Last week, we released the beta version of nOCD for Android which was greeted with lots of enthusiasm and great questions. We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this release, and we want to address some common questions about the Android beta, why we released it, and how you can take part.
What’s a beta?
A beta is a pre-release version of an app or piece of software that’s made available for testing, usually to just a small group of people, so companies can receive feedback before releasing it to everyone.
What functionality is available?
Building an entire app can take months or longer, so we decided to release the functionality in stages. The first stage of our release plan is the Community feed. It’s a place where users can give and receive support, and share their wins and challenges with other real people with OCD.
Why did you start with the Community feed?
We decided to release the community section first because our therapy section is undergoing some design updates to make it more intuitive to use. We wanted Android users to be part of the supportive community iOS users have access to while we make the rest of the app even better.
When will the Android app be out with the therapy functionality?
Our team is working every single day on getting the Android version ready including the exposure and response prevention (ERP) section. A number of us have OCD ourselves, so it’s particularly hard for us when people want help for OCD but can’t access it yet because the app isn’t available on Android. We’re targeting to release the full Android app by the end of 2018.
How can I get access to the beta?
We’re so glad you’re interested! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add you to the list. You’ll receive an invitation to join within 48 hours.