Why is there an old version of Tomdroid available at Google Play Store?

Asked by Daniel Sager on 2012-08-30

As I prefer to install apps via the Play Store (since I don't have to update them manually afterwards), I was wondering why Tomdroid isn't up-to-date. The information at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.tomdroid ) states the current version as 0.5.0, which is the same as the info-dialog of the app says.

Why isn't the latest (stable) version of Tomdroid available in the store?

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Stefan Hammer
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Best Stefan Hammer (j-4) said : #1

Hello,

The reason therefore is that we always test our new stable releases extensively before making it available to tenthousands of users on google play. New releases always get published on Launchpad first for our small testing community and only if no severe bugs come up we will push this release also to google play.
You can choose between a really stable app on the market or if you prefere you are invited to join the testing community and install our stable or beta version from launchpad. For the latter I would ask you to report all bugs/crashes you find while using Tomdroid.

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Cheers,
Stefan

Daniel Sager (buuh) said : #2

Hey, thanks for the fast reply!

I just thought the 0.6 might be stable while 0.7 is in beta. But now that I have a look at the 0.6 release date and notes saying how it's *not* a market-release I feel quite stupid about my question :)

So, i guess the matter ist solved then... ;)

Daniel Sager (buuh) said : #3

Thanks Stefan Hammer, that solved my question.

Avinash R (nashpapa) said : #4

Stefan Hammer, instead of publishing it when the community is feeling to release it to market (which obviously will take more time), can't there be a "Tomdroid Beta" app? which is much more good as more will know about the upcomming releases, as well as the community can work on the next features, well most of them can, while the general public be the beta testers.

I honestly guess it is the best possible way of achieving productivity. as do Mozilla thinks with firefox (see: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox_beta and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox).