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 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 significant changes to the Edit Saved Form and Jump menu. These screens have changed how we display groups/repeats and have added the ability to add and remove repeats. If you use groups or repeats, we strongly recommend you try this release and offer your feedback on the changes.
Other changes to try include:
- Added range widget with appearance: rating
- Fixed dynamic seeds when randomizing
- Fixed form styling in choices @Alexander_Torrado
- Greater than 10 MB submissions work on non-ODK branded servers @Ukang_a_Dickson
- substring-before, substring-after, translate XPath functions work as expected @Xiphware
- More dates supported in Bikram Sambat calendar @Naveen_Agarwal
If you have some time, please also verify the other changes in the release notes:
The intended release date is
Feb 3rd Feb 2nd. We may publish a second beta before then if needed. Thanks to all beta testers!