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  1. ap3604

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    Is there a way to see what an app developer is updating in an update BEFORE I update an application?

    I dont want to update my apps really unless I know what is being changed (i.e. a developer putting restrictions on an app that was once free)

    Thank you for your help
     

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    The only real precautions are:
    1) emailing the developer and ask
    2) do a backup first allowing you to reinstall the older version
    3) wait a while before downloading and keep an eye on the market comments.
     
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    Thank you shrink, I appreciate your knowledge on my question =]
     
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    No problem. If a developer does something to mess up a good program (intentionally or unintentionally) the negative comments in the market usually come at a fast a furious pace.
     
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    Usually the developer adds a compact changelog to the description of the app, or adds a full one on their site, good to check.
     
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    It'd be nice if there would be a button or tap-able link in the app description (or change notification) that would go directly to a web page with the change log.

    A non-tap-able link in the app description (as a few have) isn't very useful -- I'm not going to manually type that url into the browser.
     

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