This is a cross post from meta.SO:

Help us test the alpha version of our Android app

To register for alpha testing sign up here.

After you register we will send you an invite to a private Google community where you can find a link to download our app directly from the Google Play store. The invitations will be sent out in waves, so if you don’t get an invite immediately, be patient.

  • Thanks for the info, Bryan! I may add that the "private Google community" is bound to G+ -- so people like me (avoiding most of those "social stuff" like G+, Facebook, etc.) are out of luck here. – Izzy Jul 25 '13 at 14:42
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    @Izzy this is the way that "private beta channels" work on the Play Store. I'm on the beta channel for a couple of other apps and have needed to join either a G+ or Google Groups community to switch to the beta channel on each of them. support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/… – GAThrawn Jul 25 '13 at 14:56
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    @Izzy That's what fake accounts are for. Link it to nothing, use it for one thing, abandon it. – Matthew Read Jul 25 '13 at 17:51
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    Signed up! :) Cheers for that :) – t0mm13b Jul 25 '13 at 19:22
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    @MatthewRead doesn't help that much with the "fake account". Both come to the same device (ah, same person Match!) I might seem a little paranoid, but I don't like using that stuff. I'm in real trouble when Google decides to integrate their playstore app with G+, and let the original app die (as it did with Latitude)... – Izzy Jul 25 '13 at 19:32
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    @Izzy Ah, true enough. I haven't created a G+ account for my main email and now I can't leave app reviews, very annoying. – Matthew Read Jul 25 '13 at 19:37
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    Exactly. At the time the G+ account became mandatory for reviews, I stopped posting them on Play. I switched over to AppBrain (much more comfortable), and let GreaseMonkey/Scriptish take care against "mis-steps" with my Android AppLinks Rewriter :) – Izzy Jul 25 '13 at 21:07
  • Signed Up, waiting for the invite :-) – noob Jul 27 '13 at 18:28
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    FYI: it appears invites went out today. (I got one, and I'm seeing Meta.SO posts in the android-app tag for the first time.) – ale Jul 31 '13 at 20:05
  • Still no invite. :( – geffchang Aug 1 '13 at 10:03
  • Same here, still waiting for an invite :( – bmdixon Aug 1 '13 at 10:45
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    My guess is they are rolling them out so many at a time, so not everyone is testing the first version at once and then forget about it. – Bryan Denny Aug 1 '13 at 13:59
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    I applied about over a week ago as soon as I saw Bryan's post, and just got my invite 10 minutes ago, so if you've applied and think they've forgotten/ignoring you, don't worry. Looking at the group membership I think there's only 35 of us signed up to test right now (including a couple of names I recognized from AE), so it looks like they're rolling access out slowly at the moment. – GAThrawn Aug 5 '13 at 23:10
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    Hmm, devices running CM because they don't have an OTA 4.3 update will still get the app, right? – user24200 Aug 16 '13 at 17:59
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    BTW, the notifications for this app are what I've always dreamed of having :) – Bryan Denny Aug 16 '13 at 18:14

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