Akebi 3 Beta

Thanks so much for trying out the beta! Let's get started by picking the option that best represents you below:

Backup your data

Open Akebi, go to options:
Akebi home screen with options button highlighted
Backup everything!
Akebi options screen with backup button highlighted
Ensure that the backup worked. Here I've used "OI File Manager" to ensure that there are 3 files in /sdcard/AkebiBackup/:
OI File Manager showing the contents of /sdcard/AkebiBackup/
Also, please just check the sizes of the files:
File Contents Minimum size
kanji Kanji knowledge data. 24 bytes
lists Folders, lists, custom words. 24 bytes
sets Sets, groups. 20 bytes

If any files are smaller than the minimum size, there has been an error backing them up. Files with the minimum size have no data present, and files larger than the minimum size contain data.

You might also want to copy these files somewhere else to make absolutely sure they won’t go anywhere.

Sign up for the beta

To access the beta, you must first sign up for it on Google Play (even if it's not installed yet). Click the "Go to the sign up page" button below, and then select the "Become a tester" button.
Google Play testing page progression

Wait for the update to appear

At this point, you need to wait a few hours (usually it takes me maybe 5 minutes) for the beta version to apply to your account. You might need to go in and out of the play store page before the “Open” button will turn into the “Update” button like below. If you haven't installed Akebi yet, feel free to install it now and then await the update.
Google Play update available
When Akebi has updated to the beta, the icon should have a "β" symbol on top of it.
Akebi Beta Icon amongst others


With the beta installed, you can now test it to your hearts content! The things that really need testing are: There’s also a survey that will show up after a day of use. If you could answer that when you feel like you’re ready, it would be immensely helpful! Thanks so much!