Peter S Peter S - 1 month ago 7
Android Question

Does the play store link change when uploading a new apk version

When an apk gets uploaded it generates a link for the app to the play store. I want to distribute the link and the QR code in a printable paper. If I upload a new version of the apk, does the link change and render the previous printed paper useless?

Answer

Link to application in Google Play is created from package name of your *.apk file and it never changes after update. Moreover you should never change your package name. When you use link like this:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps

You can be sure that it will be permanent. You can read also very old article about things that cannot change in android application.

http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2011/06/things-that-cannot-change.html