Google polishes its Play Developer Console
A new version of the Google Play Developer Console has gone live, with some new features to help see how well your beloved app is doing.
There’s “a streamlined publishing flow, new language options, and new user ratings statistics,” writes the company on the Android Developer Blog.
What is the new “publishing flow”? Eva-Lotta Lamm, Riccardo Govoni, and Ellie Powers of the Google Play team write:
We’ve completely revamped and streamlined the app publishing process to give you more time to build great apps. You can start with either an APK or an app name, and you can save before you have all of the information. You can also now see differences between the new and old versions of an app, making it easy to catch unintentional changes before you publish a new version to your users.
Another new feature is the ability to track the success, or otherwise, of your app over time. Statistics on your user ratings will be graphed across a timescale, showing changes (for both the all-time average user rating and new user ratings that come in on a certain day). You can break the numbers down by device, country, language, carrier, Android version, and app version.
For example, says Google, after optimising your app for tablets, you could track your ratings on the most popular tablets.
You can see a demo of the new version below, from the Google I/O event back in June.