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A nice new feature for developers: You're now able to have different changelogs for production, beta and alpha versions of your app. Before it was all or nothing — and nobody wants to see a new changelog for an app without an update. We'll definitely take advantage of this with our next version, which should be available as soon as it's ready. (See what we did there?)

From the Google Play Developer dashboard announcement:

“What’s New” now configurable for each version of your app You can now configure the “What’s New” section of your Store Listing for each APK that’s published, including Alpha, Beta, and Production. To get you started, we’ve automatically imported your existing Recent changes text for all versions of your app.

Source: Google Play support

 

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Apps can now have separate changelogs for production, beta and alpha versions

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How about Google puts in a requirement that all app updates must have a new version# and a new changelog description for each update.

But separate changelogs is a nice start.

Posted via my SPARK enabled Sprint LG G2, with 32GBs of internal memory and no sdcard. (Bring on 4.4.2, I can handle it.)

I still do not have the latest of Google Play Store on my Sprint HTC One and 2012 Nexus 7, is this unusual?

I stil have an issue with language barriers. Many apps can be both one and two Major updates behind. Instagram as an example talks about "Instagram Direct" in the Swedish section. That was a few updates back. I could force Play Store to load in English on desktop to access the latest change log, but I've stopped caring that much. So yeah, this is great. But would still prefer to have a fall back to English if your country isn't supported fully. Or simply a force English option.

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