Select Page

Crowdtesting – A How-To Guide for testing successfully

by | Sep 9, 2016 | QA, How To, Testing Reality, Usability & User Experience, Test Automation | 0 comments

Over the last couple of years, crowdtesting has become a more and more popular complimentary method to ensuring a high quality of mobile apps, websites, online shops and Internet of Things applications. This level of popularity is also reflected in Testbirds’ development since 2011 and in our crowd which now consists of more than 150,000 testers in 193 countries worldwide. Over one thousand projects in crowdtesting and test automation have been done by us so far and every day we see new innovations popping up in the digital world that need to be tested extensively to win consumers’ enthusiasm.

What to be aware of

The success of crowdsourced testing is largely due to the several ways it is able to overcome the many challenges of software development. With crowdsourced testing, not only do companies receive the possibility to test with real users under real conditions, but they also gain access to a huge variety of devices and operating systems. Furthermore, it is fast, flexible and unbiased testers bring in a new perspective into the development process confronting the issue of organizational blindness.
However, to benefit from its many advantages, the characteristics of the method need to be taken into consideration. In many ways, crowdtesting differs from traditional methods when it comes to checking the functionality and usability of digital products. Therefore, we developed a handy How-to Guide that explains to our clients such as testing managers, decision makers or product owners and of course all other people who are interested in crowdtesting, what they have to be aware of to successfully perform crowdtesting. These 10 facts among others are what companies have to do internally to integrate the method into their development process as well as describe the responsibilities of service providers.
Our “How-to Guide to Crowdtesting – 10 critical factors to successfully perform remote testing with the crowd” is now available as a free download in German, English and Dutch. Check it out to learn more about the method and contact us if you have any further questions.

Happy testing!

Download: Crowdtesting Whitepaper

English version:
“How-to Guide to Crowdtesting – 10 critical factors to successfully perform remote testing with the crowd”

German version:
“How-to…Crowdtesting – 10 Erfolgsfaktoren für die Durchführung von Remote-Tests mit der Crowd“

Share it if you like it:

Tag Cloud

About the author

Veronika Wasza

Veronika Wasza

Junior PR & Marketing Manager

Veronika Wasza works for us as a PR and marketing manager. Key aspects of her role include investigating the modern labor force, crowdsourcing and the various impacts of an increasingly digitalized world.

Categories

Links

Other content that might be interesting for you:

Big, Bigger, Bits19: Our Bits & Pretzels Recap

At this year's Bits & Pretzel conference everything was centred on impact. And who better to talk about impact than 44th US President Barack...

How to deal with the fragmentation of mobile devices

Mobile operating systems Today’s mobile landscape is more diverse than ever. In fact, as of 2015, there were over 24,000 Android devices on the...

Top Employer 2018 – How We Live Up To Our Name

Everyone knows that feeling when you receive a lot of praise and you ask yourself ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ Testbirds is “Top Arbeitgeber...

Tweeting Birds Are the First Sign that Spring has Sprung

Spring is the time of the year when everything comes to life. At Testbirds, the spring came early! In mid-March, Testbirds received a round of...

My experience at Bits & Pretzels – the Founders Festival

As a founder of a Munich-based startup, the famous Bits & Pretzels convention is certainly on your agenda. Recently, I had the chance to be a...

We’ve flown a long way – the past year at Testbirds

As 2018 is coming to an end we look back over the year that has passed and a few of the many exciting moments we’ve experienced. The most impactful...

Crowdsourcing Leitfaden für Unternehmen

In Deutschland sind tausende von Menschen als Crowd Worker registriert. Sie übersetzen, generieren Ideen oder testen Software. In den letzten Jahren...

I’m Emily and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

Will software test itself in the future? How Artificial Intelligence is changing the testing landscape

Whether you are steering your navigation system in your car by voice recognition or telling your smart speaker at home which song to play,...

Learn from our Bird Rob: Screencasts How-To

Need help capturing the screen of your PC or mobile device when reporting a bug? Our tester, Rob, is here to save the day! Hi, I am Rob Sep. I’m 53...

Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

© Testbirds GmbH. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to the Testbirds Whistler!

Receive updates on our innovative testing services, webinars, brand-new Nest features!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

@ Contact