Hey all you KS backers!
So, we have got the app up and ready for closed beta testing. We have sent a survey to everyone (or in the case of $65 backers - a message) asking for your gmail email associated with the Android device on which you will be using the app.
Once the surveys are completed, you will receive a message via Kickstarter with the opt-in link and a promo code. We will provide instructions in the message as to how to use both the link and the promo code to prevent you from buying the app.
This is a closed beta test. As Kickstarter backers, you are the only ones with access to the app at this time. We will be updating the app in the near future and when it is completed, we will do a full release to the public.
If issues arise or problems appear with downloading, accessibility, or any other issues, we will be here to help you through and make sure you get the app. This has been a bit rocky as far as dealing with the Play Store (just technically speaking) and we have tried to make this as simple as possible for you all.
The next update will notify everyone of the app delivery messages.
Hey everyone. I want to start off by saying I apologize for the length between updates. The last few weeks has been filled with sickness, suffering, death, and a general malaise that seems to accompany this season. That being said, there was no excuse for me not to post an update and I sincerely apologize for that.
But, this is a happy update. We are finalizing everything on the Play Store tomorrow evening. This weekend I will arrange all of the distribution and promo codes and by the beginning of next week, the app will be available for download. Just in time for Christmas!
We have worked the majority of bugs out of the app but we are fairly sure that as folks test and play with it, things are sure to arise. That is what this beta version is for. To be clear, this is not a full version of the app. It is a fully a functioning version but not all content has been loaded. In the next update we will include bug fixes, new map tiles, icons, and other extras that aren’t in this version. What we wanted at this point was a usable version that could be tested in mass.
Thank you for being patient. Thank you for your support and trust. The beta version of the app will release on time as promised. We hope you enjoy the app and we look forward to your feedback.