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Summary

The goal of Android Mobile Reader Beta Testing project is to complete beta testing of the Bookshare Android e-reader application, in preparation for its ongoing use on Android mobile devices by the blind and visually impaired community. The project is expected to be completed in Q1 2012, at which point external beta testing will have been completed and major bug fixes completed. The product will then be ready for use by a general audience.

A team of Benetech engineers and volunteer developers will be working to improve existing versions of the Android App (found here), which will be built on the open source FB ReaderJ platform. 

As part of the project we will develop a series of use cases, documentation materials, and a website for easy installation instructions for Android device users.

Timeline

Links for Testers

Links for Engineers 

General Reference Links

  • [Project Update]s
  • Information on FB ReaderJ
  • Android mobile reader website for users (coming soon)

Key Activities/Deliverables

Due Date Action Owner Notes/comments Status
Oct 2011 Setup project overview pages Paul Lamb   Done
Ongoing oversee development team efforts and track bug fixes Paul L   Ongoing
Oct
2011
Define acceptance criteria Paul L use AT testing, Aster, and Paul F. testing matrix docs Done
Oct 2011 Define product beta target audience Paul   L 
BVI individuals interested in using a mobile app to read Bookshare books on their Android devices. Must be Bookshare members. Android devices include phones (any specific models?) and tablet PCs (which models?). What about e-Readers like Nook? DAISY format only? Done
Oct 2011 Recruit testers Paul L List compiled from Tech support list,User Voice inquiries, and specific recommendations. Will also source from Bookshare FB page and Twitter account. Possibly source from Blind Technologists, AT Professionals, Eyes Free, and Android DAISY epub groups. Tester application here
Done
Oct 2011 Setup forums for tester feedback & discussion Paul L UserVoice Android Forum and Google Discussion Group Done
Nov 
2011
Recruit contract Android developer
Gerardo
Announcement went out week of 10/24. Done
Nov/Dec
2011
Compile testing instructions & documents for testers
Paul F. and Paul L. Scheduled to be completed by 12/23 Done
Dec 2011 Finalize product name Marketing team Possibly do contest to encourage more active use and promote product once release ready in Q1. Marketing materials to be developed in accordance with release.
In process
Jan 
2012
Begin beta testing Paul L First round beta testing began on 1/13/12 with 8 testers and is scheduled to end on 1/20/11. 3 Testers held in reserve for tail end of first round testing. Note: A group of 3 testers did pre-beta testing prior to 1/11/12. Done
Jan
2012
Compile user feedback documentation for developers Paul L Available on Survey Gizmo and listed here. Done
Jan/Feb
2012
Survey and thanks out to beta testers Paul L No additional survey was provided, but thank you's went out to all testers who completed the testing. All were offered free Bookshare membership for a year as a reward for completing the testing. Done
Q1 2012 Setup website for users
Paul L See http://read2go.org. Ellie to assist? Check accessibility using the Wave, etc.
 
Q1
2012
Complete and package engineering and user documentation Paul L project wrap-up and handoff to Shajey Rumi and Paul Farestveit. Done
  Engineering Deliverables:      
Oct
2011
Internal testing/bug fixes
(v 3.6.2)
Eng Begin by 10/26. Gerardo Capiel, Paul Farestveit. Abhi Mahule, Mike Sahyun. Ram Gopalan? Martin?  Nima? Done
Dec
2011
Complete internal testing and cleanup Eng by 12/31/11. Gerardo C, Paul F. Ram Gopalan? Martin?


Done
Jan
2012
Beta testing begins Eng by 1/9/12 Done
2/17/12
Final beta1 bug fixes(v. 3.7.2)
Rom/Eng
Final bug fixes prior to full QA testing (pre-beta2)
Done
2/24/12
Outreach to beta testers
Shajey
Contacting pool of beta testers for final beta ("beta2")
Done
2/24/12
QA testing (v. 3.7.2)
PaulF/QA
Testing the candidate for final beta testing ("beta2")
Done
3/2/12
Additional bug fixing
Rom/Eng
Fixing any issues arising from QA testing
Done
3/5/12
Complete survey format for second round beta testing
PaulF/Shajey
PaulF to draft, Shajey to edit/approve
Done
3/9 - 3/16/12
Beta2
PaulF/Shajey
Beta 2 complete. 7 completed survey received from 12 beta testers. Done
3/19 - 3/29/12
Final bug fixing, testing.
Rom/Eng / PaulF/QA
  Done
3/30/2012 First round release (v 3.7) Eng Launch to Android marketplace Done
3/31/2012 Public Beta Release Eng/Mktg/Shajey Successful launch to Public, with marketing activities to follow. Done

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