Be the First to Test New Android Features – Become an ownCloud Beta Tester in Just 2 Steps!

With 2.8.0, 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 2.8.0 Beta!

We have decided to redesign the side bar menu. It now includes two new options, Feedback and Help, and two brandable images – one directly below, and a background in the top header.

Besides, we have added a new user quota option at the bottom of the side menu. It lets you know how much space (used and available) you have. Test it and give us your feedback!

 

ownCloud side bar improvements

Interface improvements on the side bar

 

Previously, you could sort files alphabetically, by size and creation date, but until now, it was not possible to make this sort descending. Have a look at our new sort submenu with descending option and test it!

 

ownCloud android app sort descending

Sort your files as you want with the new “Descending” option

 

Several users asked for new download and available offline icons, which should be easier to distinguish. So we completely redesigned them – give us your feedback about the new download and available offline icons and the new pins for downloaded, sync and available offline files and folders.

 

ownCloud android app new download icons

You can see the new icons best, if you select a file while holding your phone sideways.

 

ownCloud android app new download pins

Pins in different colors symbolize the current state of a file.

 

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 apps@owncloud.com:

 

ownCloud get android logs

How to get logs of the ownCloud app for bug reports

 

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.

 

Join the Testpilots!

 

ownCloud android app join beta

Join the Android app beta program!

 

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!

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