Posted by Steve Suppe, Product Supervisor, Google Play and Manuel Wang, Product Supervisor, Google Play; Ashley Marshall, UX Writing Lead, Google Play
Google Play Console is consistently evolving to enhance the way you handle and publish your apps. We all know that launch moments are actually necessary to you. Whether or not that is launching a brand new model of your app, or updating your retailer itemizing – you want the proper instruments that can assist you launch with confidence.
One problem you’ve shared with us is a scarcity of predictability and management over the app assessment course of. Beforehand, it was exhausting to foretell which modifications could be despatched to Google for assessment, and which modifications could be revealed instantly. There was additionally no solution to ship a number of modifications for assessment collectively, for instance, should you needed to replace your app similtaneously one among your retailer itemizing screenshots.
Because of your suggestions, we’re making some modifications to provide you extra flexibility and management over the app assessment course of.
Management when modifications are despatched to Google for assessment
On the Publishing overview web page in Play Console, you’ll quickly see a brand new part referred to as “Adjustments able to ship for assessment.” Everytime you save a change in Play Console that’s topic to assessment, it will likely be listed right here – as a substitute of it being routinely despatched for assessment. You’ll be able to then ship these modifications for assessment collectively, everytime you’re prepared.
|On the Publishing overview web page in Play Console, you’ll quickly see a brand new “Adjustments able to ship for assessment” part the place your modifications can be saved so that you can ship for assessment.
How this works with managed publishing
When you ship modifications to Google for assessment, they will seem within the “Adjustments in assessment” part on the Publishing overview web page.
If in case you have managed publishing turned on, these modifications will seem within the “Able to publish” part as quickly as they’re permitted. You’ll be able to then publish these modifications everytime you’re prepared.
If in case you have managed publishing turned off, modifications can be revealed routinely as quickly as they’re permitted. We suggest turning managed publishing on whenever you need extra management over app modifications or want to push an app replace reside at a particular time.
Take away modifications which can be able to publish or in assessment
To provide you much more flexibility, we’re additionally including the flexibility so that you can take away modifications which have already been despatched for assessment, or which can be able to publish.
Adjustments you take away will as soon as once more seem within the “Adjustments able to ship for assessment” part.
The way it works
This is an instance of how we expect these new modifications will add predictability and management to your app publishing course of, and the way they are going to allow extra versatile workflows.
Think about you may have a serious replace to your app that is because of go reside and requires a number of modifications to occur on the identical time, resembling publishing a brand new launch, updating your retailer itemizing screenshots, and making modifications to your Knowledge security kind. This is how this is able to look with all the new enhancements that we have made in Play Console.
1. Make modifications to your app, retailer itemizing, and Knowledge security kind in Play Console
You may make modifications to all the completely different elements of your app at your personal tempo, with confidence that these modifications will not be despatched for assessment or revealed till you are prepared.
2. Ship modifications for assessment whenever you’re prepared
On the Publishing overview web page, you may now see all the modifications which have been made. You’ll be able to ship them for assessment collectively whenever you resolve you’re prepared.
3. Take away modifications should you’ve made a mistake
Think about that you’ve got made a change to one thing else by chance, or your advertising workforce has instructed you that a number of the screenshots you initially uploaded must be modified. On the Publishing overview web page, now you can take away these modifications from the assessment, make any mandatory updates, and ship the modifications for assessment – once more.
4. Publish in accordance with your schedule with managed publishing
Plans change on a regular basis. Think about that your advertising workforce tells you that your launch date has been delayed by every week. Or, what if you do not need your modifications to go reside on a weekend, when nobody is within the workplace? You’ll be able to select to activate managed publishing and management precisely when permitted modifications are revealed.
We’re actually excited to share these upcoming options with you, and hope these modifications offer you extra predictability and management over the app publishing course of.
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