Juuso Ohtonen Juuso Ohtonen - 1 month ago 7
Android Question

Which apk will beta users get if beta apk is older that official apk?

I have set up a Google Play beta program for my Android app. Imagine the following scenario:


  • I publish apk1 as a beta release with
    versionCode 1

  • Beta users install this beta release

  • I publish apk2 as an official release build with
    versionCode 2



Will beta users be offered apk2 by Google Play?

Answer Source

...your alpha APKs should have the highest version codes, followed by beta, and finally production.

  • ...
  • If a production APK is uploaded with a higher version code than an alpha or beta APK, some or all of your alpha and beta users will install the production APK, instead of APKs of the testing tracks.

https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/3131213?hl=en#version_codes