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Beta Testing SkySafari 6 Augmented Reality (iOS Only) - Read This To Participate

Invitation to iOS Users:

Everyone here in the Community Forums (with an Apple iOS device) is invited to participate in the AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) beta-testing cycle :) 

Your beta-testing feedback, whatever you can contribute, will be invaluable to the success of SkySafari 6 AR!

Please note if you previously participated in either the SS6 iOS or SS6 macOS beta testing you are ALREADY officially approved for SS6 AR beta testing.  You can download the beta now.  But please still read completely through this post to understand what we are doing differently (and to remind yourself about our process again) for this round of beta testing.

 

How to Apply:

Please reply here (in a comment below) if you can help us at this time.  Please do not post requests to join the SS6 beta in other forums, as they will not be accepted.  If you're reading this you can reply here.

When you are officially invited to participate you will see and have access to the SS6 AR Beta Testing forum.  The SS6 AR Beta Testing forum is hidden until you are invited to participate.  When you are accepted, you will be notified via a TestFlight email and then you will be able to both view the SS6 AR beta forum and download the SS6 AR beta app.

Please note, not all applicants will be immediately included in the beta-testing.  So, if you apply and do not hear back please be patient.

*** If accepted to the SS6 AR beta-testing forum please do NOT report bug/issues on this post.  See below for workflow ***

 

The Process:

As you find bugs/issues in SkySafari 6 AR please first review the current discussions in this beta-testing forum (which is hidden until you are invited).  If your bug/issue has already been identified please comment on the existing post.  If your bug/issue has not been identified please create a NEW post in the SS6 AR Beta Testing forum. 

For clarity regarding this bug reporting process please see the Example Bug Report (hidden until you are officially invited).

Please do not submit tickets with bugs/issues.

 

How To Follow The SS6 AR Beta Forum:

As part of your participation we would appreciate that you follow the SS6 AR Beta Testing forum.  Following a forum means you will receive email updates when anyone creates a NEW post or comments/replies to one of the existing posts. This is important for two reasons.

  1. Following the forum ensures you receive email updates regarding all admin communications to the beta testers.  If admins make a post asking for assistance you will get an email update with that post.
  2. Following is also very important so that you have an on-going status report regarding bugs/issues identified, confirmed, requiring further testing, or have been resolved, etc.  This will help you stay on top of the overall process, and ensure you are not duplicating efforts where issues are already known and resolved.

 

To FOLLOW the SkySafari 6 AR Beta Testing community forum please see here.  Note, you must have been invited first, and have access to the forum before you can follow it.

 

Replying to Email Updates:

When you follow the SS6 AR Beta Testing forum you will receive email updates regarding new posts (and comments, if opted for).  Please do not reply to email updates using the "Reply" function.  Please first use the "View the comment" link to open the community forum post, then reply to the post.  

This point is crucially important - so please understand the image below (this an example of an SS6 Beta Testing email update as seen using my web browser Yahoo email account).

If you use the email update "Reply" function your reply will not be added to the community forum discussion.

 

TestFlight:

In order to participate you will need to have TestFlight installed on your iOS device(s).  You can download and install TestFlight from this link here:

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/testflight/id899247664?mt=8

 

How to Use the Community Forums:

For clarity regarding how to use the Community Forums (posting/replying/following) please see here:

How To Sign Into The Community Forums (Required For Posting And Replying To Topics)

Browsers Supported by Simulation Curriculum Community Forums (Cookies Must Be Enabled)

How To Use Your New Community Support Forums

  

Beta Testing Summarized

Please...

  1. SIGN IN or create account on this Simulation Curriculum support website.
  2. REPLY to this post (in a comment below) in order to apply to the SS6 Beta Testing group.
  3. When invited to join the beta testing, download and install the iOS TESTFLIGHT app.
  4. FOLLOW the main SS6 AR beta forum to be kept up-to-date of any new posts (bug reports) and discussions thereafter (you get email updates).
  5. REVIEW previous beta testing discussions before posting your bug report.
  6. COMMENT on bugs already reported.
  7. Create NEW posts for bugs not yet reported.
  8. Follow the bug reporting GUIDELINES when reporting or commenting on bugs.
  9. Do NOT reply/comment to email updates.  Instead, VIEW the post first, then comment.
  10. Post any questions, about anything to do with the beta testing, in the beta forum.  We will reply to you there. 

Thank YOU! 

We are very excited about the up and coming release of SS6 AR and we're looking forward to working closely with everyone involved in the beta testing.

Again, this is only for Apple iOS devices, at this time.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

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    Will Marchant

    Yes, I am interested in helping with the iOS VR testing.  I will be using an iPhone 8 and an iPad Pro 9.7.

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    Darren Wood

    I’d like to be part of the beta testing, I’ll be using an iPad Pro 10.5 inch on the iOS 12 beta

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    Tjfleig53

    Yes, I’m interested in helping. I will be using an iPhone 7 Plus.

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    Ryanwilliamgraham

    I would like to be part of the beta testing. I am using an iPhone X with the latest software. Thank you.

