Early Access Expectations

“Early access” refers to the preview period in which new Skuid releases are available before they are released as generally available (GA) for use in production. It serves as a sneak peek at upcoming features, as well as an important time for user testing and feedback.

We encourage all builders to test upcoming releases during early access—both to ensure new features work as expected and that their current apps continue to function with other enhancements.

How can I participate in the early access period?

To participate in early access on Skuid NLX, you must provision an early access site. Contact earlyaccess@skuid.com to coordinate provisioning your site.

Early access release timeline

Timelines are estimated and may vary depending on a variety of factors, but we maintain an open line of communication with early access participants about any significant changes.

For patch releases: Early access sites are updated with patch releases every two weeks with the latest bug fixes and minor improvements. After a short period of time (typically two weeks), these patches are then pushed to production NLX sites.

For major/minor releases: Major/minor releases are typically pushed to early access sites about 4-5 weeks before being deployed to production—though this timing can shift depending on release needs. Patches are pushed to the early access sites as needed during this time, however no changes are deployed to production until GA occurs.

Some examples to illustrate these general timelines:

  • For a GA release targeted for April 1st, the early access period would begin on March 1st.
  • For a GA release targeted for November 15th, the early access period would begin on October 15th


These dates are for illustration purposes and may not correspond to actual release dates.

We need your feedback

Your input is vital during early access. We want to hear about your experiences, any problems you encounter, and suggestions for improvements.

To provide feedback on early access releases, you’ll be coordinating directly with our product team. Contact us with your feedback by emailing product@skuid.com To provide feedback on generally available releases, post on the Skuid Community.

Feedback we look for:

  • Whether or not a feature is confusing to use
  • Likelihood of adopting a release’s new features
  • Bugs and breaking changes affecting your apps
  • Screenshots of unexpected behaviors

Feature Expectations and Potential Quirks

While we do our best to test features before deploying them in early access, there may be unexpected behavior or minor bugs present during this phase—particularly for beta or pilot features. This is a normal part of the development process, and your feedback is instrumental in helping us resolve these issues.

We advise against relying on early access sites for critical operations. However we do encourage builders to retrieve and deploy their production applications and test them using sandbox data in early access sites.

For information on deploying Skuid metadata between sites, see these topics:

Early Access Indicators

When utilizing a Skuid NLX early access environment, banners appear at the top of the browser window. This banner displays the type of environment and the version of Skuid running in that environment. These banners do not appear in production environments.

This is particularly useful for screenshots—as it helps our product and support teams identify which environments are experiencing issues.