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The Nest Landing Page Tests – Development Insights

Apr 28, 2017 | Crowdtesting, Testing Platform Nest

In our final instalment of The Nest Landing Page Tests series< we come full circle and look at the changes the Testbirds Development team implemented using the insights our testers shared.

Software testing

Clients want their app, website or product tested for a multitude of reasons, from gaining an outside perspective of their app’s colour scheme to evaluation of their website’s transaction processes. After a redesign of the

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The old Testbirds landing page

Some of the changes from the old landing page that were made were:

• The existing information was restructured,
• More content was added to the client section
• Both views, client and tester, can get the information they are looking for
• Removed the fields to confirm both the email and password
• The email confirmation stage was moved to another page to ensure that testers could double check their email address right after registering and to make sure they receive the email to activate their account.

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The new Testbirds landing page

Functionality test

Testers, in total, identified 100 bugs and prior to launch all the critical bugs were resolved. However, as the test was conducted in our staging environment (a testable pre-version of our actual platform page that isn’t live) certain bugs were a result of problems of the staging environment rather than our actual platform page. So, we crossed a few off the list. Also, as hard as the Dev team tried, some of the bugs couldn’t be reproduced.

UX feedback

Despite the bugs, testers found the landing page informative and professional and mostly importantly, safe. It’s paramount that users feel their information is well protected. The landing page was put through its paces, and testers made sure no stone was left unturned, for example, one tester input non-existing dates into the date of birth field, which would have been accepted in the previous versions.

Some of the more detailed changes were

• The date of birth selection was made easier to select – testers pointed out that the previous function was not very intuitive.
• Social media icons were implemented
• The function to select language was made more obvious
• Added the marketing dudette next to the client registration form to highlight the difference between the tester and client forms.

The Nest landing page is constantly evolving and we are continually looking for new ways to make your time in the Nest smoother and more intuitive, so you’ll have to keep visiting the Nest to see all the exciting developments.

That’s it folks! Keep checking the Testbirds blog for more software and testing content and discussions.

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Once upon a time, Maximilian wanted to become the prime minister or a formula 1 driver. Today, he makes us visible on the web. Apart from that you can find him cycling, watching movies or playing snooker.

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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.

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