How to sign up for beta versions of applications from your mobile and your PC
Method 1: use Beta TestingCatalog on your Android mobile
Beta TestingCatalog is an application available for free on the Play Store. Its main function is to be a Catalogue that collects all the applications that have a beta version in the Play Store. It has been created by a community of beta testers who simply wanted to make life easier.
In addition to offering you the list of applications, it obviously allows you to sign up to the betas of each app. Not only that, but they also offer links to their communities from Google Plus – Google’s social network is very popular in app sandbox environments. This way you can not only test the experimental versions, but also receive help directly. In addition, the list is updated on a daily basis with new betas that are activated in the Android store. It also includes search and detect which apps you have installed offer beta version.
If you want to try Beta TestingCatalog, you can download it from the Play Store:
Method 2: use Toolbox for Google Play Store on your computer
You do not have to depend on your mobile to know which applications have a beta version. In his day we talked about Toolbox for Google Play Store, an extension for browsers that improves the application store in its web version. One of the most interesting options it offers is a very easy access to sign up for the beta version of an app. When you enter the tab of an application, you will see various options. One of the first things this extension will do is check for a beta version. If so, it will show you a warning:
If you click on the link More info, it will take you to a new screen (press here for the beta of the Google app that we use as an example). You must click on Become a tester and your Google account will be added to the beta. The only thing left is to go to the Play Store on your mobile, access the app file and download the new beta version. With this same method you can delete yourself from the beta versions, just follow the same steps.
Annex: how to know which betas you are targeting
- Open the app Play Store.
- Open the hamburger menu and access My apps and games.
- Find the tab Beta and you will see which ones you are aimed at.