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

05-30-2009, 09:39 PM
#21
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 395
I'm just wondering why they implemented the use of incentives. Beta testing is supposed to be voluntary (for the most part). I've never expected or asked for anything after beta testing, apart from the success of the app.
05-30-2009, 11:31 PM
#22
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marioman619 View Post
I'm just wondering why they implemented the use of incentives. Beta testing is supposed to be voluntary (for the most part). I've never expected or asked for anything after beta testing, apart from the success of the app.
I never mind a promo code, but I don't ask for more, I just enjoy knowing I got it early..

I mean, I do it for fun an to help out the devloper.. There seperation of forums and real site is annoying, and they need to implement a PM system without the forums, and make it so you can reply to Developer's emails..

I just realized today, that the email I sent in reply to "so how is it going" idnt reach them sense I replied to the email ibetatest sends out....

Hey, anyone remember me? I used to be the #1 in Pygmies Eaten by T-Rex in PG.

I love to beta test. I've done about 5 or 6 apps. You can PM me if you want, I'm running an 8GB ipod Touch 2nd Generation. 3.1.2 Software also. Thanks.

05-31-2009, 12:09 AM
#23
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,954
My personal experience with ibetatest.com is that it's a great place for getting the latest betas on a project, but not so good for interaction between beta testers. The mechanism for leaving reports, suggestions, etc. is like a hybrid between a forum and a social group, and it just doesn't seem all that friendly to me. Plus, I don't think there's a way that you can be notified if someone has replied to anything you post on a thread at ibetatest. As for any actual testing I've done through ibetatest, I've actually been in contact with the developers outside of the site, and they basically just directed me to the site in order for me to get the betas without them having to send the betas to me. In other words, I don't think the developers are really even using the site the way it was intended to be used (incidentally, both of the test groups I've been involved with there were as a result of TA )

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05-31-2009, 12:29 AM
#24
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 443
Mmmm, i think it's simpler for devs to just make their own forum, or make a group here..

Hey, anyone remember me? I used to be the #1 in Pygmies Eaten by T-Rex in PG.

I love to beta test. I've done about 5 or 6 apps. You can PM me if you want, I'm running an 8GB ipod Touch 2nd Generation. 3.1.2 Software also. Thanks.
05-31-2009, 01:03 AM
#25
Im on ibetatest, and i also am betatesting for iSR, GeoRain, and iCombat 1.2, if you still have spots open

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betaa testing: iSR (?)
05-31-2009, 03:31 AM
#26
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by VegantTnT View Post
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!
Sure! IF we decide to use it, we will probably do a test run ourselves to see how it works.
05-31-2009, 03:37 AM
#27
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by PointOfLight View Post
My personal experience with ibetatest.com is that it's a great place for getting the latest betas on a project, but not so good for interaction between beta testers. The mechanism for leaving reports, suggestions, etc. is like a hybrid between a forum and a social group, and it just doesn't seem all that friendly to me. Plus, I don't think there's a way that you can be notified if someone has replied to anything you post on a thread at ibetatest. As for any actual testing I've done through ibetatest, I've actually been in contact with the developers outside of the site, and they basically just directed me to the site in order for me to get the betas without them having to send the betas to me. In other words, I don't think the developers are really even using the site the way it was intended to be used (incidentally, both of the test groups I've been involved with there were as a result of TA )
That doesn't sound too good. I was hoping that the bug reporting tools were easy to use, and so that we would just get one report of a certain bug if the testers could see that it was already reported, and not 25 about the same one. And if you have 100 beta testers.. you get the picture.
05-31-2009, 03:37 AM
#28
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by PSMOkizzle View Post
Im on ibetatest, and i also am betatesting for iSR, GeoRain, and iCombat 1.2, if you still have spots open
We will probably begin beta testing in late July or something like that. I'll start a thread about it, or post here.
05-31-2009, 03:51 AM
#29
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,569
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anders View Post
We will probably begin beta testing in late July or something like that. I'll start a thread about it, or post here.
K I'll definitely be watching for that Hope I'm on at the right time they go so quickly.

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05-31-2009, 04:37 AM
#30
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 655
I'm on there, but I haven't done much testing through it!

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