[ale] Android Beta Testing

Charles Shapiro hooterpincher at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 09:41:06 EDT 2014

When I put my app (
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.tomshiro.ada ) on the
Play Store, Alpha testing meant that you got a private URL to the play
store from which you could install the app.  How your beta testers got the
magic URL was left to you. No wallet was necessary for users.

Of course, he could also set the app up on his own website and instruct you
to install it from there -- if he did that, you'd have to check a box on
your phone that said you were willing to download apps from non-PlayStore
sources. Once you've downloaded it, you can un-check that box though.

-- CHS

On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 4:07 PM, JD <jdp at algoloma.com> wrote:

> A friend has asked me to alpha test his new android app.  He claims that
> I've
> been "invited", but I'm not seeing anything.  According to the notes from
> google, there should be an offer in G+ to accept.
> I did create a new gmail/g+ account just for this purpose.  Anyone know
> where
> the other mandatory requirements are for getting an invite to work are
> documented?  Or have I found a huge bug?
> Is wallet mandatory? I've enabled it, but NOT with any payment.
> I haven't allowed drive, apps, or the 50 other google-ish things to be
> connected
> to any of my google-user-ids.  Not interested in those.  Heck - had to
> unblock
> plus.google.com from my network just to get this far.
> Are there other google-app-testing-group mandatory requirements documented
> somewhere??
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