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    Austin Waller

    Interested in beta testing. iPhone X w/ iOS 12 beta 4

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    Eva Dean

    I would like to be included in the beta testing. I have an iPhone 7 and a MacBook Pro running High Sierra

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    Jack Campbell

    Hello, I would be glad to help in beta testing on my IPhone 8 Plus, iOS version 11.4.1

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    Stanley Shala

    I would like to join

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    Rob Fiore

    I’d be interested in beta testing SkySafari 6.  I would be using the latest iPad with iOS 12.

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    April Benson

    I would like to be a beta tester. I have read and understand the conditions for communicating information while participating in the testing phase. I have installed the testflight app. On my iPhone 8 plus.

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    Sam

    I am interested for beta testing . I am using iPhone 8 Plus

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    Idrees Hassan

    I would love to be an iOS SkySafari 6 beta tester. I am currently using an iPhone 6s plus with iOS 12.0.

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    Cmorrie

    I would like to be a beta tester for 102 skysfari 6 AR, on my ipad mini

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    Keiron Smith

    Thank you to each of you for joining the SkySafari AR beta testing community! 

    You should have now received the TestFlight invitation email.  The SkySafari AR Beta testing forum is now also open to you.  Please read the first three pinned posts.

    SkySafari | Beta Testing Augmented Reality (iOS Only)

    We welcome your feedback in the AR forum.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to review our AR app and help make the public release the best possible!

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    Cmorrie

    Hi Keiron. I haven't received my testflight invitation email ( I have checked the two spam boxes where it could have got lost), but i can see the hidden AR BETA test thread in the forum so I presume I have been approved to join the program. Can you try sending me the invitation email again please.

     

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    Darren Wood

    Hi Kieron, just like @Cmorrie, I also have not received the TestFlight email but have access to the beta tester forums.

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    Sam

    Hi Kieron, just like @Cmorrie, @Darren , I also have not received the TestFlight email. Thank you for your follow up.  

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    Will Marchant

    DItto, I can (obviously) see the beta forum but didn't get an email. 

    On Cmorrie's post I clicked the "Yes" button (which now shows a 1 instead of a 0) to the left of his posting to try and indicate a "+1".  Hopefully I'm understanding the use of that field...

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    Austin Waller

    Also didn’t receive the TestFlight invitation

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Gang!

    Apologies, I'm not sure why you did not receive the TestFlight invitations.  I have resent all the invites again.  Fingers crossed. 

    And, please let me know if you get it!

    Thanks!

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    Cmorrie

    I got the invitation email this time. Thanks Keiron. I'll get it all set up on my iPad mini sometime today.

    Cheers.

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    Darren Wood

    Hi Keiron, still nothing in my inbox, and nothing in my Spam folder either. I guess it could be stuck in a queue somewhere, but I do have a related question - does the email I used to register here on the forum need to be the same as my iCloud/iTunes account email address? Currently, they're different, and I'm not familiar with how TestFlight (or, I guess, the internal system you guys use to add users to the beta program) works, but if it's expecting the email addresses to map to a valid iCloud/iTunes account, then in my case at least, that isn't currently going to work.

    I can re-register here using my iCloud account if that helps, or if it's possible to send a private message I can send you the account details that way if that helps.

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    Rob Fiore

    Hi Keiron,  I installed the beta SkySafari 6 on the latest iPad with iOS 12.  However, when I toggle on Compass Mode there is no new AR button on the bottom of the screen.  I'm not sure what the problem would be? 

     

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    Sam

    Hi Kieron,

     

    I still haven't got the invitation. Guess you should send to my apple ID ? 

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    Sam_

    Hi Kieron,

    I am the previous @Sam. I re-registered using my apple ID now . 

    Please send the TestFlight invitation to me. Thanks a lot. 

     

     

     

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    Glenn

    I would like to participate in the SS6 AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) Beta Testing group.

    Thank you,

    Glenn

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    Dmlounsbury

    I would like to participate in the AR beta. I have participated in previous SS6 Pro betas and have a somewhat unique guided scope setup.

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    Keiron Smith

    @Darren - Anyone with an email address can be added as an external tester and will have access to builds that the developer makes available to them. Your email address does not need to be an Apple ID.  Please check your spam for the TestFlight email.  I resent the TestFlight invite again now.  But, if you still don't receive the invite please feel free to create a new SimCur support using the alternative iCloud email address.

    @Rob - Please post your feedback in the SkySafari AR community forum (as per the instructions).

    @Sam - Anyone with an email address can be added as an external tester and will have access to builds that the developer makes available to them. Your email address does not need to be an Apple ID.  Please check your spam for the TestFlight email.  I sent the TestFlight invite again now to your new email address

    @Glenn - TestFlight invite sent!

    @Dmlounsbury - You should have received the TestFlight email last week.  I have resent it again now.  Please check your spam.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Darren Wood

    @Kieron, my spam has been clean so far, but I did just get the invite email a couple of minutes ago and am installing the beta now.

    Thank you for your patience.

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    Mario Wolczko

    If you're still looking for testers, I'd like to be included.

     

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