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 continues ongoing work to improve the geo widgets in Collect. If you use any of the geo widgets, we recommend you try this release and offer your feedback on the changes. The important changes to try are:
- More precise map markers in geo widgets
- Manual entry of points to geo widgets @Dominik
- Current position and timed interval mapping to geoshape
- Fixed last question in Edit Saved Form view not showing
- Fixed file upload widget error @Fabienne35
If you have some time, please also verify the other changes in the release notes:
The intended release date is Mar 31th. Thanks to all beta testers!