App installation

The movisensXS app for android is required to run your study on the smartphone.

Please check if your Android Smartphone supports movisensXS in Compatible Devices

Installation via Google Play

  1. From your device's application drawer, choose Play Store.
  2. Search for movisensXS and there should be one result from movisens GmbH.
  3. Select that result and click the Install button. Click OK after viewing the security settings.

WARNING

Please disable automatic updates for movisensXS! Updates may break your study in the field! Remove checkbox in the play store (see screenshot).

Manual Installation (APK)

  1. Please visit this page on the smartphone using the Chrome browser and download the desired movisesensXS app:

    Description Version
    Current Release 1.4.7
    Alpha Release (with movisens Sensor integration) 1.5-alpha

    Older Releases can be found in Recent Changes

    When downloading, a message maybe appears that files of this type (installation files) can cause damage to the device. This message is to be confirmed with OK.

  2. Once downloaded the Apk file on the smartphone, the download will be displayed when it is finished. Click on Open to begin the installation. Most likely, the following warning will come up (Attention, this message will look different depending on your smartphone):

  3. Please click on Settings and activate the following point (Attention, this screen will look different depending on your smartphone):

  4. Then use the "<" back button to get to the installation of the app. If it does not appear, please go to Chrome and click Settings (3 points -> select Downloads and select the downloaded APK).

  5. Then the installation dialog should come up, which has to be confirmed with Install.

WARNING

After installation, the installation from unknown sources should be deactivated again. Please change to the smartphone settings and select the sub-item "Security". There, the newly activated switch can be deactivated again.

Beta Testing

We offer a beta program that allows you to access the latest versions of movisensXS before the general release. This allows us to deliver features faster and test them in the field without breaking ongoing studies.

Because the beta build will have features that are still in progress, the app may be less stable than you're accustomed to. Feedback on stability, as well as any other performance issues you experience, is crucial and greatly appreciated.

To get the beta version of movisensXS you have to have the public version installed:

  1. Open the Google Play Store and download the movisensXS App.
  2. Look to see if the app detail page in the Google Play Store mentions a beta version. Make sure you scroll down as this information could be at the bottom of the page.
  3. Tap I'm in and then Join or in german Ich bin dabei und dann Mitmachen.
  4. It can take a few minutes until the beta version is visible for you in the Play Store as an Update.
  5. A more detailed description of the process can be found in the Google Play Store Help.
  6. Tell us what you think at xs@movisens.com

WARNING

If you use the same Google Account on several Smartphones, than all Smartphones get the beta version.

Preparing a study smartphone

Configure a study smartphone

Open the Settings

  1. Accounts
    • Add a Google account (This account can be the same on all your smartphones, but should be a dedicated account that is only used for this study where no mails arrive). This is necessary to send messages to the participant and download the app. Disable the Gmail sync to prevent mail notifications.
  2. Security
    • SIM card lock
      • If you use a dedicated SIM card for your study smartphone than disable Lock SIM card. Otherwise the pin number is requested on each boot.

Prepare for a Lost or Stolen Device

If your participant loses a device during the study, the Android Device Manager can help you find, lock, and erase it. To use the Android Device Manager, you must use a google account to activate your devices and label your devices in the Android Device Manager. The full guide how to prepare the devices can be found here.

Recent changes

Version 1.4.7 - Download Play APK - Download Full Feature APK

  • fixed some minor bugs

Version 1.4.6 - Download Play APK - Download Full Feature APK

  • fixed some app not responding issues while lot detected nearby devices

Version 1.4.5 - Download APK - Download Full Feature APK

  • fixed qr code scanning bug
  • fixed notification channels for android devices with version 7 or higher

Version 1.4.4 - Download APK - Download Full Feature APK

  • fixed problem where play audio item won't show up in multi item screen
  • fixed problem where web page will disappear after scroll
  • fixed moved value ranges in visual analog scales
  • fixed problem with alarm sound selection on devices with android 8 or higher
  • added one of block

Version 1.4.3 - Download APK - Download Full Feature APK

  • deleted sms and phone permissions which aren't allowed in playstore anymore

Version 1.4.2 - Download APK

  • fixed a bug which will cause normal instead of stratified randomization

Version 1.4.1 - Download APK

  • fixed a bug where the location warning card will display without the study is using the location
  • fixed a problem where the study start won't work with our developer API
  • fixed padding of eq5d item if german language is configured

