幾日後Market又有更新

剛剛收到Android Market 的電郵通知,表示在幾日後Market 會有更新。

這次更新包括:
1. 程式的簡介頁上方會顯示宣傳圖示 (promotional graphics),這些宣傳圖示是由程式開發商為程式設定的。

2. 用戶可根據內容評級篩選程式。即是早前介紹過的 All, Mature, Teen, Pre-teen 分類。若程式開發商未有為程式內容評級,就會被介定為 Mature。

3. 退款時限會縮短至 15 分鐘。這個對用家很大很大影響,之前可以試用程式一排,遇到問題或不妥,可以在 24 小時內退款,現在是15分鐘。15 分鐘實在太短,點夠時間試用呀!

4. 程式的APK檔案由過往最大25MB 增至 50MB。即是,更複雜更大型的程式也可以在Market找到!

5. Market 會根據屏幕大小和GL texture 壓縮程度進行過濾。即是不合符屏幕大小的程式,將不會顯示。

6. Market 會將所有附有Wallpaper 和 Widget的程式,自動加至 “Dynamic” 分類

Over the next several days, we’ll be updating Android Market on devices running Android 1.6 or higher. We’re writing to alert you to several changes being introduced with the update that may affect your applications:

* The details page for every app will now utilize and display the app’s “Promotional Graphic” assets at the top. If you haven’t done so already, we recommend uploading “Promotional Graphic” assets for your apps as soon as possible.

* Users will be able to filter applications by content rating. If you haven’t added a content rating for your published apps, you should do so immediately at the Publisher site by December 15 — applications or games without a rating will be treated as “Mature”.

* We will be reducing the purchase refund window to 15 minutes.

* We will be increasing the maximum size for .apk files to 50MB, from the current 25MB.

* Market will support filtering based on screen sizes and densities, as well as on GL texture compression formats. Filtering is based on and elements in an app’s manifest.

* If your app includes wallpapers or widgets, Market will automatically add them to new “dynamic” categories, based on their manifest files.