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iOS & Android Apps: Open Beta

Since we announced native Invision Community apps for iOS and Android, the response has been incredible.

Hundreds of customers registered interest in joining the testing process, and for the initial round we selected around thirty users, roughly split between iOS and Android. Thank you to those testers for their work in reporting issues and providing feedback over the past couple of months.

Open Beta

I'm pleased to report that we are now ready to begin an open beta of the app, allowing everyone to install it and test it. See below for information on installing the apps.

As this is still a testing process, we'd welcome any bug reports or feedback you have. Instructions on doing that can also be found below.

The app going into open beta today is essentially a 'white label' version for our own community here. This enables us to test the basic community functionality more widely before we release the free 'multi-community' app that customers will be able to use with their own communities.

Already signed up for beta testing via our survey? Thank you! Once we begin testing the multi-community app we will select a new group of testers from those that signed up, and invite them to offer the app to their own users on their own communities. This stage will come once Invision Community 4.5 is released later this year.

Installing the app

iOS

iOS users will need to install TestFlight from the App Store. This is an app provided by Apple that allows developers (such as ourselves) to issue test versions of applications.

Once installed, sign up for the beta test by going HERE  on your iPhone.

Android

Android users should go HERE on their device to sign up for the beta.

Reporting issues/providing feedback

If you would like to report an issue with the app, we are managing issues via a special GitHub repository. You will need a free GitHub account to report new issues, if you don't already have one. Click the Issues tab, then the New Issue button and follow the steps. Please provide as much information as you can.

If you'd like to provide feedback via a private channel, or if you have a sensitive bug to report, please email us at a dedicated email address: mobilesupport@invisionpower.com

Disclaimers

The app you will be installing is a beta version and we offer no guarantees with it. If you are not comfortable using beta software and the inherent risks in doing so, please don't install the app yet. We reserve the right to suspend testing or exclude individual testers at any time if necessary.

 

 


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"This stage will come once Invision Community 4.5 is released later this year."

despicable me what GIF

The application works slowly on my Samsung Galaxy S10e. I hope this will improve.

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30 minutes ago, aXen | 1s2k said:

The application works slowly on my Samsung Galaxy S10e. I hope this will improve.

It is unfortunately slower on Android than iOS right now, due to a low-level difference between the environment our app is built on. However, there's an updated environment coming for Android soon and I anticipate this will greatly improve the experience for Android users.

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54 minutes ago, Rikki said:

It is unfortunately slower on Android than iOS right now, due to a low-level difference between the environment our app is built on. However, there's an updated environment coming for Android soon and I anticipate this will greatly improve the experience for Android users.

I wouldn’t bother with Android, just focus on iOS and one day they will see sense and join us in the Apple world 😛

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1 hour ago, day_ said:

I wouldn’t bother with Android, just focus on iOS and one day they will see sense and join us in the Apple world 😛

I think it is the other way around, was on Apple with 6s plus and now with Android and will not go back to Apple.

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Navigating with the app. 

I have to signed again a form, then I installed the beta app. 

Next step? 

There say we can have our while label app first (at the time as tester) them release community app? 

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i tried commenting here with app but was not able to...

it kept me logged out....

On forums i wasable to post.....

App looks awesome....

Will be able to see other apps   other then forums..... as we can see in this app for invision 

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20 hours ago, A Zayed said:

JUST AWESOME! 🤩
I tried to comment on this entry from mobile, but found myself logged in as guest, even after logging-in.

 

9 minutes ago, Saurabh Jain said:

i tried commenting here with app but was not able to...

it kept me logged out....

I assume you better report issues in github rather in comments to the news. Regarding the quoted issue I have created a bug last year for this behavior https://github.com/InvisionPowerServices/Mobile-App-Issues/issues/56 You can comment on the bug to confirm it still persists.

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Thanks for allowing us to test this in the initial stage. Used it a few times and reported issues, works well but we still find ourselves using a web browser... Sign of old age? I don't know.

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As part of mobile core IPS still don't add others apps into the app. Maybe work too if in this first stage let white label plan add embedded navigator(at least members can use the mobile app to navigate all website apps functionality) , then step by step IPS will have more time to convert more apps as core mobile(100% mobile) . 

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3 hours ago, kmk said:

As part of mobile core IPS still don't add others apps into the app. Maybe work too if in this first stage let white label plan add embedded navigator(at least members can use the mobile app to navigate all website apps functionality) , then step by step IPS will have more time to convert more apps as core mobile(100% mobile) . 

You can edit the menu and add links to other 3rd party apps. If there is not a native view you will see the responsive view seamlessly instead.

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5 minutes ago, Andy Millne said:

You can edit the menu and add links to other 3rd party apps. If there is not a native view you will see the responsive view seamlessly instead.

Andy, what is the advantage/disavantage of native and seamlessly integrated responsive view. I do not really understand why some parts should be "native". Is it not better and quicker to have all parst seamlessly integrated? :rolleyes: In this case we could keep all customizing, advertising and so on. Or do I miss a point somewhere?

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