ODK Collect v1.11 Beta

ODK Collect betas are an opportunity to get community feedback on upcoming releases. During the beta period, we will also go through Testing checklists which are in active development.

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
The upcoming release, v1.11.0 will go out on the Play Store on Sunday unless any problems are found.

Changes in v1.11.0 to verify:

  • GPS code has been updated to use modern techniques. Comment below if you experience any problems getting GPS lock in a geopoint or geotrace

  • New setting to scale down images for faster uploads in General settings > Form management

  • Username preload now uses the server username if the form metadata username is blank

  • Ethiopian calendar has been added. Use calendar appearance ethiopian

  • Improvements to picture-taking widgets. If any of your images appear upside down or sideways, please comment below

Full release notes are on GitHub.

Thanks so much to everyone who has reported issues or made suggestions (@mfrasca, @jruizc and others). Please verify that this beta fixes them!

Emoji gifts for anyone who finds a bug! :gift: