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bimmergary

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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:46:57 PM

Appears to be bug fixes. Now has quick response to inputs; last version was slow and laggy.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:31:05 PM

I'm sorry Gas_Buddy I can't locate the discussion thread where another member explained exactly how to join the Google+ Android Beta Testing Community.

The gist of it was that you had to submit a request to be invited to the group. Once accepted you became a member, were given access to the beta version of the new app and could respond in a discussion group where feedback about the app was offered. Questions were often answered by developers in the discussion group.

I got into the beta community very late. The first release came out right away after I was admitted. It was not exactly like what I had been using for the previous week or two and had several issues as everyone probably recalls. The beta discussion group has dwindled to a once in a while report or question by a member. In fact, I thought it might be defunct until I was notified of a few new posts there the other day.

Apparently, anyone who was previously admitted as a tester, still receives beta downloads automatically and without advance notice. This was explained to me via email by an app developer. Incidentally, communication with the app people is some better than attempting the same from the full web site.

RG



[Edited by: RichWLIN at 8/28/2014 8:33:19 PM EST]
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 7:06:31 AM

I did sign up to be a beta tester and was when the Android app came out but I haven't received anything about beta testing in a long time.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 5:55:12 AM

There was a procedure to join a Google+ group but this closed I believe and then dwindled to virtually no comms after the app was released.

I'm out in the field today but will be back in the P.M. and will try to locate this for you if no one else here does in the interim.
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Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:58:45 PM

Just wondering, how does one become a beta tester.

I seem to remember this was asked a while back and and I know when I asked the moderators about beta testing I never receive a response.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 1:48:59 PM

Sorry for the confusion. Customer service from the app feedback form I submitted earlier today answered by email. Version 4.2.4 only went out to members who were earlier beta testers.

Can't see the difference yet.

RG
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 10:50:14 AM

4.2.4 today; although, Google PlayStore still says 4.2.3 and there is no new upgrade description.
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:36:34 AM

Once the app awards hit it was all about them! Pointless awards! Sorta like winning at solitaire!
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Scrapheap
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:10:50 AM

Well the commuter award is pretty retarded.
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Browncoat1
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 9:55:25 AM

I love reading the reviews on the Google Play store. So many are mad because of "awards" and junk like that - those drown out the actual positive and negative reviews. Some yahoo "gave up on the app" because he missed a day doing prices and his Commuter Award progress reset. Sheesh.

And here I thought this was just about posting gas prices so people could see what's out there. Silly me. :)
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bimmergary
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 3:40:43 PM

I've gotten 2 more of the same, still at 4.2.3.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2014 8:57:13 AM

Received another automatic update today; although, the version remained at 4.2.3?
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 9:39:24 AM

I never had any bugs. I'm currently on Android 4.4.2.
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RichWLIN
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 9:00:57 AM

Since this last update, I noticed an issue that I have not experienced before.

While trying to run the app on WiFi, a server error message was returned. In the past, when there was a Wi_Fi connection problem, the app would simply revert to 4G and connect. This time, I couldn't connect at all and had to disable WiFi on my phone before the app would use a 4G connection.

Not sure that this is a significant problem, only an annoyance that wasn't ever experienced prior to version 4.2.3

RG
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