Beta testing the mobile apps

We had public access to beta releases of Subsurface-mobile for Android for a while: simply opt in for the Android beta channel.

As of this week, Apple has a similar feature with TestFlight. So now you can opt in for the iOS beta channel as well.

Advantages:

  • much more frequent releases
  • earlier access to new features
  • earlier access to support for more dive computers

Downsides:

  • much more frequent releases
  • at times things break

You can always go back to the release versions (both vendors make this a tiny bit painful, but it’s possible) and typically we try to be good about fixing bugs quickly. So far we have not seen situations where an actual data loss happened -- so even when things get broken, you shouldn’t have to fear about your dive list.