Being a Beta Tester
Beta testers try out new BackOffice features, new register features, new Pocket features and new hardware before their release to help improve ShopKeep. Learn what beta testers do, how they submit feedback, and terms that all testers should know.
To apply to become a beta tester, visit our Beta Enrollment page. For help installing ShopKeep Beta, visit our ShopKeep Beta article.
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What Beta Testers Do
Your job as a beta tester is simple: use ShopKeep normally and incorporate any features being tested into your workflow. Tell us about your experiences, any problems you encounter, and what you think about the new features.
Tell Us About It
As you begin testing, contact us with as much detail as possible about your experience. Did a feature improve your workflow? Is it intuitive? Did you run into any crashes or bugs? Do you have any other feedback?
Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, include:
Still not sure what to write? Click here to view a sample ShopKeep Beta feedback email.
Terms to Know
Get acquainted with the terms below and use them in your feedback to describe your experience with ShopKeep Beta.
App Version | Current build of the ShopKeep app being tested.
Visit our Best Practices guide to learn how to check the ShopKeep Register or ShopKeep Pocket app version.
Beta | Version of software in the final stages of development. The ShopKeep Register Beta appears on the home screen as ‘ShopKeep β’ and the ShopKeep Pocket Beta appears as ‘Pocket β’.
Crash | Sudden failure of a ShopKeep app resulting in a return to the home screen.
Crash Loop | When a ShopKeep app continues to crash after it is reopened.
Force Quit / Force Stop | A method of forcibly closing an unresponsive app.
Visit our troubleshooting guide to learn how to force quit an iOS app or visit Google support to learn how to force stop an Android app.
Frozen | When an app is stuck on one screen and does not respond.
Hard Reset | Holding a combination of buttons to force a device to shut off and reboot. Avoid performing a hard reset unless absolutely necessary.
Visit Apple support to learn how to perform a hard reset on an iOS device or visit Google support to learn how to do so on an Android device.
Refresh | To reload or reopen a screen or page.