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(Last edited by finfin82; 4th June 2014 at 09:35 AM.) Reason: circumstances for playstore ban
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Hello guys and girls,

I follow the android development since version since 1.5 cupcake and i ever thought, if you have a great idea - write an app.
So i didn't wrote WhatsApp but i love it to be bleeding edge of development, so i was looking for a new prerelease of whatsapp from time to time on their website.

I wrote an app that checks for WhatsApp prereleases.

Thats the story.

Ive got some cool ideas for the future of this app where all bleeding edge user and even blogs have a great advance of...

Maybe someone shares my love for following the development of apps.

To install my App search for it in PlayStore "Whatsapp 2Date"
Or have a look to the attachment of this post.

- new icons - thx to philipp again
- small fixes and improvements
- new ad-partner

- support new playstore
- small fixes
- pull to refresh implemented (as requested)
- service doesn't run anymore if sync is set to never
- small improvements and fixes

- made the old download-manager to an option (as requested)
- crashlytics replaces acra as crashreporter
- small improvements and fixes

- fixed force close on Devices < Honeycomb
- share information about your installed WhatsApp-Version
- libs update
- kleinere Verbesserungen und Fixes

- libs update
- no longer need to stay in the app until the download has finished
- small improvements and fixes

- Using the android download manager to download updates from server
- added option to translate the changelog into system language

- added ActionSherlock for consistent ui experience
- added ACRA AndroidCrashReport for better bug-report to get the app more stable
- service only running when actually check for new version - less ram consumption (as requested)
- service-timing improvements
- simple theme switch (as requested) - will be further developed
- small improvements and fixes
1.32 - hotfix playstore-version > server-version - download-btn leads in this case to the official WhatsApp-playstore-entry
1.31 - changelogbutton impl. nicer version will follow soon
1.30 - force close fixes - some optical changes (thx Sebastian)
1.22 - too lazy 2 compare vers. - no notify if installed ver is newer than server ver
1.20 - PlayStore-Version is now shown to compare & download-button shows only if there is a new version (thx goes to Philipp Drexler for ideas)
1.14 - fixed problem when offline - service timing fix (sry for high update-freq - it's a beta :P )

got deleted on playstore
link to playstore:
here are the circumstances for that
Yep i got deleted, thats what they told me:
"REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the dangerous products provision of the Content Policy:
Applications that cause users to download or install applications from unknown sources outside of Google Play are prohibited."

So I tried to ask for any changes I could make to keep my app in playstore I also made suggestions, but i just got an default reply:

"Thank you for your note.
We have reviewed your appeal and will not be reinstating your app. This decision is final and we will not be responding to any additional emails regarding this removal."

Here is a short quote of what i wrote:
"The german policy sais, that it is forbidden to "seduce user to download or install extern apps without their knowledge" but i'm explaining in my app description that my app notifies on playstore or server updates.
so i think the users know that they download apps beside the playstore."

No comment on what I argumented.
I'm so disappointed how google deals with developers, that had 1,8 Mio downloads and 180.000 active user.
If I the App violates the policy they could have given me at least a chance to make it clean without loosing all my user.

When you ask for a bill for you playstore-order you get a contact person who takes care of the flow.

As developer you have nothing.

I didnt realized that i violate the policy, otherway i would have changed my app to get conform.

So my app still works, i just cant update it anymore via playstore.
If you want to keep informed follow this thread and join the comunity

Cheers andy
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if you could get a changelog that would incredible
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nice work. thanks!

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Default changelog

I like that you enjoy the app... may b someone can post the link to the app? as long as i still can't post links.

To the Changelog thing.... there is no official changelog at all from WhatsApp directly but i have a great idea concerning this.... just need some time to realise this...

currently there is a "bug" in my app ... i din't thought of that whatsapp would pull back some update ... so if someone installed the latest version last night... he would get notification that there is a new one - cause they pulled the never version back and i was too lazy to implement version compare.... working on it and guess to release update during this day.

ps: maybe someone (of the mods) can link this post to other relevant forums? i dont want to spam with double-postings
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Hello everybody,

i just want you 2 know, that the fixed version is on its way to the PlayStore.
Now there will be no more notifications if the installed-version is higher than the servers version.

Sorry for that annoying bug. As i allready said, i hadn't planned on that.

In Attachement is the mentioned version - the PlayStore takes its time to release my uploaded version.
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FC on launch :-\

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Force close fixed in this version....

I'm pretty new to android dev. so i guess i need to build a test-chain to test all cases that can get wrong, sorry

Updated version in attachement.
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no ideas comments problems or anything?
At the moment the changes that come with the update are significant - whole whatsapp is rebuild in holo-design....
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In the next release i will include the changelog
from the whatsapp Website.

Are there other ideas or wishes i can add?

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