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Old 05-30-2009, 12:15 PM
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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!
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:16 PM
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ibetatest is great, although i havent used it from the dev point of view
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:49 PM
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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
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:30 PM
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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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Old 05-30-2009, 05:29 PM
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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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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.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:32 PM
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Hmm I've beta tested but never there.
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:48 PM
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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?
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Old 05-30-2009, 05:51 PM
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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.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:36 PM
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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!
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Old 05-30-2009, 07:23 PM
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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

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