This beta includes all the functionality for v1.28. This release has a lot of big improvements and we want your feedback! We will put out one more beta in a week or so after some more bug fixing and polishing based on your comments below.
The major changes in v1.28 are:
- a new form management setting to automatically match blank forms on server (General Settings > Form management > Blank form update mode)
minimalcan now be combined with other select appearances
- changes to the way calculations are triggered when repeats are added and removed
- using other sensors in addition to GPS for location
Please try this beta out if your forms depend on many instances of repeats, nested repeats or
geopoint in a rural/disconnected environment and you didn't try the previous beta. You can read more about what to look for in the previous beta description.
Joining the beta program
To join the beta program, find ODK Collect in the Play Store on your device (not in the web browser) 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
Blank form update modeshould hide the
Get Blank Formbutton. All forms on the server should automatically be available from
Fill Blank Form.
minimalappearance for selects should now be possible to combine with any other select appearance. This is particularly useful with
autocompletein the case of a long list.