We recently introduced you to a completely native mobile application for Android and throughout the development process, we worked more closely than ever with beta testers. Our program started with a small set of users but as we got closer to launch, we welcomed hundreds of beta testers to the app. Feedback from these users helped us find and fix bugs, (almost) eliminate crashes, and prioritize the features that are most important to helping you get your work done.
Our beta program gives us the ability to test our app on many different devices in the Android ecosystem, try out new features, and gather more feedback from testers. To date, we’ve distributed builds through Crashlytics Beta and while this worked really well for our initial development of the app, we are now ready and excited to expand our program. Moving forward, we’ll be distributing the Asana beta app through the Google Play Store; we think this will simplify the experience around signup and install, and will enable us to provide timely updates and news.
Today, you can join the “Android Beta Users” Google Plus community and follow the instructions on the page to opt in to receive beta builds of our app.
Once you’ve followed the instructions to opt in, you’ll begin receiving regular updates with new features, bug fixes, and crash fixes. As with any beta program, you’ll have early access to features that are still under development so your app will be less stable than the version available to all users. Together, we’ll build the next generation Asana for Android: a stable, fast, reliable and seamless experience for years to come.
We’re excited to work on this effort with you.