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OK, folks. A new build — 2.6.2 — is headed down the beta track. This one fixes the typo in the app invites and fixes the forums crash. (https://plus.google.com/b/111016991750865047479/+AndroidCentral/posts/4NjJcdeNidW)

A NOTE: If you were quick and grabbed yesterday's update, you'll probably need to clear the app data, if you haven't done so already. Those who didn't get the update shouldn't have to do so. (And the production track obviously should be unaffected.)

Sing out if you see anything else!
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Ok
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Coming ... eventually. App invites! So you can tell ALL THE PEOPLES just how awesome this app is! :)
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Hi. How's it going. It's Friday. And it's snowing. 

And we've got another beta build for y'all today, this time adding some more app indexing in preparation for a new feature that will help you find things better within the app. We won't speak it's name out loud, but it rhymes with Lurch.
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I hope it's Perch. I always have trouble finding the perch when I'm fishing. (+Jerry Hildenbrand knows what I'm talking about.) If the AC app could help with that, awesome. Also it's great to see AC promoting outdoor activities. ;P
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Jean-Paul Detiege
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App feature request: Can you add video to the Podcast section of the app?

In the Podcast section of the app you have all the podcasts (the last 100), which is awesome. When I select a podcast I get an option to stream the audio or download the MP3. I'm glad that both of those option are there, but I prefer to watch the video because you guys occasionally show something or joke about some visual. Could you add video to the Podcast section. I don't want to assume, but it seems like it would be pretty easy to embed the YouTube video just like when there's a YouTube video as part of an article.

Thoughts +Phil Nickinson +Mike Wolfson ?

EDIT: Even a link that opens externally to the YouTube app would be a big help. (And would give AC an opportunity to direct people to the YouTube channel so they could subscribe.)
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+Jean-Paul Detiege It's clunky. We have to remember to add things to a playlist. 

Sometimes we forget.
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What am I doing wrong? Every time I click on a link from twitter (using the website) it takes me to the AC website instead of the app, whichl fund unfortunate. I've tried clearing defaults and everything.
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Thanks for removing the FAB!
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Phil Nickinson
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Wheeeeeeeee!!!!!!
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+Phil Nickinson​ this might have been more fun with the butt from your May 22, 2013 post about CTIA.
(Joking obviously, no one get offended please ☺) 
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Mark Rossi

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Here's something that I noticed a little while ago and just thought to bring it to someone's attention. When you're reading through an article, the floating comment icon in the bottom right corner covers up some of the wording. You have to move the page just right to see certain words. I'm not sure if the comment button can be moved or something.
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Hmmmm, well OK then.
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Bridger Burt

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It would be wise to add extra empty dead space at the end of each article so as to make it possible to scroll the last few lines past the FAB. 
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Sounds delightful. When's the push?  :) 
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Three things you need to do to be a beta tester: 1. Join this community. 2. Opt-into the beta at the link here. Make sure you're logged in using the same Google account you used to join this community in the first place. 3. Be awesome. That's it. Thanks, everybody!

Shawn Forsyth

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New update issue - app crashes when I try to go into a participated thread in forums on my Note 5. 
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Done! And fixed...for now.
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Update: v2.6.2 is headed your way to fix things!

Hey, folks. A new beta build will land your way in a couple hours.

Big things here are the addition of App Invites, which are a great way to tell your friends all about this awesome Android Central App you've been using. (That's assuming you have friends who don't use our app already. We know, it sounds weird to us, too.)

Plus we've starting implementing some basic search functions via app indexing, only they're a little backward. (One step at a time.) When you start a search in Google's search box you might well notice story results showing up with Lloyd next to them. Tap the result and the story will open right in the app. For now that'll only happen for stories you've already read in the app. (Told you one step at a time here.) Still, it's very cool.

Plus we've done a little more work with Google Analytics, so we can better tell what parts of the app folks are using, and what they're not. (And so we can keep track of how many app invites are going out.)

Have fun. Test things. Break things. We'll fix 'em. (And, yes, we see the quote marks in the app invites. That'll be fixed before this build leaves beta.)

And thanks!
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+Mark Rossi I goofed up, but if you clear your app data, it will fix this. Thanks for the quick heads up, I know exactly what I need to fix.

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Mark Rossi

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I'm not sure if I posted this before, but if I comment on an article and use an emoticon from the Samsung Keyboard, it crashes the app. I'm not sure if the same happens in a forum post or not.
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Thanks for the report, will check it out.
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There's a new beta build available —2.4.0.

Mostly adds some discrete Google Analytics so we'll have a better idea what you fine folks are using in the app, and what we can get rid of without warning.

(That's how that works, right?)

Also adds anything else +Mike Wolfson says was added. :)
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Still can't upload pictures for contests. 😐
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Mark Rossi

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I've been noticing that sometimes when I Like or Thanks on a post, the Like or Thanks will show up at first, but if I go back in later, one or both are gone.
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Michal L

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How do I get the beta? 
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+Bridger Burt Thanks! :D
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Robert Eldridge

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From the main page views I see that there are 9 comments on the Jolla article. When I go into the comments on the article I only see one comment. I have refreshed the comments and the app and it still stays at 1 comment. 
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Longstanding caching thing, I think. 
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v2.3.5 is coming down the pike later today. Big fix on our end is for some analytics. But also this. :p
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Hallelujah! (I'm just thanking the heavens. 😉) 
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Mark Rossi

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Here's something that ranks as an irk and not really a bug. Since it doesn't happen that often. But when a forum thread gets to 100 pages or more, at the top it just says page. Before that point it will say page 88 and so on.
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OK, happy to change this if it is as simple as it sounds like it should be.
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Mark Rossi

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I've gotten 2 force closes when trying to reply to a comment on the new article about the Star Wars soundtrack.
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I will check the crash logs anyway, there should be something there.  Cheers.
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Zachary Keith

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My app isn't refreshing stories...
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I cleared the app data and it refreshed. Not sure what happened.
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