Beta test the new version of our Android app!

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  1. James

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    We've pushed a beta version of our app onto the Play Store!

    If you want, you can sign up to become a beta tester!

    NB: You must be running Android 4.0+ to test the new version!

    It's quite straightforward, but there a couple of hoops you need to jump through (that's Google not us)!
    1. Sign in to the account tied to your phone's Play Store account
    2. Join this community: https://plus.google.com/communities/101791226190448882844
    3. Go to this link: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.tapatalk.micraorguk
    4. Agree to the following screen:
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    5. That's it, your phone should now download the beta version as if it were a normal update!
    As it's a beta, we'd appreciate any bug reports you have, but it's much better than the last version! :)

    James.
     
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  3. h701micra

    h701micra Suspension Nut

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    What should we expect to see James?
     
  4. James

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    I uploaded the APK about half an hour ago, but the release schedule is the same as normal apps, so it could take a couple of hours to appear!
     
  5. h701micra

    h701micra Suspension Nut

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    I meant on the beta app itself :rolleyes::p
     
  6. James

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    Whoops!

    It's based on Tapatalk 4, which is a much nicer all-round app. Just test it and see! ;) I'll get some screenshots shortly :)
     
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  7. James

    James Chairman
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  8. h701micra

    h701micra Suspension Nut

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    Looks good. I've signed up to test it :)
     
  9. MicrAde

    MicrAde Established Member

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    Me too :D
     
  10. karlj

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    Damn iphone :(
     
  11. James

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    Depending on the club finances, I may look into an iPhone app this year! :)
     
  12. karlj

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    I wouldn't worry, tapatalk and forum runner do the job :)
     
  13. SirChris

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    Yeah wasted money where a proven aapp is already there


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
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  14. skymera

    skymera Brutal Honesty

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    Anything for a higher build number :)

    Oh sweet sweet incrementing numbers.
     
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  15. SirChris

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    We will only talk about the good days of the x.x.x. release.
     
  16. MicrAde

    MicrAde Established Member

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    Liking this new version so far :D
     
  17. skymera

    skymera Brutal Honesty

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    I'm logged in and have ADS.

    Paid member.
     
  18. James

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    Interesting, I'll look into it!
     
  19. h701micra

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    Little feedback
    Smilies dont show up they stay as text. When then do appear the show as :)
    Plus if you aren't on dark mode you cant see your options (quote, like etc) when clicking a post :)
     
  20. h701micra

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    Just letting you know. Didn't know where else to drop feedback :)
     
  21. James

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    This is why we beta test, thanks for that :)
     
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  22. h701micra

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    Certainly is :)
    Other than that its working well :) just some getting used to
     
  23. Huggy444

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    I was wondering how you like and quote on this beta .... Or is it a bug?
     
  24. Belly93

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    How do I like join the comunity page?
     
  25. Huggy444

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    Sign into Google+, then click the red join community button
     
  26. Belly93

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    Got it :)
     
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  27. MicrAde

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    I keep finding that the new app is extremely slow to refresh. Even if I manually refresh it doesn't seem to achieve anything. It seems the only way to keep bang up to date is to log out then log back in again.
    Also, in the main drop down menu on the lhs the 'messages' icon seems to randomly disappear and reappear throughout the day.
     
  28. MicrAde

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    Also, sometimes it says 'messages' and other times 'conversations' :confused:
     
  29. h701micra

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    The only way my messages send on the conversations bit is when I back out of them and go back onto em :)
     
  30. MicrAde

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    Yeah, same :/
     
  31. James

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    Thanks to everyone who helped test the new version of the app, it's now been released out of beta and is available to anyone with Android 4.0+!

    There are additional permissions required for anyone updating from the old version, but once you've updated manually once it should be fine!

    To all our beta testers: Thank you for your reports, you've helped squash plenty of bugs! :) If you want to stay in the beta channel, please feel free, as all future updates will be released to the beta channel a week before pushing to the public channel!

    James.
     
  32. h701micra

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    Thrn I'll stay here for abit ;)
     
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    why does the app require more permissions?
     
  34. h701micra

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    Actually @James I've been having refresh issues... I have to close the app and restart it to get it to refresh. And on occasion on opening the app it may not load at all.
    Don't know if its a problem you've come across? Only just thought to sau something
     
  35. Huggy444

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    I have that too @James
    Sometimes it wont load anything, just stay on a blank notifications page without refreshing.
     
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  36. James

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    Hmm odd, will investigate. Thanks guys! :)
     
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  37. skymera

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    Any news on the ads?
     
  38. James

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    That should have been sorted! Are you still getting them??
     
  39. skymera

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    Yeah..
     
  40. skymera

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    Latest update has broken the app for me(11th Oct)

    Nothing loads and has a sort of a-z thing on the right side of the screen
     
  41. skymera

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    Sorry for the large image


    [​IMG]
     
  42. karlj

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    That's all I'm getting as well
     
  43. Huggy444

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    I have to 'end' the app every time I want to open it, or else it just stays at the screen shown above by Sykmera
     
  44. karlj

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    App isn't working at all for me @James
     
  45. James

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    Hi Karl, I've reported this, hopefully should be fixed soon!
     
  46. karlj

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    I've uninstalled it now :(

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk now Free
     
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    I'm trying to roll back the original file but it wont let me. I'll let you know when it's fixed!
     
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    Update: Just tried the newest version and it's fixed. Uploading to Google Play now!
     
  49. MicraPRO

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    Working again :D
     
  50. karlj

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    Not for me :(

    edit: now it is :)
     
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  51. MicraPRO

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    I find this version so much harder to use trying to upload a picture and wont upload anymore than 1 to a reply @james preferred the old version.
     

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