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New developers’ console is out of preview, now the default experience

Developers the land over can prepare to be permanently switched over to the new developers’ console as Google has pushed it out of preview. Everyone had the chance to switch over before, but Google has made it the new default experience. Upon logging in developers who still happen to be on the old console can switch to the new one using a link that appears at the top of the site.

The new console has helped developers in more ways than one, with one of the biggest changes that was introduced this past October being the ability to respond to individual user review in the Google Play Store. Other new features of the console include the ability to use language-specific resources for your app’s listing for those living in other countries, new graphs to give you a more detailed look at where, how, and to which devices your apps are being downloaded, and more.

Google’s giving people time to switch over and get used to the new console before the old one is completely shut down April 15th. Since there won’t be much to do on your part except consume all the new goods you’re getting then that shouldn’t be a problem for any developer. Be sure to sign into your developer account and give it a try at your earliest convenience.

[via Google]




  • http://www.dsaif.com/ Saif

    Still no reply option for me

  • http://profiles.google.com/joshdobbs Josh Dobbs

    Quentyn this is the second or third time that YOU have announced that developers can reply to comments. I must be stupid because I don’t see the option. Please walk me through it so I know how to do it.

    • Pkmmte

      Agreed.

      I’ve looked everywhere and I still can’t find that option. He must be hallucinating.

    • No_Nickname90

      I’ve only seen ONE developer actually reply to comments. I think it was EA: Electronic Arts. I was wonder why developers weren’t telling customers that you can’t open a live wallpaper.

      I hope you all can find it. I really wish someone will tell them to READ the descriptions. We can only do so much in our reviews.

    • http://profiles.google.com/joshdobbs Josh Dobbs

      FYI QUENTYN – YOU DO have the ability to reply to these comments on the phandroid blog and a reply would be greatly appreciated.

  • feztheforeigner

    Like everyone else I have yet to receive the option to reply to comments…

    I really hope they open it up to everyone, I’ve been looking forward to that for a while…

  • No_Nickname90

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57458144-251/android-developers-can-now-reply-directly-to-google-play-comments/

    Um…? I found this link. Here it stated… “Starting today, those listed with Top Developers badges can log into the Developer Console and leave replies and other messages to users.”

    I’m not too sure what that means for you developers, but it doesn’t look like it’s for “every” developer.