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Orba App for Android: Now in Beta

Update – October 13, 2020

To simplify the beta testing process, we've published the Orba app for Android to the Google Play store. There's no longer any need to fill out the survey. You can simply access the app here.



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The Orba app for Android is currently available for beta testing. If you’re interested in joining this private beta, we’d love to have you check it out. Follow this link to request access and become part of the early app experience! 

We will add all of the new registrations to the program every Monday afternoon.

For everyone else, we will have the Orba app published on the Google Play Store just shortly down the road. 


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I love that the app seems to do wirelessly most of the same stuff that the USB/Desktop  version of the App does... It does seems to disconnect and be generally less than 100% reliable...could be my phone [Moto g6 Play] or android flavor [9] build number [PCPS29.118-63-10-9] and not the App itself.

Highly interested in being part of it. Signed up.

Highly Interested. Just signed up.

Hi there. I have the app on my Samsung Galaxy S9 on the latest Android version. Got the app open and it seems to connect to the Orba, but I'm not having much joy downloading the presets. I've managed to change the drums once, but nothing else, and I'm not sure why it worked that one time. I also can't save my loops to the app and generally it doesn't do what it's supposed to. So basically it's non functional and not usable for me at the moment. Is this expected?
Can't connect my orba to the app. It's visible on the android Bluetooth devices but doesn't actually connect and therefore the app doesn't join with it

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I've requested the Beta app, but not had a reply yet, is it just me?

No they're just a bit slow. Got my invite about 5 or 6 days later
Problems such as they have, we do not wish on our enemies. They're hip deep in orders. This is an amazing product.

Hi all, 

There has been some great interest (as well as early feedback) in the Orba Android beta. It's a manual process of adding new email addresses to the Google Play backend, so we've begun doing this on a weekly cadence. Every Monday afternoon we will be adding the new registrations to the program. So if you apply on a Friday, you'll just wait a handful of days until you're given access.



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@Adam McHeffery trying to use the app on my Galaxy Note 8. The app loads up and initially connects to the device but drops the connection. I can't actually upload any different sounds. I am able to do so using the computer so I don't THINK it's my Orba. Any suggestions?

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Just downloaded Android app and tried connecting Orba to bluetooth on my Pixel 2. No go. Keeps failing. Tried connecting Orba to Windows 10 device and it keeps failing. Advice?

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Another week gone by, still no android app for me :(

Hey there @adammcheffrey, any thoughts?

The Bluetooth connection is unstable, disconnecting randomly. That's probably where the other problems come from, you can't change the presents, save the song, etc. You can't use the app this way.

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