Peter S Peter S - 9 months ago 54
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 Source

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