It's finally here! We've been working on a way to allow those who have a ubuntu phone to participate more directly in testing the software that runs on their device. This includes things like helping test OTA updates before they are shipped and to verify and look for bugs in applications like the core apps and system services.
Introducing Pilot, a new application you can find today in the ubuntu
store. The application utilizes checkbox as a way of distributing tests to
you on the phone. This first round of testing includes tests from 4 of
your favorite core applications including dekko, clock, music, and
To help test, search for Pilot in the store and install it.
Start the app, and click the Start Testing button once
Select a test plan to run. Right now you can choose to test specific
features of the different core apps.
Select the tests to run. You can choose to run all of tests for that
feature, or just one if you wish.
Run through the test, following each step. If everything works as listed in
the test, press the Pass button. Otherwise press Fail.
You can also add comments about the test or skip the test using the buttons
at the top of this page.
Finally, submit your results back to the QA team by pressing the Submit
Results to Community Practitest button. You'll need to supply your
ubuntu SSO information to do so. You may also view your submitted results
on this screen by pressing the corresponding button.
It's that easy. Over time, we'll push new tests via application updates, so
you can help test new things as they are developed. As the number of
devices grows, we want to ensure every device has the same level of
quality. With your help, we can make sure ubuntu gets better with each
update. Thanks for your help!