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[APP][2.1+] App Update Notifier: Crowd Edition

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5th March 2013, 10:09 AM   |  #1  
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Hey everyone

Another app is finished - App Update Notifier: Crowd Edition!

It is basically the same code basis as the original App Update Notifier (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.x.appupdate) but it doesn't use any third-party APIs or web crawlers
to gather app version information. Instead, it relies totally on the "crowd". Whenever you check for updates,
your app versions are sent with the request and used to update the database. So, once the first user has an update
installed, everyone else will see the update, instantly!

The reason for this second edition of the app is that all the available APIs for app version infos are pretty much
outdated most of the time, sometimes up to 1 or 2 weeks... That's simply unsatisfying for users of an app update
notifier. With the ne strategy, I hope to solve this problem. Let's see how it goes...

Privacy notice: The app version infos are transmitted totally anonymous! There are 3 elements transfered for each
app: package name, version code an version name. That's it, no device id, email address, or anything!

Looking forward to your feedback!

Grab the app at the Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ppupdate.crowd

or use the QR code:


And, as requested, a Drive link to the APKs
https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B3...it?usp=sharing

2013/03/06: Apps in the index: 11.500
2013/03/13: New database/index for new filter-by-model-and-android-version logic
2013/03/14: Apps in index: 19.000

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5th March 2013, 10:35 AM   |  #2  
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Re: [APP] App Update Notifier: Crowd Edition
Concept is quite nice.. will install and check the app and give you the feedback

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5th March 2013, 10:42 AM   |  #3  
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Awesome. Looking forward to your feedback

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Re: [APP] App Update Notifier: Crowd Edition
Okay.. umm..
Suggestions/feedback :
1. The app requires to update it's database often since it didnt show update to couple of my apps that were shown by play store.
2. Everytime i changed from update app tab to my installed app tab, it prompted me to either purchase app to remove ads or promoted me with a dialogue box saying it to rate the app. That seems kind of annoying to me at least. Maybe you can reduce the frequency to once everytime the app is opened or something like that.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by .xxx.

1. The app requires to update it's database often since it didnt show update to couple of my apps that were shown by play store.

Well, there are currently 10 users Of course, the database will improve once more users are using the app. That's part of the process...
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2. Everytime i changed from update app tab to my installed app tab, it prompted me to either purchase app to remove ads or promoted me with a dialogue box saying it to rate the app. That seems kind of annoying to me at least. Maybe you can reduce the frequency to once everytime the app is opened or something like that.

That's definitely a bug, it doesn't happen for me. It should only popup every 10% or so... Is this reproducable?
5th March 2013, 11:25 AM   |  #6  
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Installed and testing!

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just for your notice: currently in the index: 700 apps
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1200 apps in index, with that speed we will have a pretty well filled database quite soon
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When I tap on button I have FC.

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When I tap on button I have FC.

fix is on its way

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