It isn’t the Android Market yet, but for those of you willing to help us find bugs the beta is for you. The Android beta is ready to go, and can be downloaded and side-loaded from here:
The two big updates to the Android client this release are:
- We’ve reset the Welcome Sequence flow so that it’s re-shown to users again; this is to help try to bump user regs
- We’ve introduced the new Social Photos concept. You can find this by tapping into a product details page, and then tapping on the new “Activity” button in the bottom right. You’ll then be brought to the new photos carousel where you can view, and thumbs-up photos that you like. Or, you can add your own. This is the start of our new ShopSavvy Open Graph features that will become the foundation for our community framework going forward. Missing in this beta is the “Report this photo”, which will be a small icon at the top right corner of each photo that allows community enforcement of which photos are inappropriate. Those reported photos will go into a photo moderation tool that will allow us to review and take action as needed.
- We’ve done some adjustment to the location logic in this version. This should be fairly transparent, but let us know if you even notice the updates.
Please take a look and let us know what you like, don’t like, or any bugs you encounter. This is a Beta release so you WILL find bugs, but please report anything you find to me. We want to make sure all buggy scenarios are covered in the final release next week.