Tuesday, 4 November 2014

BattleScribe 1.15.00 BETA Released on Android and Desktop

Warning: Files created or opened with these betas will not be compatible with 1.14.xx on iOS and other devices/computers. If you want to try out the beta and you use Dropbox to sync your files with your iOS device, it is recommended that you disconnect Dropbox from the Android devices and desktop computers that you're using the beta on. Otherwise, you may loose access to your rosters and data on your iOS device(s). If you are signed up to the Android beta channel and you wish to skip this beta, you can use one of the links at the bottom to opt out of the beta channel.

This update brings a much needed overhaul to the roster output/printout, particularly some additional formatting options and a "minimal" mode that massively reduces the length of the printout. While I'm happy that this update is solid (I may tweak a few odds and ends, but nothing significant), the nature of this update means that the format of the roster files needs to change.

This format change renders the beta incompatible with the iOS version until 1.15.00 is ready for iPhone/iPad too. I'm in working on that right now (probably about two weeks to complete and wait for iTunes approval). Since things are ready for Android and desktop however, I decided to give you all the option to try things out if you so desire.

Links to download the beta on desktop can be found on the BattleScribe Beta Google+ community. In order to get access to the beta for Android, you will need to be a member of that community (Google's rules, not mine) and sign up to the beta via one of the following links (you can also use these links to opt back out of the beta - you will continue to get beta versions in future until you opt out again).

Free: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/net.battlescribe.rostereditor
Pro: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/net.battlescribe.rostereditorpro

If you run in to any problems or have any other feedback about the betas, please comment on the appropriate Beta community post. Thanks!