Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1080 closed enhancement/feature request (fixed)

Update version on Google Play

Reported by: jfitie Owned by: cp15
Priority: minor Milestone: version 0.5.1
Component: port/android Version: git master
Severity: normal Keywords:


Please update the version on Google Play. Not everyone can install non-market apps on their devices. Thanks.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by usul

  • Milestone changed from To be discussed - Give your opinion! to version 0.5.1

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by tryagain

  • Severity set to normal


We have to publish some art to finish this: "Feature graphic" 1024w x 500h JPG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha). The feature graphic is now mandatory and you need to supply one before you can make any changes to your Store listing. In the Play Store, the feature graphic is shown at the top of the store listing and is a powerful tool to show off your app. See an example.

Also Google play suggests us to:

  • Translate Product descriptions into Italian and Spanish (Spain)
  • Add localized graphics for German and Russian
  • Design your app for tablets: The minimum Android version and target Android version need to support tablets (set targetSdkVersion>=11 or minSdkVersion>=11 - it's not that trivial, iirc we had some problems switching targetSdkVersion); Upload at least one screenshot for 7-inch and 10-inch tablets to the Store Listing.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by kazer

To get the ball rolling, I have pushed a new version ( r6021 ) as Beta in the store.

You can join the brand new beta program by subscribing to this group :!forum/navit-beta

Once we get enough user feedback about this build we can start updating the production release.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by jandegr

I participated in the beta program. Join Kazer's beta club, install Navit from google playstore but sometimes there is a little wait untill google pushes the beta as an update. They all seem to be signed with the same key as the svn builds from the server, so moving between versions is no problem.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by jandegr


Installing and testing went fine, nice to have a recent version of Navit available in the store. Demonstrating to friends is now as easy as pointing them to google, no more need to take over their device to install from the buildserver. After 3 years of stand-still this version brings huge improvements.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by kazer

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

r6021 has been pushed in production. Thanks Jan for your tests. We are almost ready to have nightly builds automatically pushed in beta. If you are interested in the beta, please subscribe to this group : ​!forum/navit-beta and share your feedback!

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