CommCare Preview on HQ

Dear Users,

I have just rolled out a feature that I think many of you will find very
useful. You can now run your entire application inside the browser! To
check out this feature, go to the Release Manager and click “Preview” for
one of your builds.

Words of caution: The phone emulator can take a long time to load, so be
patient. Also, the version of CommCare that runs in this preview is a little
bit different from what runs on the actual phone, so even though the preview
will be extremely helpful and save you a lot of time, it can’t fully replace
actually testing it on your phone, so make sure you continue to do so.

We hope you like the feature!

Cheers,
Danny

Words of caution: The phone emulator can take a long time to load, so be
patient. Also, the version of CommCare that runs in this preview is a little
bit different from what runs on the actual phone, so even though the preview
will be extremely helpful and save you a lot of time, it can’t fully replace
actually testing it on your phone, so make sure you continue to do so.

maybe these disclaimers should be displayed on the ‘preview’ page in the
browser?

Danny wrote: “We hope you like the feature!”

Yup, it’s a great feature!

I just thought I would mention that you need to use the full CommCare user
name, including domain, if prompted by the Java runtime. I did not realize
this at first, and perhaps others will bump into the same thing. (ie. if
prompted for credentials, enter ‘userid*@domain.commcarehq.org*’ as the
user name and your CommCare user password) I initially tried to use my
WebUser credentials and my short CommCare user name without success.

Thanks for adding this great feature, Danny.

Ray

nevertheless, it’s awesome

··· On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Drew Roos wrote:

Words of caution: The phone emulator can take a long time to load, so be

patient. Also, the version of CommCare that runs in this preview is a little
bit different from what runs on the actual phone, so even though the preview
will be extremely helpful and save you a lot of time, it can’t fully replace
actually testing it on your phone, so make sure you continue to do so.

maybe these disclaimers should be displayed on the ‘preview’ page in the
browser?

Very cool, Danny! This will make a big difference to our users, I’m sure. –neal

··· From: commcare-users@googlegroups.com [mailto:commcare-users@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Drew Roos Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:45 AM To: commcare-users@googlegroups.com Subject: Re: CommCare Preview on HQ

nevertheless, it’s awesome

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Drew Roos droos@dimagi.com wrote:

Words of caution: The phone emulator can take a long time to load, so be patient. Also, the version of CommCare that runs in this preview is a little bit different from what runs on the actual phone, so even though the preview will be extremely helpful and save you a lot of time, it can’t fully replace actually testing it on your phone, so make sure you continue to do so.

maybe these disclaimers should be displayed on the ‘preview’ page in the browser?