Change title of link "Leave a review" for "Check for updates"

odk-collect

#1

Currently in ODK Collect you have About -> Leave a review on the Google Play Store.

I suggest to change link text to "Check for update"- The effect is the same, but provides a way to easily upgrade Collect.

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Notifying users in app about app updates
(Yaw Anokwa) #2

Thanks for the feedback!

The goal of the link is to get people to leave a review on the Play Store because that's what helps others discover ODK Collect. Unfortunately, there is no direct link to leave a review, so the best we can do is take the user to the app page.

Android generally has a way to notify users that want notifications of updates that there are updates. Are you suggesting this change because that mechanism lacking?


#3

Thanks for your comment!

Situation with updates and Android is that if you want to auto-upate you need to able for all and disable unwanted apps. So this is annoying and some people prefere not to auto-update and do it manually. So my suggestion is just to provide a way to confirm directly if user has latest release taking advantage that link is available. Maybe the ideal is to provide a notification directly in ODK Collect that verified installed version vs. latest and suggest to update redirecting to that link.



(Yaw Anokwa) #4

Very good point, @Alexander_Torrado. I've started a discussion at Notifying users in app about app updates with the dev community about taking this issue on.