Who let the dogs out?

Google let a test build of YouTube app hit public release

Google is in the midst of updating the YouTube app, and somehow or another an internal test version made it's way to Google Play. We imagine it's already pulled, and things will be recitfied, but it's neat even if only temporary.

 

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What is 'Dogfooding'?

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I downloaded it the logo changed and now my playlist are in their own section of the sidebar not to bad I haven't had any problems so far

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I just updated my tablet and got it. I was wondering what happened until I saw this.
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Haha yeah, I'm still not quite certain whats different other than the dogbone icon. I'm just somewhat excited because it's unique.

Meanwhile, at Google HQ:

"Hey Kevin, could you go and push the latest test build to the server? I'm going to get a coffee"

"Sure thing, Mark."

-----30min later-----

"KEVIN, YOU HAD ONE JOB!!!!"

Well in Kevin's defense, Mark asked for the "latest test build" to be pushed, not the latest production build :P

I updated the app earlier, but didn't even notice the doggy treat logo until reading this.

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I had the same problem just now, that's a really bad problem to have too! Especially on my S4's 1080p display!

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I updated and have the bone icon, but the app won't load now and I get unfortunately the app has stopped.. Should I uninstall I updates for the YouTube app?

Edit: I uninstalled the updates and am on 5.5.27 now
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Was the "connected TVs" option there already? And what's the deal with exoplayer?

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Got it as of 8:20 PM EST

"I'll stop buying smartphones when they make one smarter than me."Where's the stylus pen for the new One?

Dang Nabitt!!!I saw this article all day and just now reading it.

"I'll stop buying smartphones when they make one smarter than me."Where's the stylus pen for the new One?

Mine opens and closes on Note 3.

"I'll stop buying smartphones when they make one smarter than me."Where's the stylus pen for the new One?

Just updated a minute ago and now it won't even open. Wth are they doing over there??

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how about they update the app with more useful basic functions like replying to comments.....

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Mine updated an hour ago to the dogfood version. If I go to the app on the play store though it has an option to update again.

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Sent this in as a tip as soon as my app updated not even a mention in the article lol

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Pretty sure Dogfooding is a technical term meaning that you use your own stuff to demonstrate a new product; from the term "Eating your own dogfood". From the Wiki:
"Eating your own dog food, also called dogfooding, is a slang term used to reference a scenario in which a company (usually, a computer software company) uses its own product to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of the product.[1]"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_your_own_dog_food

Exactly. A example would be like if Google required all of it's employees to use Android, or Microsoft using Visual Studio to write other software - like Office.