Become an Android Beta Test Pilot

We’d like to start testing pre-release versions of our Android app on willing victims customers, to get feedback on new features. Keen to become one of our test pilots?

To get the ‘beta builds’ (that’s what we call our test versions) you first need to opt-in to become a beta tester in the Play Store. After that you’ll get the beta builds delivered to your Android device, just like a normal app update from the Play Store.

Please note that this is a beta version of the Powershop app which is still a work in progress, meaning that while you get to play with all the whizzy new features first, there may be some functionality issues, or pesky bugs lurking around. This app is provided to you on an “as is” basis, and you bear the risk of using it. However, rest assured that if using this app causes any detrimental changes to your account or billing that we will try and fix this up quick smart.

One of the reason we are doing these beta tests is so we can find out about any of these glitches or teething problems before we release our app updates to the world. So it’s all in a good cause! If the bugs get to be too annoying you can bail out at any time and go back to using the normal app. But think of the excitement you’ll be missing out on…

Steps to opt-in

1. Open the Play Store app on your device and find the Powershop NZ app.

2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the Powershop NZ app details page.

3. Above the developer information section, you’ll see an explanation of how the beta testing functionality works.

01 become a tester

4. Tap the I’m in button and then the Join button on the next popup window.

02 join beta program

5. The developer information section will update to show beta signup in progress. This can take a few minutes to complete, best to go get a coffee then check back after!

03 beta signup in progress

6. After beta signup is complete, you’ll see a new banner at the top of the Powershop NZ app details page indicating you are now a beta tester.

04 youre a beta tester awesome

If you scroll down to the bottom above the developer information section, it’ll also show you’re a beta tester.

05 youre a beta tester awesome bigger

7. If there is a new beta app available you can download and install it.

8. Beta builds of the Powershop app will show in the Play Store just like normal apps. If you have the Auto-update apps setting enabled then they will install as soon as they’re available. To change your update settings, follow the steps provided by Google Play Help.

06 settings for app updates

Submit feedback on the app

To send us feedback on a beta build of the Powershop NZ app (e.g. if it keeps crashing on a certain screen, or you want to comment on the new features, etc.) go to the Powershop NZ app details page. Underneath the screenshots section you’ll find a feedback section. Post your feedback here and we’ll look into it!

07 beta feedback to developers

Note: If you opt-in to the Powershop NZ beta app, you won’t be able to leave public reviews on the Play Store.

Steps to opt-out

If you no longer want to get beta builds of the Powershop NZ app, you can opt-out of being a tester.

1. Open the Play Store app on your device and find the Powershop NZ app.

2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the Powershop NZ app details page.

3. Tap the Leave button above the developer information section.

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