23. November 2018
What happens in advance?
In simple language, the staged rollout is a way to free up your app update in a certain percentage of users, which can be gradually increased. By step-by-step deployment, you only release an app update to a small portion of your users to track its constancy, errors, or issues, and decide whether to roll out the update among all of your users or not.
Let's take an example you've decided to update your app. By using staged rollout, you can free up a new version of your app in the limited number of users as 10 of the total number of users. Google will choose these 10 users who will get the update of your app.
When these users download the update and start using it, you will receive feedback about errors or issues. According to the feedback from your limited users, update your app and make it ready for your other users.
Now you may have some questions in your mind like:
- Why use staged rollout to release a new version of the app?
- Why Google selects a limited number of users in the first place?
- What are the criteria for the user's choice?
If you have all these questions, it's no problem, here are the answers to your queries.
Note: Staged rollouts can only be used for the new version of your apps, or we can say app updates, not when you release your application for the first time in the Google Play Store.
Some Important Points To Know About Scene Layout
- When you choose to release applet update with step-by-step rollout, both new and existing users are eligible to receive updates from it. They will be randomly selected by Google for each new release release.
- If you decide to stop and then launch the roll-out of your app update, you will affect the same set of users as the previous one.
- The new version of your app update will use the same group of users as the previous release if you select a step-by-step deployment of a new version before performing the previous release.
- When you unload the app update in the staged rollout, the update of your app will only be available for a certain percentage of users in the staged rollout.
App users will not receive notification if they get a new update in a step-by-step rollout.
- If you prefer to select only specific countries for the staged rollout, the update will be restricted to only those users with Google Play accounts in these countries.
3 Advantages of step-by-step playback to free up your app updates
# 1. Goal fraction of users
One of the most important benefits of staged rollouts is that it allows you to target fraction of users when you release a new version of the app your. By dropping an app update to a fraction of users, there will only be a small number of people being bothered by it if there are any errors or issues in the update. In short, it's a good and safer alternative to free up an app update for a small group of users instead of all users.
# 2. Stop a Derived Outlet
Another major advantage of the staged rollout is to stop a step-by-step rollout. Yes, you can stop a staged rollout if you find any errors, problems or any issues in the update. Get help to minimize the total number of users who experience the problem while using the application. If you stop a step-by-step rollout, other users will not receive the new update.
# 3. Solves Much Insecurity
The staged rollout will reject many uncertainties when you release a new version of your app. Even, it will allow you to do it more often. Make sure you release new versions of your app more often as it will reduce the number of changes between each edition so you can focus on testing and troubleshooting.