today we are glad to announce a new beta version of the ownCloud app for Android, full of contributions from community, we encourage all the testers to have a look at it.
Which features of 2.10.0 beta can I test?
The main change in this beta was developed by @hannesa2 to support Android 9, also known as Android P or Pie, the latest version of Google’s operating system.
To test this we just need you to install the beta in your Android P device and use it normally, perform uploads, downloads, camera uploads, shares and so on.
In addition to Android P support, @sd1998 included both select all and select inverse options in uploads view.
@sd1998 also included sorting options when sharing files from other apps with the ownCloud Android app.
Another contribution by @sd1998 is an interesting improvement regarding notifications and file deletions. When we deleted multiple files in previous versions, multiple notifications appeared but now, we are showing just one.
Anything else to test?
Yes, we have also included a warning to remind you to set the proper camera folder in camera uploads feature. Please check that camera uploads are working fine in your Android 9 device.
Read the whole Changelog in here.
How can I join the beta program?
If you want to join the beta program in PlayStore, you will need to have the last app version installed. If you already have the last version installed, go to ownCloud app in PlayStore and scroll down to the end of the view; there you will see a new tab like the one below, just press the I’M IN button to join and your final app will be replaced with the beta one.
2.10.0 beta will be also available in F-Droid in the coming days.
How can I send my feedback to ownCloud developers?
If you find a bug or want to make any suggestion, please participate in one of these channels:
– Open a new issue on Github: https://github.com/owncloud/android/issues/
– Open a new topic on central: https://central.owncloud.org/
– Write to email@example.com
The app logs can help us a lot to detect possible bad behaviour, so this is what you have to do to send us a log file via firstname.lastname@example.org.