This release doesn’t introduce many changes, but it does now make full use of the new Android licensing service. The benefits of this are:
- I have been able to remove the copy protection flag – which has caused so many issues with market visibility.
- Upgrading your handset/android version will no longer cause the app to disappear from the market – or worse, require you to buy it again!
- A reduction in the 70% piracy rate I see on my paid app (which I was staggered to see given the free version is fully functional and the paid version is a mere £2/$3)
I have also spent a lot of time implementing release build automation for the different variants, together with continuous integration setup and automated unit test runs – this was quite a bit of work, so apologies that there are not many changes to the app in this version, but the automation has made sure that build consistency isn’t variable! See the release history for the list of changes.