Version 1.4.0 - Download APK

  • Added new ui for study warnings
  • Added possibility to hide warnings
  • Added better handling of DND and/or silent mode
  • Added new scroll indicator and highlighting function in long forms
  • Added page indicators to form
  • Added FrontFacingVideoItem
  • Added possibility to randomize forms
  • Added new logging with new upload log possibilities
  • Added timeout length configuration option
  • Added button title option to external items
  • Added not allowed apps section to lock other apps mode
  • Added initial trigger to perform actions only on study start
  • Added possibility to use random time trigger with mutable values
  • Added choose picture item
  • Added notification trigger
  • Added EQ5D Item
  • Added random picture sd card item
  • Added possibility to increment/decrement times and dates in change mutable value
  • Added dutch as new language
  • Changed form timeout to use a notification
  • Changed to library for player control view in audio item
  • Fixed endless audio bug in forms
  • Fixed lock app adapter bug where false id will be added to form entry activity causing a crash
  • Fixed participant defined time trigger bug where scheduled alarms will override each other
  • Fixed activation detection of accessibility service
  • Fixed toasts on android oreo or higher devices
  • Fixed a lot of minor other bugs

Version 1.3.4 - Download APK

  • Fixed padding and usability of visual analog scales
  • Fixed visual glitch of visual analog scales when timeout is arriving
  • Fixed size of visual analog scale and thumb

Version 1.3.3 - Download APK

  • fixed an error with visual analog image scale
  • fixed minor bugs

Version 1.3.2 - Download APK

  • Added new card for incompatible devices
  • Fixed spacing on homescreen and on DisplayTextItem
  • Fixed upload of PresentationItem (Beta)
  • Fixed alarms of movisensXS to use notification settings
  • Fixed possible crash with random number item
  • Various minor Bugfixes

Version 1.3.0 - Download APK

Added Android 7 and 8 Compatibility (Nougat and Oreo)

We updated our whole code base to be compatible with the new android versions.

Log Apps and Lock other Apps now compatible with Android 5+

We have completely rewritten our internal code to make the "Lock other Apps" functionality and the "logging which app is used (beta)" compatible with newer android versions.

Silent mode warning card

In case a participant accidentally puts their smartphone to silent mode we display a warning card on the home screen to let them know that they might miss alarms.

Notification if location tracking was disabled

In case you use location tracking and a participant accidentally disables location tracking we show a notification until the participant activates the location tracking again.

Added log music condition (Beta)

We added a new beta functionality that logs the music your participant listens to. It logs the artist, the album, and the track currently playing. It has been implemented for several android music apps and has been tested with the largest tree: Google Android Player, Amazon Music and Spotify. Let us know, if you want to try it.

Here's even more movisensXS app improvements
  • TimeRangeCondition can now define time ranges that transition days (e.g. 23.00-04.00)
  • You can now explicitly allow and disallow apps
  • The cards on the home screen are now ordered by priority for the participant
  • Fixed the alarm notification to allow the resumption of an incomplete form
  • The inactivity timer on forms is deactivated on several item formats (audio recording, timer, display video, presentation, cognition tests, external). Additionally the inactivity time on forms can be disabled by setting the inactivity time on forms to 0
  • Alarms and forms will be stopped when study is paused
  • Fixed issues that could allow access to the study control screen without a pin code
  • Fixed an issue on selected smartphones that could cause movisensXS to crash when opening a form
  • Barcode item now detects more formats (UPC-A & E, Code 39 & 93 & 128, EAN-8 & 13, QR Code)
  • RTL compatible likert and visual analog scale
  • Updating of server status if device is uncoupled/finished
  • Various bug fixes
And some improvements of beta features
  • Added calendar item and calendar time trigger
  • Added option to limit log apps function to a specified set of apps
  • Display ON/OFF logging now detects shutdown
  • Added presentation item
  • Fixed participant time trigger conflicts with time items and some condition blocks in the sampling
  • New building blocks for the sampling to trigger based on movisens sensors
  • Limiting estimated steps logging to 0-300 steps per minute
  • Retry of uploads after unisens upload fails
  • We fixed time overflow issues with the stopwatch item
  • Notification when location services are disabled but needed

Version 1.1.1 - Download APK

  • Improved barcode scanner
  • Improved random time trigger to work in cases of restart
  • Decreased amount of permissions on startup
  • Improved margins
  • Improved UI with consistent card buttons
  • Added Android Nougat (Android 7) support
  • Added indicator for study state at homescreen
  • Added send log information to developer
  • Added indicators in WebViews
  • Prevent user from double clicking buttons
  • Back button now usable in informed consent
  • Automatic cancelling of concurrent alarms
  • Fixed various bugs

