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  • Alpha Launch - installation

    I am trying out Alpha Launch and having some issues.

    I got my app onto Alpha Launch and am able to see my app in there. When I install it to an Android phone it appears to work, though I am getting a couple of reference errors.

    However, when I try to install to an apple device, it will not install. It stops while trying to download index.html. Then it either simply goes back to "show list" or it gives me an error.

    Is anyone else having issues with Alpha Launch?

    Is anyone using Alpha Launch?

  • #2
    I was using Alpha Launch until 4 weeks ago. No issues on 20+ Apple IPhones, or Androids.

    It really works very well, and was much easier than dealing with the Apple installation requirements.

    The only downside was the two-hop installation of downloading Alpha Launch, then getting the user to scan the QR-code. We made instructions that made it pretty easy, though.

    My only other complaint was you cannot customize the icon. But that was quickly forgiven with the ease of use it offered.

    I take it you tried rebooting the Apple Device? That solved the very occasional issue with both Android and with IPhone.

    Did you un-install Alpha Launch, then re-install?

    Have you tried more than one Apple device?

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    • #3
      So what happened 4 weeks ago?

      We tried on two different devices (both Ipads).

      It also installed on an Android, but then did not work as well as it does when installed directly.

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      • #4
        I know anticipation sucks, but there will be an Alpha Launch demo during next Wednesday's (May 6, 2021) weekly webinar.
        Gregg
        https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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        • #5
          see latest nightly release notes on the topic
          https://download.alphasoftware.com/R...easeNotes.Html
          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein, (attributed)
          US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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