Google’s Android Market makes it easy for users to download apps from a central location and for developers to push updates to their apps which you can download automatically or manually. Unfortunately there’s never been a good, consistent way for developers to let users know about the changes in new versions of their apps. Some developers simply update the descriptions, while others don’t — so you might not know whether you really want to download an updated until after you’ve already done it.

Now Google has rolled out a new feature that seems like a little thing, but should make it much easier to see what’s new in the latest version of most apps. It’s a Market feature called “Recent Changes,” and basically it’s a text box that developers can fill in to let users know about the latest changes to their apps.

The text shows up near the bottom of product descriptions in the Android Market. Hopefully most developers will take a few seconds to describe the recent changes in their apps and the world will be a slightly better place for it.

via Android Central

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...