The fact that the app is being auto updated is causing me BIG issues. Aside for the fact that it’s super frustrating that I have no control over when a new version of the app is “released”, there for often I have unfinished feature available to the public, which is embarrassing at the very least, and looks amateurish and silly. In addition to that, having created an app that’s media rich, here are a few more unwanted consequences of this:
The user reads an article (I have over 400 articles), and all of a sudden, in the middle of reading, the app takes them to the home screen because it’s being updated, they lose the article and now go figure how to find it again, they’ll probably just go and do something else. Not a great user experience.
The user watches a video (I have around 450 videos) and all of a sudden, in the middle of watching the video, they are taken to the home screen, yup, because the app is being updated again without any control on my side.
And so on and so forth. It seems that whatever they do, they are interrupted by an erratic update behavior that I personally could not figure out its cycle, if it has any. Sometimes hours go by before the next update, and sometimes it’s immediate.
All I am asking for is some measure of control over this, so that my users won’t be interrupted while they use the app and so that I don’t look like a complete ass with unfinished features being public.
Please consider adding a switch on/off for auto update, this is absolutely essential for the success of all of us.