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Offline konradwalsh

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2014, 02:00:42 pm »
Said invite:



Welcome to the Vera UI7 Beta Program
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Welcome to the Vera UI7 Beta Program

Dear Beta Participant,


We'd like to take the opportunity to thank you, Vera's most loyal supporters, for your continued commitment to our growth and success.

We've learned a lot from your candid feedback over the last 6 years. We've learned what you love, and also, what you hate. Your feedback has been both inspiring and humbling. As we move towards the release of our next generation user interface we look to continue this heritage of hands-on collaboration and honest dialog.

We have 2 separate tracts within the Beta Program, Standard and Advanced.

Standard tier is geared towards general end user feedback regarding features, functions, and usability. The Advanced tier is focused on developers/programmers and will require a deeper level of program participation (chronicling steps to replicate issues, detailed bug submission into Mantis, etc.).

If you are interested in participating at the Advanced level, please click here and update your profile.

Below are a few housekeeping items regarding the terms and conditions of the program (full details can be found here).

BETA DISCLAIMER
The beta software licensed hereunder is believed to contain defects and a primary purpose of this beta testing license is to obtain feedback on software performance and the identification of defects. Licensee is advised to safeguard important data, to use caution and not to rely in any way on the correct functioning or performance of the software and/or accompanying materials.

BETA-SOFTWARE PRODUCT SUPPORT
Vera is under no obligation to provide technical support under the terms of this license, and provides no assurance that any specific errors or discrepancies in the Software will be corrected.

Please, do not, install this beta on your primary controller if the above disclaimer and support disclosures do not meet your needs.

That said, welcome to the program! You?ll receive a follow up email this week with information on where to download the beta software packages, as well as submission guidelines.

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email us at beta@getvera.com.

Thank you again for your personal commitment in helping us make UI7 our very best release yet.


Sincerely,

The Beta Team
Vera Control, Ltd. ▾ Smarter Home Control
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You are receiving this email because you joined our UI7 Private Beta Program at http://www.getvera.com.

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Offline Skaven

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2014, 03:24:40 pm »
Haw anybody received the UI7 Beta file/link yet?
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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2014, 03:31:35 pm »
Nope, still waiting ;)

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2014, 03:32:11 pm »
Nope 😞


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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2014, 01:02:07 pm »
From today's e-mail:

"Dear Beta Participant,

Quick update on the status of the program: we're putting the final touches on the Beta 1 release as we speak. It?ll be available for download to the group on May 1st."


Offline konradwalsh

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2014, 09:36:47 am »
So far they missed last nights promised update email and todays actual beta access...

Offline destinet

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2014, 09:38:10 am »
So far they missed last nights promised update email and todays actual beta access...

Are you really surprise?

Offline konradwalsh

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2014, 09:38:48 am »
So far they missed last nights promised update email and todays actual beta access...

Are you really surprise?

Nope... just commenting... :)

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2014, 09:41:16 am »
The day micasaverde can release a update/beta the date the say, dat day I'm not going out because it is going to rain cats and dogs and the sky is falling down


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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2014, 10:56:03 am »
The day micasaverde can release a update/beta the date the say, dat day I'm not going out because it is going to rain cats and dogs and the sky is falling down


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Seriously. I wonder if they actually believe their own propaganda or drink the kool-aid.

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2014, 11:13:44 am »
It could be due to departments not communicating properly (I've certainly seen that before).  It could also be that they thought it would be ready, but a problem popped up.  Then there might have been a quick discussion about releasing it as-is (after all, it's beta) and then releasing an update with the fix for the known problem vs. fixing something and releasing the better product a bit later.  Who knows?

What I do know is that this would be an excellent place to keep us up to date on what's going on.

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2014, 01:12:05 pm »
It could be due to departments not communicating properly (I've certainly seen that before).  It could also be that they thought it would be ready, but a problem popped up.  Then there might have been a quick discussion about releasing it as-is (after all, it's beta) and then releasing an update with the fix for the known problem vs. fixing something and releasing the better product a bit later.  Who knows?

What I do know is that this would be an excellent place to keep us up to date on what's going on.

It's apparent to industry professionals like myself and others here, they don't follow any modern software/product development methodologies. For example, the Agile software development process dictates that you release product updates on a FIXED schedule.... the efficiency (or velocity in Agile terms) of the dev team will determine what/how many features make it into each release. The important point of Agile development is to continually release incremental improvements and new features to the customer, rather than making them wait months or years (Waterfall methodology) for new releases.

Agile also encourages continuous communication/feedback with the customer, both internal and external to the company. This helps guarantee that new product features are actually something useful, rather than what someone in marketing *thinks* the customers want.


Just my 2-cents.

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2014, 03:30:18 pm »
Not a confident start...
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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #28 on: May 01, 2014, 04:38:06 pm »
Perhaps Play Store and IOS App Store approvals are the hold up?

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Re: Vera UI7 Beta Program
« Reply #29 on: May 01, 2014, 04:39:07 pm »
Doesnot matter, there should be communication.....
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