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#1 Jim

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:27 AM

This is a response to Chris' request for feedback on the new version but I thought it was better to post as a new topic since it's not specific feedback on the interface.

As usual, I admire your willingness to listen to your users and actively seek their feedback. I want to evaluate the new version and contribute to improving it as much as anyone but as in all the previous releases, I find myself afraid to update the app at first.

I will typically monitor the forums for the first few weeks to see what bugs users report and and try to determine how critical the issues are to the functionality of the app before I can commit to updating. I've stuck with this app through many releases over all others because as someone previously pointed out, no one else implements a GTD system as well as you and it's obvious how hard you work on this.

I think everyone understands that developing for the android platform implies that every new version of an app is essentially a beta release and that's not just Due Today. Sometimes it's a particular device that won't play nice, sometimes a compiler error, sometimes just an overworked developer, we get it. For those of us that really rely on the app however, the thing that makes it so daunting is that when serious bugs appear, we're not talking about losing the latest high score or custom settings on your favorite game, it can be crippling. It's not just your phone that's suddenly stopped working, it's your life .

My question is, would you consider making previous versions of the app available so that in the event that a particular bug really creates a serious usability problem, the user has the ability to revert to what was working until the issues can be addressed?

I have seen other developers do this for instance by making the previous apk available outside of the market until the fix for the new version was available.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

Is it paid software with the others? I think if you provide offline apk files, you are more vulnerable to illegal copies of the software. I haven't developed any android app myself, so I could be wrong.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:22 AM

Is it paid software with the others? I think if you provide offline apk files, you are more vulnerable to illegal copies of the software. I haven't developed any android app myself, so I could be wrong.


You can download the apk-file of the latest version from the site. So, I don't think it would be a problem to make the apk-files available of earlier versions. But, when you e-mail Chris about it, I don't think he has a problem with it, to e-mail the apk-file to you.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

I already do have the previous versions available on my site. However, they are the versions that require a license since you will be downloading it outside of the Google Play store.

You can find them here:
http://www.lakeridge...evious/DueToday

If you need a license code, please let me know via email and I'll look up your purchase and get you a code.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

Thanks Chris,

I had no idea they were that easily available, my fault for not asking sooner.

Even if something was really wrong with a release, I would still spend the time testing the new version and trying to offer feedback but knowing you can roll back out of the "testing" mode by loading a previous version is all I could ask for.

Once I have my license code then I could load any previous version from that page at will?

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

Yes, once you have the license code you can install any previous version you like.




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