More big news from the XYO Network Dev Team! This week, we released the beta version of the XYO Network Android app. This is the app that allows your phone or tablet to function as an XYO Network Bridge or Sentinel. Apps like this are a key component in the XYO Network — they’ll be one of the main ways we compile location data from hardware sentinels.
We’ve been beta testing the app internally for a few weeks, but now it’s time to open it up to the public! Our goal in launching a public beta is largely to test our assumptions. We want to see if our projections and algorithms are accurate at scale before we take the mainnet live. A public beta test will also give us the opportunity to see how the individual components of the Network perform with an active user base.
Anyone in the U.S. can participate in the public beta by downloading the app in the Google Play Store. Participants in the public beta are unlikely to be awarded XYO tokens for any data they provide. As a note, while there’s an option to update your XY4+ firmware in the beta version of the app, this will NOT make your XY4+ compatible with the XYO Network. We’re still testing that firmware internally.
We’re aware that there will be some bugs to work out in the XYO Network app — that’s one of the reasons we’re doing this, after all! We’ll receive crash reports automatically from Google, but you can report other issues to our dev team on Gitter.
Check out Carter’s video below for more info.