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Beta Release in testing at Google Play Store
Last Post 02/12/2020 5:12 PM by Jeff Jones. 12 Replies.
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Jeff Jones
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11/28/2019 11:27 AM
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Well - simply navigating the publishing to Google Play Store process took a full 3 days. GACK!

According to my Play Store dashboard, our first Birder's Diary Android App is now Pending Publication!!!

Supposedly this means that Google/Android-Police are testing and confirming that the app is what it says it is, not dangerous and will be published when this step is accomplished. 

Stay Tuned!!!

Jeff

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Jeff Jones
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11/28/2019 11:32 AM
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A bit more info. It could be days - if, If, IFFFF I did everything correctly. What a process.

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kmiller
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11/29/2019 4:45 PM
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So we all can be beta testers as soon as Google Play approves it and it shows up in the store?
Jeff Jones
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11/29/2019 4:57 PM
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Yes. Update. Google testing found a couple minor compatibility issues that I am working to resolve. In addition, I somehow managed to break the build in Android Studio, so testing and updates are on hold until I figure that out. With Thanksgiving and all, things are progressing slowly this weekend. But I will update here when it is available on the Google Play Store for sure.

Stay tuned,

Jeff

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Jeff Jones
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11/30/2019 12:35 PM
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Ok - for all those watching this holiday weekend. Beta 1.1 just uploaded to the Google Play Store.

This process is simply mind-boggling. So many moving parts it simply stupefies me. If I survive it, and an actual release finally makes it to the Play Store, I may need a week off. Development is a piece of cake compared to configuring, building, releasing and passing all of Google's test and security requirements. I can see why it can literally take an entire engineering team to get this done. I needa margarita!!!

 

Stay tuned.

Jeff

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kmiller
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01/12/2020 6:06 PM
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Not sure if this is the right spot for beta questions but my app seems hopelessly stuck. I could delete it and reinstall it but at least wanted to ask the question. Every time I open my app the only option I have is to "Resume Outing". So when I select that and try to select "Finish Outing" it always says Birder's Diary Mobile has stopped. So I can't open a new outing until I finish this outing and I can't finish this outing. Just reinstall the app?
Jeff Jones
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01/12/2020 7:54 PM
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Hi Kent,

Please tell me what mobile phone you have and want version of Android you are running.

Outside of that, please uninstall the app from your phone and reinstall and test. 

Please let me know back here.

Thanks and sorry for the issue.

Jeff

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kmiller
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01/13/2020 7:40 AM
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Galaxy S7, Android 8.0.0
Jeff Jones
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01/13/2020 7:47 AM
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Thanks for the info. I have an S9 and running Android 9. I wonder if that is the difference. 

Let me know how uninstall, reinstall works please.

Jeff

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Dennis
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01/14/2020 8:50 AM
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I have a S9 and I get the same response when I try to finish it.
Jeff Jones
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01/14/2020 9:41 AM
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Thanks Dennis. Sorry about this. I am working on this. The mobile space is so much more complex than just Windows. So many different configurations and levels of software.

I will work on getting a solution to this in the next couple days. 

In the meantime, please uninstall and reinstall and test. Let me know.

Thanks and I apologize for this issue.

Jeff

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Jeff Jones
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02/01/2020 7:01 PM
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Ok - I have just released Build B1.14 to the Google Play Store. It should auto-upload on your phones overnight.

When you get a chance, please test this problem and let me know.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Jeff Jones
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02/12/2020 5:12 PM
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Hi - has anyone had a chance to test B1.14 for these issues?

Let me know.

Jeff

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