Android Central App beta test

Update: Due to overwhelming response from way more people than we expected, we're going stop accepting new applicants to the Android Central app beta group. We're already getting great feedback, and we hope to push v1.3 out to production just as soon as we can.

A quick heads up for you hard-core fans of the Android Central App. We've finally rolled out proper beta testing, and we're starting with a pretty good build to try it on. Version 1.3 of the app has been pushed out to our beta group for some final testing. There it will remain until we're happy with it, or until we just can't stand it anymore and have to release it into the world, free to spread its wings and become a beautiful butterfly. Or something. 

If you want in on the action, just hit the link below to get going. Namaste.

 
There are 28 comments

Andrew Lima says:

It's a bad URL for me.

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You're a member of the beta group?

elvisgp says:

I'm apart of the group and still get a 404 error.
EDIT: I had to wait for an approval email to get into the group. The link works now!
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IamMoyMoy says:

Bad url for me as well

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Andrew Lima says:

I believe as much. I couldn't figure out how at first, but then realized I needed the desktop version. (On Galaxy S4) So, I have 'applied' and I figured that made me apart of the group?

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I can't join the beta app testing group says 404.

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Andrew Lima says:

Same.

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Well this is sucks.

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return_0 says:

Are you in the Google Group?

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Rehzonance says:

Finally I got the update :)

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You will need to have been approved into the beta Google group ( I just approved a bunch of new requests from this evening).

After you get a message that you have been approved, you'll need to visit this link:  https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.androidcentral.app

and follow the directions to become a beta tester. For more help, see this post in the Beta Google Group.

Then you'll be able to install an update from Google Play that puts you on the Beta track with version 1.3.

Do this from a computer, not your phone.

 

EDIT:

If you're not currently a member of the beta group, hang tight, I'll keep approving new requests for a while longer tonight, and we'll get back to it in the morning :)  They are rolling in as fast as i can approve them lol.

... and we're now auto-approving the requests. 

You can do this entirely from your phone as long as you are hitting up the Play Store via desktop mode on your browser.

Via the Play Store app you will get a "This app is already installed" error message.

Looks good so far guys, time to play!

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Features I'm most excited for:

- Google app drawer integration
- YouTube api
- Talk Mobile article access

I'm sure the other additions are things I do not even realize I want/need yet :-).

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Shiftastic says:

Seems like everything is working for me. Joined beta and updated app. Great job AC.

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ajonesma says:

Awesome.

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Doan says:

Nice for those that'll use it, but I'm gonna stick with Google Currents, so I don't have to install an individual app for each blog I want to follow on my phone.

SgtJG007 says:

Yes I'm getting a bad url as well. -_-

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AWESOME

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Ahmed Faiz says:

404 error on the link for me.

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MisterVe says:

Suggestion : rewrite AC internal links to be oppened directly in the app instead of in a browser, for inner articles lunks pointing to previous AC news.

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That's long been a feature. You probably need to reset the defaults on your browser.

moosc says:

Getting 402 error. Thought I was already in but guess not and can't find a way to join

moosc says:

OK all better thanks

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Trixz_D says:

Make sure you are in group people I didn't click join at first as I hadn't realised but when I saw it and clicked it I was finally able to open the link and become a tester ^_^

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leo brodsky says:

It's not letting me join the group. How did you do it

leo brodsky says:

Nvm there not accepting anyone else

JOCN4SEE says:

The link is broken! @phil