Over the past year or so, nearly every day I've responded to Accordance users on our forums, our various social media venues or in private messages and conversations asking me when our long-promised Android version of Accordance Mobile will be ready. While our Android version has taken longer than we had hoped, along the way, many have asked if we could even release just a reader for Android so that Accordance users could have access to their Accordance Library on their favorite non-Apple mobile phones and tablets.
Of course, we’re not satisfied simply to release a reader for Android; but rather than ask our users to wait even one day longer, we have now released our Accordance Mobile Android Open Beta! Although this release of Accordance Mobile for Android is an early beta release, it is definitely more than just a reader. As described in the Accordance User Forums yesterday, this 1.0 beta release comes with the following Major features:
- Display of Texts
- Searching of Texts
- Grammatical and Key Number searching of Texts
- Split Panes for Texts, showing a Text or Reference Tool
- Display of Tools
- Searching of Tools
- Easy Install
- Library Access to files
- Text and Tool Display choices
- Goto interface, via a grid or list
Of course, not everything is in place yet. In version 1.1 of the beta, we plan to add the following features:
- Selection of text
- Instant Details
- User Notes
Now, you’re free to hold out for the final, non-beta release of Accordance Mobile for Android, which will be available sometime in 2018; but if you don’t want to wait any longer, we’d love to have you help us out! Go to Joel Brown’s forum post from yesterday, “Welcome to the Android Open Beta!” to download the current build. New builds will be posted in the Android Open Beta forum, so check back often.
Just remember that this is beta software. That means not everything will work yet, there will be bugs, and there will be crashes. But you can help us speed development along by posting any issues you encounter in our Android Open Beta forum as well as any suggestions and constructive criticism.
Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. Now you can truly take Accordance with you wherever you want to go!