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  • Snapchat Beta prepares for April 1st and Easter!

    Date: 21 Mar 2018
    Author: Alexey S

    Report Value: 100 %

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    Snapchat Beta Report

    Devices
    Google Pixel XL 2, Android 8.1.0; Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1

    Just got a beta Update 10.28.0.0 and did a quick APK teardown.

    There was a 1900 lines diff file. There are a lot of changes for the major version update. I didn't check many of them but I found those lines to be the most interesting.


    <string name="easter_egg_hunt_tooltip">Tap to view leaderboard</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_acquisition_denied">"We're having trouble finding you! Please disable any apps or programs you have that could be altering your GPS location."</ string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_acquisition_request_fail">Uh oh! Something went wrong. Try collecting that egg again!</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_egg_too_far_label">Too far away, get closer!</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_max_score">999+</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_score_display">×%s</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_welcome_body">"The hunt is on — collect as many eggs as you can through April 1st! Just tap a nearby egg on the Map to add it to your basket. Remember: play safe, keep an eye on your surroundings, no trespassing, and have fun!"</string>

    <string name="egg_hunt_welcome_title">The Great Snapchat Egg Hunt Begins</string>


    It looks like a preparation for the Easter celebration! Here is my assumption:

    • Users will have a possibility to search for eggs in the real world - "We're having trouble finding you! Please disable any apps or programs you have that could be altering your GPS location."
    • And catch them as in Pokémon GO - "The hunt is on — collect as many eggs as you can through April 1st!
    • And browse leaderboards - Tap to view leaderboard

    It looks like this feature has a server-side switch and it will be enabled on April first. This also means that this version will be released to production before this date.

    Additionally, I don't watch stories in Snap too much but for me, it looks like Discover tab gets better and now I have stories I am subscribed to on top of the stream.

    Are you looking for April 1st?