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Android Market Updates Confirmed by Developer Team, Promo Vids and High Resolution Images

This morning, some attentive developers noticed new options in their Market accounts and as of 40 minutes ago, the Android team confirmed them all.  Below is the email they are sending out to notify devs that they can add high resolution images, promotional videos and “recent changes” to their apps.  They can also use a “draft upload” function which allows them to upload new versions of their apps without affecting the live one.

Oh, no Gingerbread talk included…yet.  

Hello,

We’re writing to inform you about some changes to Android Market that require your attention.

First, we have added support for a recent changes feature, which allows you to add notes about changes specific to the newest version of your application. You are able to submit these from the Developer Console, similar to descriptions. In the Market app, these notes will appear under the app description as “Recent changes.”

Second, there is now a ‘draft upload’ capability for application updates. This feature enables you to edit your app listing and upload a new version without affecting the version live in Market. Your app listing edits will not change your live listing until you select “Publish.”

Finally, we are adding support for larger promotional graphics to showcase your application. In addition to the currently required app screenshot, you will be required to upload one “feature” graphic. Supported promotional assets will now include:
– A “feature” graphic, landscape aspect ratio, 1024 x 500 (required).
– A high-res icon, 512 x 512 (required).. The Android icon design guidelines located at http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/ui_guidelines/icon_design.html apply.
– 2 screen shots, 320w x 480h, 480w x 854h, or 480w x 800h, increasing to 8 screen shots in the future (1 required).
– A link for a promotional video hosted on YouTube (optional).

Thanks, and we look forward to continue working with you on Android Market.

Regards,
The Android Market Team

I would still stay glued to the interwebs on Friday morning after the 6 hour maintenance has been completed for some potential fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    I haven't noticed any difference

  • feztheforeigner

    When will users see these benefits?

  • http://ezinearticles.com/?Danny-DeMicheles-eVisibility-Company-Review&id=3550559 Danny DeMichele

    Well this is inform you about some changes to Android Market that require your attention.
    First, we have added support for a recent changes feature, which allows you to add notes about changes specific to the newest version of your application. Thanks

  • Bret

    Sounds like the Android market is about to be kickass. I am okay with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/levi.schroeder Levi Schroeder

    Isn't this general Android news?..

  • UGHhhh

    So I went to verizon telling them my apps are downloading but they don't install . They couldn't find out why . I found out that its something in my sd card because when I take it out , everything installs normally . Is there a certain file or folder I should delete or change ? I was thinking to just format the sd again but id rather not lose everything . Any suggestions ?

    • Ben

      This happened to me too. It depends on what you want to keep, the only way I've found to fix this issue is to wipe the SD card completely: however, before doing this you can connect your device to the computer and then transfer the pictures over. Just curious, which device are you using?

      • UGHhhh

        im using the og droid . i deleted the android secure folder last night and that seemed to help everything install . but this morning when i tried to update my apps , it wasnt installing once again . is there maybe a glitch when moving all the apps to sd using titanium backup ?

        • billtvshow

          Your problem sounds somewhat similar to the one I had. http://forum.droid-life.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=366

          • UGHhhh

            so i read your link but im pretty much a noob so how did you fix it ? in noob terms ? lol i know you deleted stuff on the sd ?

          • Ben

            I would still recommend just removing everything from the SD card, and then formatting it while in the phone. That should work, rather than deleting a portion of the files on it.

  • 2001400ex

    Now if they only would upgrade the search function. It is worse than the first search engines in the 90s.

  • trdracer21

    I think you should have every developer upload 3 pics for there app not 1

  • Skytek65

    Got the email
    some yummy gingerbread