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Google Play Console: Insightful Development using Android Vitals and Pre-Launch Reports

Harty, Julian Mark Alistair (2019). Google Play Console: Insightful Development using Android Vitals and Pre-Launch Reports. In: MOBILESoft 2019, 25-26 May 2019, Montreal, Canada.

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Through a case study, I present several related software tools provided by the Google Play Console to Android developers. To help developers monitor and diagnose how their apps are performing in the real-world, Google Play Console includes Android Vitals to track technical performance, Release Management in particular automated pre-launch testing and analysis, and User Feedback for ratings and reviews. They enable developers to identify and address issues that affect active users of their Android apps. The (in-)stability reports include pertinent attributes such as the device model and Android version which can help correlate and triangulate when issues adversely affect customers. App developers can also use the findings to discover flaws in their development and testing practices. Ratings and reviews are already popular topics for researchers, perhaps Release Management and Android Vitals deserve equivalent interest and may offer several new rewarding research areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 IEEE
Keywords: Android Vitals, Google Dev Console, Kiwix, Metrics, Mobile Applications, Pre-Launch Report, Software Quality.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Software Engineering and Design (SEAD)
Item ID: 61066
Depositing User: Julian Mark Alistair Harty
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:15
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 09:59
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