To use a test instance of the software, the existing app must be deleted and a test instance of the Connector+ software must be loaded from a test repository in F-Droid. The Connector+ app for the productive system is in the “medAspis” repository, whereas the test app is in “medaspis test”.
Start F-Droid from the Android interface of the handheld scanner and go to the settings (bottom right in the F-Droid app). After clicking on the “Repositories” button, a list of all active repositories appears. In any case, there is a repository “medAspis”, the repository “medaspis-test” could also appear. This test repository must be activated, the “medAspis” repository must be deactivated.
If the test repository has not yet been created, the following steps must be carried out in the browser of the handheld device:
Open the Speed Scanner browser and enter this URL https://test-apps.medaspis.org. A web page from F-Droid appears. Please click on the button “ADD TO F-DROID” in the upper part of the window. Another window opens immediately. Please click the button “I HAVE F-DROID” now. On the page that then appears, please confirm the displayed data with the OK button. Now the test repository is created on F-Droid.
Switch back to F-Droid, go to the settings and click on “Repositories”. Now you can see all the data directories from which new applications can be loaded. To be sure that only the test application is loaded, please switch on the test repository “medaspis test” and switch off the productive repository “medAspis”.
Switch back to the main F-Droid interface. Click “Latest” in the menu at the bottom left. You may already see the medAspis app now. If not, please use the search button on the bottom right. Type “medAspis” in the search field. The app appears and can be clicked on.
First, please click the UNINSTALL button to delete the existing application. Don’t worry, the app will load again in the next step. Please follow the further instructions of the uninstall process. The next step is to follow the instructions for installing the new software.
The test software is now installed and the handheld device can be used in test mode. Please note that the scan results can NOT be found at https://panel.medAspis.org, but at https://panel.test.medAspis.org. All data scanned with the test app does not go into the productive environment, but remains in the test environment. This test environment is still connected to your NMVS. If you test the system, the scanned codes will be sent to your NMVS. If you want to avoid this, please ask your NMVO for a test environment and re-enter the access data.
Attention: It is important to follow the de-installation and re-installation routine because the originally loaded productive application must be deleted before the test application can be installed.
Attention: Please do not forget to load a production app again after testing the app in order to continue with productive work. To do this, you must switch off the test repository “medaspis-test” and switch on the productive repository “medAspis” in the same way as described above. Again, you must delete the current test app and reload the Connector+ app that is then offered. Make sure that the codes scanned with the new app appear in the productive environment at https://panel.medAspis.com. If this is not the case, please repeat the installation procedure.