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Here are the most hilarious app changelogs ever written

Here are the most hilarious app changelogs ever written

Changelogs are not exactly a place where you'd normally go to cheer yourself up, but developers have long used to the app page area, intended to allow developers to inform their users on the latest updates to their apps, for strange and, often unintentionally, hilarious offerings. These are the most hilarious changelogs we've come across.

A metachangelog

Many developers show a dislike for the changelog, opting to simply put "bug fixes" or "minor updates". The developer behind YAATA SMS was much more open about how little changelogs matter to him, electing to state it, very openly, through four words and lazy grammar. By turning the changelog itself into a forum for reflecting on changelogs, we look upon a postmodern interpretation of the form.

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A disdainful changelog from YAATA SMS. / © ANDROIDPIT

 IFTTT's extremely drastic change

The new strategy from the IFTTT team perhaps wasn't that well thought through. Their changelog indicates only one change, essentially, but its a big one: the replacement of the entire development team with insects. A surreal and frightening turn of events. And probably not great news for the app's future development.

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One small change with a huge impact on app development. / © ANDROIDPIT

 Native Clipboard's desperate warning

Someone messed up over at Native Clipboard, and, like a signal flare through pitch black air over the Titanic, the changelog tries pathetically to warn users – who likely have automated updates turned on anyway – that something is very, very wrong.

It goes to show that it is always best to give the changelog a quick glance.

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Abandon hope, all ye... / © ANDROIDPIT

 Trello making the most of the character limit

Developers receive many complaints about changelogs, and Trello obviously decided it was time to address this, or at least attempt to within the confines of the Google Play Store's (once stricter) character limit.

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Trello tried to express more, but Google wouldn't let it. / © ANDROIDPIT

 Weather Underground's guided tour

Admitting past mistakes and taking pride in its successes, Weather Underground treated its old app like an antiquity, giving users a guided tour of its newly remodeled home.

From the Material Design overhaul to increased legibility, the tour is brisk but covers all the essentials. 

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A tour of new, modern surroungs. / © ANDROIDPIT

 Argos admits a few mistakes

A bug or two is to be expected in any app, but when you can't click on a search term, something has gone a bit awry. The team behind the Argos app took to the changelog to address their mishap in an endearingly funny way.

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Mistakes are made less embarassing with a bit of self-effacing humor. / © ANDROIDPIT

 Spotify's war

Funny for all the wrong reasons. Spotify, a pretty big name in the app world, used its changelog for a rather unhelpful update on the app's against an anonymous army of bugs. It seems that an app used by millions might have something worthwhile to say about the update everyone's downloading. Apparently not.

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Not too helpful, Spotify / © ANDROIDPIT

 Pocket Casts' ability to mislead

Getting users to crack a smile while actually updating them on an update is Pocket Casts' forte, as this brief, and initially misleading, changelog goes to show.


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Pocket Casts is the king of amusing and helpful changelogs. / © ANDROIDPIT

Ever though of browsing changelogs for a laugh, or do you have any personal favorites? Leave me a comment and let me know.

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