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 on a test device. 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 when 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 (@A.N.M_AL-IMRAN, @noel, @Neil_Penman, @Andrea_Martin, @Saad) who has reported issues or made suggestions. Please verify that this beta fixes them!
For everyone else, a new version of the All Widgets form on the https://opendatakit.appspot.com server has been published and includes many of the new features to make it easier for you to test. The important changes to verify are:
- Clickable SVG with image-map appearance for single/multiple selects (Android 5+)
- "Choose" button from audio, video, and image questions is hidden with appearance
- Pictures taken by the selfie widget are rotated correctly
- Required questions are marked with an asterisk
- Open Street Map base maps load more quickly
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.