Hi, welcome to the Innkeeper Alpha info thread. The alpha is our "in development" version, it's mostly for testing new features and fixes without messing with "release" users. THINGS WILL BREAK! Things will be incomplete! Things will often be in an unfinished state!
Our old method of manually rolling alpha releases and throwing them on Dropbox was terrible. We now have a separate 'alpha' release type complete with the usual auto-updates and stuff, this should make pushing out fixes/features to alpha testers INFINITELY EASIER.