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Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:56:40 pm »
I'm on the beta tester list and when I traverse to either of the links you posted I am informed that I am already a tester and am given the option to leave the test. Has the beta test turned into an alpha test?
My forum account was apparently hacked by a leprechaun. And he's drunk all of the time. If a post of mine seems a little off kilter, it's probably because he made it.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 07:49:18 am »
My understanding is you'll have to remove yourself from the beta test group and apply for the alpha group.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 08:39:41 am »
i tried to leave the beta group and even uninstall the app, still cant get the alpha ver

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 09:19:53 am »
I have to approve you first when joining the group. Once you are approved, you'll need to sign up via the google play link. Then you should receive the alpha releases.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 09:27:43 am »
i just receive the massage pf the approval, forgot about it

thanks

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 09:42:21 am »
I just signed up. Thanks. I notice the uninstall-reinstall message. Is this needed for recent installers of the non-alpha/beta version? I installed in late October. I'm looking to avoid re-configuring the linkages in Tasker.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 09:48:05 am »
I'm not positive as this is my first time with the alpha testing portion of the Google play store. I'll post an apk file later. It may take up to 24 hours for everything to kick in.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 10:47:24 am »
I just signed up. Thanks. I notice the uninstall-reinstall message. Is this needed for recent installers of the non-alpha/beta version? I installed in late October. I'm looking to avoid re-configuring the linkages in Tasker.

Same for me... I just signed up for Alpha and would like to avoid reconfiging.

Maybe you can make a settings import/export feature?
... until then, is there a file we can backup to save settings?

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2013, 12:31:05 pm »
I let Play install the alpha over what I had and everything seems to be going fine so far.

@garretwp - Do I need to enable background polling to get the "retry if failed" behavior?

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2013, 12:34:06 pm »
I just signed up. Thanks. I notice the uninstall-reinstall message. Is this needed for recent installers of the non-alpha/beta version? I installed in late October. I'm looking to avoid re-configuring the linkages in Tasker.

Same for me... I just signed up for Alpha and would like to avoid reconfiging.

Maybe you can make a settings import/export feature?
... until then, is there a file we can backup to save settings?

Unfortunately there is no backup feature at this time. To add something like this would take some time and is not something I can whip up in short time. I will post the apk file so for the ones who do not want to loose their settings can update via downloading the apk file and installing it. There is nothing I can do as this is a limitation on Google's end, not mine.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2013, 12:51:34 pm »
Update - Tasker integration still works after the update, but the shortcuts that I put in my launcher had to be recreated. It was telling me "App isn't installed".

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2013, 09:14:56 am »
I'm noticing that the Alpha is having trouble figuring out when I switch from a local to a remote connection to my Vera. I'll have the home icon when I'm definitely not, then it'll switch over to the octagon and stay there. A refresh doesn't seem to take care of the issue.

(should I post Alpha issues to the Google group? Or here?)

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2013, 12:19:28 pm »
It would be great to keep all issues in the current version of the alpha release here: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,17457.0.html

It is pretty difficult to nail this down to where you will not have issues. The current implementation will check to see if it can reach your vera unit when the connection changes. The connection change is done by the Android OS and will send a notification letting me know that the connection has changed. I may have to put a small delay before checking the connection when I am notified that the network has changed.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 02:52:21 pm »
Applied to the Alpha group, awaiting confirmation.

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Re: Alpha Testing via Google Play Store Questions
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2013, 06:13:47 am »
Applied to the Alpha group, awaiting confirmation.

I apologize for the delay in accepting requests. I have been dealing with a family emergency that has kept me away.

- Garrett