that timed publishing is only meant for updates to an existing app in Play Store, and not for publishing a new app.

However, Android developers also must understand that Google has not removed the processing waiting period for app updates, and they can process only one change at a time. Besides, they will not be able to revert changes, meaning they need to fix all the bugs before making their update live for everyone at once. An extra stint would also be needed at Android developers' end to ensure that all their servers are in sync with each other.

Benefits of timed publishing approach

  • Google says that Android app updates will not take more than a few minutes to be available for all users after the processing wait period is over, but it certainly won’t take hours like in the past for the same.

  • The new change makes it easier for Android developers to make app updates available to users, without worrying about when they may go live as they were previously used to after hitting the publish button.

  • Android app users also don’t need to wonder when updates would be available to them.

  • Once an app update is successfully processed, Android app developers can choose to hit the “Go Live” button sometime later to coincide it with a press release, ad campaign or other events pertinent to their apps.

Timed publishing for Android app updates is a brilliant new feature for Android developers to take advantage of. Many app developers, without a doubt, will take cognizance of it and feel encouraged to shift their focus to Android apps, since Android users exist in abundance. If you have any additional information to share about timed publishing of Android app updates, please mention them in the comment box below.


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You would agree that mobile apps are the trend of modern times. In fact, every business can reach out to masses through convenient apps that can be accessed from any place to make a purchase or avail services a particular company has on offer. Going by 2015 Q2 results, Android was dominating the smartphone market, with 82.8% marketshare worldwide. Now that Android has such a wide global reach, a business can certainly carve a niche for itself via Android development. A recent research estimates that almost half of online retail sales in the seven largest EU markets will happen on mobile devices by 2018.

 

Does Android development mean you need to have a dedicated in-house team at your disposal and bear hefty costs? Thankfully no. Since several options are available to outsource your Android development project, you not only save significant costs for your business, but also ensure quality to have the kind of impact on customers you aspire for. Online presence knows no international boundaries, which for your business means a big opportunity to spur  sales via Android development outsourcing.

Benefits of Android App Development Outsourcing

 

  • You get your Android app developed from experts who have are well versed with the latest tools and technologies.
  • Your Android app is capable of capturing and mining customer data to help you make informed business decisions.
  • Assures you that your Android app is in line with vision and your target audience
  • Your Android app can monetize traffic via add integration
  • Ensures flawless testing of your Android app
  • Attractive UI to encourage user engagement
  • Saves time and money

 

In order to have such an immaculate and lucrative Android app, it’s paramount that you outsource your Android development project to a vendor that has strong track record and substantial experience in mobile application development. Outsourcing Android development allows you to focus on important tasks that could go unattended when you are too occupied with setting up an in-house Android development team.

 

Testing of Android app is a complex task and requires thorough knowledge. Even a minor flaw in testing could seal the fate of your Android app, which is why experts advise to outsource Android development project to a company that is well-known for offering quality Android app development and testing services. Data capturing and mining is another important aspect of Android app since every chief manager wants to make informed business decisions to draw fruitful results and earn better ROI. By outsourcing your Android development project, you can be rest assured that your app is capable of capturing and mining the necessary data of customers to increase your bottom line via targeted marketing based on your customer behavior.

 

One challenge when working with offshore team is Project Management. However, there are a plethora of online project management tools, like FindNerd or Trello, available in the tech market to effectively manage your Android development project. Moreover, you get your Android app developed by freelancers who have both passion and capability of building cutting-edge Android apps.

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Advantages of Android development Outsourcing via Project Management Tools

 

  • Easy accessibility to your Android development project from anywhere in the world at any time
  • Enhances collaboration with your Android development team
  • Android aficionados ensure flawless testing and top-notch quality  
  • Saves cost of your Android development project
  • Session tracker improves efficiency and ensures timely completion of your Android development project
  • No need to buy expensive software and hardware for Android development

 

Businesses have now begun to feel the pressure of maintaining competitive presence in mobile space, which brings Android development at the top of their priority list to increase customer engagement and sales. However, an in-house development team is not worth going for from a business point of view. You must treasure Android development outsourcing to give your business a boost since its benefits largely outweigh the ones you get from in-house Android development.

 

Have you had any experience with outsourcing Android App development? If yes, do share your experience and insights in the comments below. Hope to hear from you soon!

 

 

 

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