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beta testers -- someone with experience from ibetatest.com?

05-30-2009, 11:15 AM
#11
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
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Originally Posted by codepunk View Post
I have gotten a few good testers from ibetatest however you need to be very careful and I would not release to unknown people unless you have anti-cracking code in place. If you do not you stand the chance of the game being cracked then leaked to the pirates before even being released.
Aha, good point!
05-30-2009, 11:16 AM
#12
ibetatest is great, although i havent used it from the dev point of view

05-30-2009, 02:49 PM
#13
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
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Originally Posted by Anders View Post
I'm not sure, but don't you have to manually apply for beta testing? I don't think you can just sit back and wait. Not sure though.
I thought it was both =/ at least that's what I was told.

So devs could hand pick people that they would like to beta test for them.

Looks like I need to be more active on there now
05-30-2009, 03:30 PM
#14
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2,571
i dont really like ibetatest as a tester myself you dont or barely have contact with anyone

i hope im trustworthy enough to beta test

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05-30-2009, 04:29 PM
#15
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
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Originally Posted by Stykman View Post
i dont really like ibetatest as a tester myself you dont or barely have contact with anyone

i hope im trustworthy enough to beta test
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Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
I thought it was both =/ at least that's what I was told.

So devs could hand pick people that they would like to beta test for them.

Looks like I need to be more active on there now
If you go to http://ibetatest.com/iphone/controllers/betas/ you can see the apps that are looking for beta testers, then you just click "apply for testing" for the ones you are interested in beta testing, easy peasy lemon squeezy. The devs aren't going to hunt you down, you have to apply for the ones that interest you.
05-30-2009, 04:32 PM
#16
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 568
Hmm I've beta tested but never there.
05-30-2009, 04:48 PM
#17
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anders View Post
If you go to http://ibetatest.com/iphone/controllers/betas/ you can see the apps that are looking for beta testers, then you just click "apply for testing" for the ones you are interested in beta testing, easy peasy lemon squeezy. The devs aren't going to hunt you down, you have to apply for the ones that interest you.
I've done that before but I never got a notice that I was accepted or declined. I tried it again and I got an email saying that my application was submitted (never got that before)

Maybe the site was just having issues when I applied the first time?
05-30-2009, 04:51 PM
#18
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
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Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
I've done that before but I never got a notice that I was accepted or declined. I tried it again and I got an email saying that my application was submitted (never got that before)

Maybe the site was just having issues when I applied the first time?
Aha, I dunno. That doesn't sound too good. Perhaps the spam filter caught it, or it simply doesn't work, or perhaps the dev never actually accepted/declined.
05-30-2009, 05:36 PM
#19
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,493
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Originally Posted by Anders View Post
Aha, I dunno. That doesn't sound too good. Perhaps the spam filter caught it, or it simply doesn't work, or perhaps the dev never actually accepted/declined.
I checked back and the beta I applied to says it has no more open slots. But the application I sent hasn't been approved.

So I think that a dev says they have X spots. The X amount of spots are shown and every application fills a spot until it's declined. If there is 1 slot left and 2 people apply then one goes through and the other (usually me ) ends up in limbo. Cause it says I applied, which I did, but the dev won't ever see it. Or maybe they saw it but they already had their slots filled

If you end up using it please please let us know how it works on the devs side. I'd love to know how it works

Cheers!
05-30-2009, 06:23 PM
#20
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 842
I saw that site and even made an account I believe but I never use it. I find that betas are often more promising here (from a testers side of course) but really TA members are often pretty good beta testers as we can help hype up a game here before and after it's relase. Plus there is a very large community here. I don't know exactly how the site works but it is true there is no real way to tell how good beta testers are on here. Unless of course you contact others devs they beta tested for. If you end up getting testers from here I hope I am considered

Beta testing:Not currently able to beta test Tested: iPlutoid, Fish Fun, Armor Alley, Underworlds, 33rd DIVISION, Robocalypse: Mobile Mayhem, Earth VS Moon, Cash Machine, Helion, Zenonia, Koala Dartz, iSR, Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D, Crazy Snowboard, Galactic Gunner, Rune Mage, Match3D, Card Ninja, iGangster.

Last edited by Clymos; 05-30-2009 at 06:29 PM.