Testing Android App Builds

To test a beta or draft version of your Android app, you will need:

  • An Android smartphone running Android version 4.3 or later;

  • An internet connection.


Installing the test app

  1. Our team will send you a link to the app.

  2. On your Android phone, access the link. Your browser window will open up.

  3. Download the latest version by tapping the 'Download' button.

  4. Your browser will ask you to confirm that you want to download a file that ends in .apk; tap the 'Download' button again.

  5. The device may take a few moments to download the apk file into your Downloads folder. Once the file is available on your device, the browser will prompt you to 'Install'.

  6. Because you are "sideloading" an app from a link and not the official app stores, your device may present you with security warnings. Please dismiss these warnings and proceed.

  7. Once you tap 'Install', the device may take a few more moments to install the file onto your device.

  8. Tap 'Open'.

If you have issues when installing, check out this post.


Downloading a second Test version

If changes have been made to your test app and you'd like to open the new version, be sure to delete the previous app before installing the new one, as follows:

  1. Remove the old test app:

  2. On your home screen, tap and hold down the app icon of the previous app.

  3. Tap on 'Uninstall'.

  4. Tap on 'OK'.

  5. Install the new test app:

  6. Be sure to click on the new link provided to you by our team.

  7. Follow the steps above as though you have a new app.


Testing your app

While reviewing your app, you may notice bugs or identify changes that you'd like to make.


In addition to making notes, you may also want to take screenshots and screen recordings:

Take a screenshot:


Take a screen recording:


Provide your feedback to the team:

Email your notes and screenshots to the team and/or use these as discussion points in the next conversation with your Fabrik team.