Be the First to Test New Android Features – Become an ownCloud Beta Tester in Just 2 Steps!
With 2.10.0, we will bring a lot of new interface improvements to the Android app. You can already check them out in the beta release. Grab it while it’s hot!
The beta program makes it easier to fix bugs and crashes. If you have a beta version installed, you have access to error logs – so if you encounter problems, you can send us the logs, and we will find the bug. This way, we can make sure that the bugs are fixed in the final release.
With the new Beta, Testpilots can get a quick glance at new features. You can take a look at the newly designed side bar, the new sort view, fresh icons… check it out!
Explore the Features of the 2.10.0 Beta!
The main change in this beta was developed by @hannesa2 to support Android 9, also known as Android P or Pie, the latest version of Google’s operating system.
To test this we just need you to install the beta in your Android P device and use it normally, perform uploads, downloads, camera uploads, shares and so on.
In addition to Android P support, Shashvat Kedia included both select all and select inverse options in uploads view. This makes it a lot easier to upload multiple files.
Shashvat also included sorting options when sharing files from other apps with the ownCloud Android app.
Another contribution by Shashvat is an interesting improvement regarding notifications and file deletions. When we deleted multiple files in previous versions, multiple notifications appeared. But now, we are showing just one:
Check whether all of these features work for you! If something is wrong, please tell the developers, so they can fix it before the release.
We need more feedback on Camera Uploads
With Android 2.6.0, Instant uploads was replaced with new Camera uploads feature. We have received useful feedback since then which lead to real improvements. We encourage all those users who encounter bugs with this feature to participate and send us information.
In this case, the app logs can help us a lot to detect possible bad behavior. This is what you have to do to send us a log file to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Join the beta program!
If you want to join the new beta program in PlayStore, you will need to have the latest app version installed. If you already have the last version installed, go to ownCloud app in PlayStore and scroll down to the end of the view; there you will see a new tab like the one below, just press the I’M IN button to join and your final app will be replaced with the beta one.
The beta will be available in F-Droid soon, too.
How can I send my feedback to ownCloud developers?
If you find a bug or want to make any suggestion, please participate in one of these channels:
Just play around with it!
What do you think of our beta program? Do you like it? Are there things we could improve? Let us know!