Start on Android by Google program helps developers test, iterate, and optimize their app before launching on Google Play.
Developers get hands on support, inclusion in Early Access, technical support, and other perks.
300+ graduates of program including Socratic, Google Play's "Best of 2017" Best App.
Apply today: https://goo.gl/VE4skh
Low risk pre-prod launch without the negatives of early reviews, access to 1,000s early adopters + kickass feedback to improve our app.Cons:
We, Veryfi (https://www.veryfi.com), a bookkeeper in your pocket, joined the program in 2017 whilst doing the Y Combinator program.
Back then Android and material design were new territory for us. But the program made it super easy to prepare and launch. It felt like a guiding hand through the pre-launch, access to early users, superb user feedback and even help from the Google team to make sure our app met all the guidelines and followed material design.
This is the best thing I've seen for Apps launching on a marketplace. Overall we launched a product that's much more refined, high quality, works well, and adds value to the self-employed & business owners wanting to automate the boring parts of their accounting.
Love love love this program! Cannot recommend it enough to anyone launching an Android app on Google Play.Ernest Semerda has used this product for one year.
Early Access is an amazing way to get low-risk, high-value feedback on your app, and their UI/UX feedback is great deep early input.Cons:
We, Socratic (https://socratic.org), were a part of Start on Android's Early Access program in April 2017. Unrelated, our app won Google Play's App of the Year in 2017 :)
We got thousands of users to use early versions of our Android app, got hundreds of pieces of feedback from real users, and discovered dozens of bugs. This was invaluable, real, low-risk feedback, and I can't imagine an easier way to test, iterate, and launch an app.
While Early Access provides broad feedback from users, the UI/UX review provides deep expert feedback on Android best-practices - unique commentary and advice that's hard to get elsewhere.
Overall, SOA helped us launch a much higher quality product without the complexity, stress, or burden of building and managing our own beta program. Wish Apple did this too!
Loved this program, and highly recommend this to anyone launching an Android app.Shreyans Bhansali has used this product for one month.