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CampKohler

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 4:17:14 AM

cookieguru's question about a function of the new Android app release seems as though it could and should have been answered by an existing method of communication, namely the What's New section.

I propose that any app update, when made available, result in an article in the What's New section, to include at a minimum a simple list of the changes made, whether improvements, fixes or what have you.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:58:43 AM

What we need is a civilized place to get apps like the Apple App Store. The App Store automatically offers upgrades as they are made available and tells you what changed.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 11:42:50 PM

Excellent idea!
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 5:32:49 PM

Well Scout, I looked around the help when I got here, and only return when I have reason to return. And, since the What's New had NOTHING anywhere new, it sort of fell off my radar. I think it is not just help, but more of new announcements and could be made more prominent.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:42:37 AM

Well, TXJean, the reason people don't know is because they don't take the time to look. One of the 1st things I look for is the help section on a web site. Oh look! I can see it now! It's right in front of my face!
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:49:10 PM

Sorry, iffy Wifi and the Nazi Timer (NO EDIT FOR YOU!) conspired. Let's try again.

Perhaps a bunch of technical detail would be too tedious for a What's New article, but I believe that the very fact that an update has occurred is prime grist for that mill. Technical details could be announced separately and linked from WN
as suggested here.
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:28:12 PM

Perhaps a bunch of technical detail would be too tedious, but I believe that the very fact that an update has occurred is prime grist for that mill. Technical details could be announce
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GM
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 1:05:16 PM

>CampKohler

We talked quite a bit about what exactly we were going to put in What's New. We decided as a whole that mobile app updates don't belong there. All of the app updates are available in their respective stores.

iPhone
Android
Windows Phone
BlackBerry


- Ryan (RD)
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CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:29:27 PM

Why maxstar, moving What's New is an extraordinarily excellent idea, which could be devised by only the most perceptive and clear-thinking mind. All kidding, aside, your dating idea has lit a lightbulb for this idea.

[Edited by: CampKohler at 11/18/2012 5:30:13 PM EST]
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 3:22:49 PM

I would suggest that the "What's New" link be moved somewhere in the top banner and tagged with the last update to it to indicate when the last new item was added. Something like "What's New - updated 11/01/12".
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TxJeans
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 11:30:35 AM

Scrap, they just updated it with a bunch of old stuff on up to Nov 8 update. However, I suspect most people don't even know it is there under the "HELP".
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 9:31:29 PM

How about announcing anything new in What's New?
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