So what's the hold up?
We get that asked quite a bit these days, it's about time we shed some light on that and tell y'all what's up.
We posted a sneak peek video of the app in March, that was around the time we had an idea where we're going with the app. A couple of weeks after that we were disappointed to find out that we wouldn't be able to publish Paid
apps to Google Play from UAE. The project then was put on a state of hiatus for the period of April-May.
We were told that Google IO12 would have announcements for new countries that could publish paid apps through Google Play, but that still hasn't happened.
Now, all that have hand-in-hand demotivated the project and the slow downs were basically buying time and having the project in a state of uncertainty.
So, we finally decided to make it a free
app. Yep, a premium
free app. No Ads(we believe that Ads cripple the experience no matter how efficiently done, it's just wrong on an app that users use all day long). Going free, doesn't mean watering the app down, but a mean to get the app that we've been working on for a long time, designs that went through endless iterations and tweaking to be experienced out there by our eager friends who've been waiting for months.
We announced that we'd have a public beta out on the week of July 7th, but we failed to deliver, badly.
We're shooting for an official Google Play submission on the week of July 22nd
, and that ain't gonna' be a Beta
, but "the" V1.
Our good friends on the alpha list will get Beta builds before we publish the final version on the week of 22nd.References
List of countries that can publish paid apps: http://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=150324