Force Play store release


#1

Hy guys,
I think you should really force a Play store release.
The signs are good today.

https://www.heise.de/forum/heise-online/News-Kommentare/Whatstabook-Facebook-will-Chat-Dienste-verknuepfen/Ihr-habt-alle-sowieso-E-Mail-Also-nutzt-doch-Delta-chat/posting-33836485/show/


#2

looks like an opportunity for deltachat…
however I would not force a release to the playstore, but wait until it’s really ready… otherwise users might get frustrated (and leave deltachat behind) if there are “basic” things not working…


#3

I think a beta release would not hurt :wink:

And save the name “DeltaChat” is also a reason to start a release in play store.


#4

I also would start it as a beta first but still wait a few days to see if there are any issues with the current release.

In general I would like to recommend for further releases to first get the versions updated on F-Droid / Desktop (I see that it was just released), update the translations for the most important languages and only then announce it via official blog post to avoid frustration to the users not seeing the advertised update yet on their desired channels.


#5

And save the name “DeltaChat” is also a reason to start a release in play store.

okay, that’s a reason…


#6

the problem is that f-droid can take a few hours or two weeks, it’s hard to know. It’s also what is making us think to rather go for publishing on play store rather sooner than later. and i guess an app title of “DeltaChat Beta” makes sense for playstore.


#7

There is no need to call it Beta.
If you release it as Beta it will automatically marked as Beta.

And users who like to test it have to join the Beta chanel.


#8

oh ok, then just DeltaChat – it’s probably more stable/usable already than many other apps that call themselves stable i guess :wink: I’d still note in the store description that there are known issues and that DeltaChat is an ongoing project and point people to the github/forum etc. …


#9

That’s always a good idea :+1:


#10

Maybe it’s a stupid question.

But I wondering what are you waiting for.

I use DC v.0.100.0
And I believe it’s stable enough for a Beta releas in Google Play store.

My friends ask every day for it :wink:

BTW. You believe it’s stable enough for f-droid.


#11

we’ve just created a project on github to track the gplay progress :slight_smile:

https://github.com/orgs/deltachat/projects/8


#12

Great to see it’s going on :+1:

Thank you.