Beta Process Walkthrough

Once Crashlytics has been installed, follow the steps below to distribute your app through Beta.

Distributing the app

  1. In the IDE, compile your project to create an .apk file.
  2. Locate the .apk file in your project’s directory structure.
  3. Drag and drop the .apk file into the plugin’s Distribution screen. This screen can be accessed by clicking the chevron icon, choosing your app, and then clicking the Beta icon.
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  1. Enter the tester’s email and click the Add button. You can add testers in bulk by importing a comma-separated list of emails. To do so, click the Import CSV button. When done, click the Next button.
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  1. Enter the release notes for this build and click the Distribute button.
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This will upload the app to Beta and invite the tester(s) via email. When a tester receives the email, they can click the “Let Me In” button to accept the invitation. If a tester doesn’t accept the invitation they won’t receive notifications for future releases.

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Note

The email does not contain a link to your app, but rather a link to the Beta app. The Beta app is used to distribute your app’s builds and alert the tester(s) when new builds are available.

  1. Click the “Download” button to install the Beta app.
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  1. Click the “Next” button to accept the Crashlytics Beta Terms of Service.
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  1. Click the “Download” button to install your app’s build.
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