ODK Collect betas are an opportunity to get community feedback on upcoming releases. If you have an ongoing data collection campaign, we recommend quickly verifying part of your form. The release will be delayed until all reported issues are fixed.
Joining the beta program
To join the beta program, find ODK Collect in the Play Store and scroll all the way down. Please don't join the beta with a device or account actively used for data collection! In particular, note that joining the beta is account-based. If you use the same Google account across multiple devices, do not join the beta with that account.
Leaving the beta program
You can leave the beta program from the bottom of the Play Store page at any time. Once you leave, you will get the next production update once it is released. If you need to go back to the previous production release, uninstall and reinstall the app. Your settings will be reset but your forms will remain (though backups are always recommended).
What to check in this release
Thanks so much to everyone who has reported issues or made suggestions (@luis_gabriel_Bohorqu, @Megan_Schroeder, @Frances, @Lieke, and others). Please confirm that this beta fixes them!
The important changes to verify are:
- Device-wide setting to prevent moving backwards (Admin Settings, Form Entry Settings)
- New calendars with 'coptic' and 'islamic' appearance
- Show separators for numbers with 'thousands-sep' appearance
- Faster downloads of large forms
- Deleting a repeat when there are many repeats
Note: a new version of the All Widgets form on the https://opendatakit.appspot.com server has been published and includes the new appearances.
If you have some time, please also verify the other changes in the release notes:
The upcoming release will go out to the Play Store on Sunday unless you report any problems below.