Version 1.0.0 - Download APK

  • Added new informed consent option
  • Added few privacy enhancements
  • Added better alarm and form handling
  • Added support for Android 6 (Marshmellow)
  • Added opt-out from crashlytics
  • Added new lock other apps mechanism to support newer devices
  • Added new options for auto upload
  • Added imprint and terms of service
  • Added new barcode scanning
  • Added new item formats
  • Changed to card UI
  • Fixed location problems through new algorithm
  • Changed to google play services 8.1
  • Various bug fixes
  • Compatible with Android Version 2.3+

Version 0.8.4211 - Download APK

  • Added alarmcards
  • Fixed couple dialog bug
  • Introducing participant friendly notification system for alarms
  • Beautiful new user interface for all android versions
  • Participants can configure alarm sound / font size
  • Participant can couple with a study link
  • Removed possibility to select files in multimedia items
  • Update to google play services 7.5.0
  • Optimization for android Lollipop and M
  • Fixed music player bug on HTC One V
  • Added possibility to let the participant define a trigger time
  • Compatible with Android Version 2.3+

Version 0.7.4162 - Download APK

  • Introducing participant friendly notification system for alarms. These alarms can now also be muted by setting the phone to silent mode.
  • Participants can now configure the alarm sound and font size
  • Beautiful new user interface for all android versions
  • Added new participant onboarding
  • Longer texts can be shown in the random word item
  • Participant can couple with a study by clicking on a link
  • Removed possibility to select old files in multimedia items
  • Update to google play services 7.5.0
  • Optimization for android lollipop and M
  • Fixed bugs with music player on HTC One V
  • Improved random time triggers
  • Added possiblity to let the participant define a trigger time
  • Compatible with Android Version 2.3+

Version 0.6.3658 - Download APK

  • Added possibility to select custom alarm sounds
  • Added app version to control screen
  • Fixed possible problems when two red sampling-blocks are connected to the same trigger
  • Fixed seldom duplicate form starts on Android 4.4
  • Fixed inaccurate Timing on Android 4.4
  • Smaller error corrections in PlayAudioItem, Lock other Applications and Updating from v2517
  • Improved accuracy of location and steps logging (beta feature)

Version 0.6.3412 - Download APK

  • Added messaging between participants and study supervisor
  • Fixed problems with overlaying keyboard in full-screen mode
  • Lots of stability improvements
  • Improved coupling, sync and upload process
  • Improved date and time pickers on Android > 3.0 and made default time adjustable
  • Fixed problems with multimedia items on Android 4.4
  • Added media players to multimedia items and PlayAudioItems
  • Closing missed alarm-screens
  • Fixed issue with CDMA phones
  • Preparation for future awesome features 😉

Version 0.5.2600 - Download APK

  • Fixed issues with Android 4.3

Version 0.5.2526 - Download APK

  • Improved stability (an Android bug caused a crash on some devices after ~1000 items have been answered).
  • Moved all data to internal storage (requires enough internal storage but increases reliability).
  • Fixed auto start after reboot feature on Nexus devices running Android version 4.2.2.

Version 0.4.2453

  • Improved Excel result output (split dates, split select many options, added forms column, reordered columns)
  • Improved result graphs
  • Added possibility to track the amount of credits used by each study (included in billing)
  • Added support for international characters (e.g. Chinese)
  • Added movisensXS guide
  • Probands are now participants
  • App: Delayable alarms
  • App: Optimized likert scale and vas scale (possibility to hide marker)
  • App: Smaller GUI improvements
  • App: Smaller bug fixes

Version 0.3.2383

  • Fix for not working PIN code

Version 0.3.2303 - 0.3.2354

  • Fix for a disappearing control screen
  • Fix for not appearing alarms
  • Added new Bug Reporting meachanism
  • Improved coupling process
  • Fixed bug with Lock other Applications
  • Added Reaction Time Items
  • Added Auto Advance Items
  • Introducing Multimedia Items
  • Introducing Display Image Item Format
  • Improved Study Control Screen
  • Integrated Barcode Scanner into movisensXS
  • Improved developer integration

Version 0.2.2132

  • Improved forms editor with icons, visibility rules and multi-item screens.

Version 0.2.2000

  • First public release
Last Updated: 4/9/2019, 9:21:23 AM