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Android Application Development For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Donn Felker, Michael Burton

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Watching the Number of Installs Soar

You’ve finally published your first application. Now it’s time to watch those millions start rolling in, right? Kind of. You might be an independent developer who’s releasing the next standout first-person shooter game, or you might be a corporate developer who’s pushing out your company’s Android application. Regardless, to be aware of the user experience on various devices, you can identify how your application is doing in various ways:

check.png Five-star rating system: The higher average rating your app receives, the better.

check.png Comments: Give people the courtesy of reading the comments they leave. You might be surprised at the outstanding ideas people provide to you for free. Users get excited about new features and return to the store to update their comments with a much more positive ratings boost.

check.png Error reports: Users who were gracious enough to submit error reports want to let you know that the app experienced a runtime exception for an unknown reason. Open these reports, examine the error, review the stack trace, and fix the problem. An app that’s reported to force-close frequently can quickly receive lots of bad reviews. Stack traces are available ...

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