Roll20 Mobile App Beta

NOTE: The Roll20 Mobile App Beta is exclusive to our Pro users only. Free/Plus subscribers will have access to the app upon full release.

The Roll20 Mobile App is now in beta for Pro users! This is the official second-screen companion for your games on Roll20. The Roll20 Mobile App will initially focus on the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sheet and enables players to access their character sheet and roll dice directly from the app.

 

Accessing the App

Accessing the app is a simple sign up process where the invite link will be sent directly to you via email! Note: you MUST be a Pro subscriber for access to the app.

Signing Up for the Beta

  1. Navigate to https://mobilebeta.roll20.net
  2. Click "Sign In"
  3. Sign in with your Roll20.net account information
  4. Select "Android" or "Apple" as a device type
  5. Input your Email address
    1. If you are using an Android system, make sure you input the email address associated with your Google Play App account -- This may be different from your Roll20.net email!
    2. If you are using an Apple system, you will receive instructions from Apple's TestFlight service with an invitation-- It is not necessary that this email matches your Apple ID's email address. You may accept TestFlight invitations using any Apple ID, but only once.

Opening and Installing the App

Android

  1. Follow the link after requesting your invite, follow the hyperlink to open the Google Play Store
  2. Follow the link to download the app from Google Play
  3. Download the app
  4. Once downloaded, open the app and log in using your Roll20.net account information

iOS

  1. Install the TestFlight app on your chosen iOS device
  2. Open invitation email received from Signing Up for the Beta
  3. Click the "View in TestFlight" button within the email.
  4. Download the app
  5. Once downloaded, open the app and log in using your Roll20.net account information

Features

The UI

  • The Roll20 Mobile UI has been built from the ground-up especially for mobile devices. Swipe and tap to select your games and character sheets. 
  • View a game’s name, description, art banner, and the last time you played it, all from your home screen.
  • Choose from character sheets assigned to you by your GM. 

 

Manage character sheets 

  • View your character’s stats, skills, and proficiencies.
  • The sheet’s heads-up display contains your character’s important information at-a-glance, including their armor class, HP, speed, and character portrait. 

 

Make Rolls 

  • Complete out-of-combat ability and skill checks and send the results directly to your game’s chat all with a tap.  
  • Complete saving throws right from your character sheet. 
  • Send all your rolls right to chat, powered by Roll20’s signature quantum roll server. 

 

Phone and Tablet Support

  • Roll20 Mobile is your Roll20 companion, however you play. With phone and tablet support from day one of the beta, the app is made to help you play your games, your way. 

 

Help us build the future of Roll20 

  • We want your help during beta! The links on the home screen will take you directly to the bug reporting form or the Product Board, where you can view and vote on suggestions for future development. 

 

A more accessible app. 

  • We’re building Roll20 Mobile with a focus on accessibility.   
  • In beta, you’ll be able to adjust the font sizes to suit your needs. 
  • We're also working on better screen reader compatibility.

Limitations

Currently, the app only supports D&D5e games, and does not support equipment, combat, or spells. These will be forthcoming in later updates. So too will support for other languages other than English. Other iterations to the user experience (for instance with Character Select) will be made as well as we approach a full version release.


FAQ

Beta Questions

Q: How do I sign up for the Roll20 Mobile beta? 

A: Just head on over at https://mobilebeta.roll20.net, sign in, and complete the steps to get yourself signed-up and playing with the mobile app!

Q: How long is this mobile beta for?

A: The beta version of the app will be around even after we ship a full-release app as a way for our Pro subscribers to get special access to new features making their way down the line.

Q: When can free/plus users access the mobile beta?

A: The beta will only be available to Pro subscribers. Free/Plus subscribers will have access to the Roll20 Mobile App with the full release.

Q: How do I get access to the mobile beta for my players?

A: They will also have to be Pro users in order to access the beta.

Q: Will you have an beta for all users (outside of Testflight)?

A: Currently the beta is only available to Pro subscribers via Apple Testflight and Google Play store.

Q: Can I invite people into games via the mobile app?

A: This feature isn’t included at the moment, but be sure to keep an eye on our product board for an idea of some (not all!) of what we’re working on.

Q: Is the app for this account the same as what I use on the Roll20 website?

A: Yep, you use your Roll20 Account information to log in to the Roll20 Mobile App. 

 

Roll20 Features

Q: When will compendium be available?

A: This feature isn’t included in the app at the moment, but these are on our roadmap and will be included as development continues.

Q: Can I view the map / Journal / Jukebox?

A: These features aren’t included in this release, but be sure to keep an eye on our product board for an idea of some of what we’re working on next.

Q: Can I use Macros I have made in the app / Rollable Tables / Card Decks?

A: These features aren’t included at the moment.

Q: Can I stream video/voice through the app? Can I use the mobile app to chat?

A: Still a-ways out from including these features. We’ll let you know as development progresses.

Q: Can I use the mobile app to make simple rolls without a sheet? (i.e. rolling 2d10)

A: Not at the moment, but this is specifically something we’re close to being done on.

Q: Can I look at the history of rolls or chat?

A: Again, not at the moment, but this is being considered for the app’s development.

 

Character Sheet Features

Q: When is combat/equipment/spells going to be implemented?

A: There’s a lot of moving parts we’re working on in this area, and you can view our product board here to see where we’re at with development at the moment. You can also vote on what’s most meaningful to you in order to help shape our development plans.

Q: Can I use the Charactermancer?

A: Not at the moment, but we’ll be bringing new features to the app as development continues.

Q: Where are things like Personality Traits/Ideals/Bonds/Flaws/Bio?

A: Not yet. These are on our roadmap and will be included as development continues.

Q: Can I edit my character in the app?

A: Not as of yet, this will also be worked on in the course of future development.

Q: Are systems other than D&D5e going to be supported?

A: Yep! No specific dates or systems announced for that yet, but we want to make sure we get the D&D5e sheet nailed down first to better support other systems moving forward. Again, you can view our product board here to keep up with us on where we’re going next.

Q: Why is my initiative not being sent to the tracker?

A: Initiative rolls do not go directly to the tracker currently. This is something that we are going to address in the future.

 

Other

Q: I’ve encountered a bug / something ain’t working right!

A: Thanks for finding it! We’d like to ask you to grab screenshots from in-app that help illustrate the problem you’ve found, and what version of the app you’re using. Afterwards, you should be able to scroll down in-app and report the bug there, where we’ll do our best to assist you.

Q: I’m a GM & this is made for players. What am I supposed to test or use here?

A: The app in it’s current incarnation is primarily player-focused. As a GM, you can potentially use this as a tool to help and to experience the app from a player’s perspective.

Q: What operating systems and devices are supported?

A: We support devices running Android 7.0 and up and iOS devices running iOS 14 and up.

Q: Can I use this app offline?

A: Nope, this needs online functionality just like the web app does. We are looking at implementing offline features potentially in the future, though.

Q: What is the goal of this app?

A: Provide a second screen to interact with the VTT, to Enable in person gaming, and to help in accommodating for those who do not have a desktop or laptop to be able to play games on Roll20.

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