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 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
This release includes several behind-the-scenes updates to comply with Play Store requirements that go into effect November 1st. We encourage you to try some of the common tasks you perform with Collect on this beta to make sure everything works as expected. In particular, auto-send and automatic form version update checks have been updated to use new Android tools. If you rely on this functionality, please verify it. The implementation for submitting finalized forms has also been changed so please try sending to your servers. @Ukang_a_Dickson @kaymutua
- Auto-send and automatic form version update checks are now more efficient
- Features from Android 7.0+ are now available. If you have an Android 7.0+ device, please look for unexpected behavior.
- Fix for forms that use
current()in choice filters @Odil @Kate_Seong
- Improved zooming for Open Street Maps @Emanuel_Kombe
If you have some time, please also verify the other changes in the release notes:
The intended release date is October 29th. We may publish a second beta before then if needed. Thanks to all beta testers!