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The Road to 100,000 Testers

Retail has faced unprecedented challenges this past year (and counting).

Over the years, Testbirds has been growing at an astounding pace thanks to a team of highly dedicated individuals, a community that has been nothing but a pleasure to work with and astounding opportunities with some of the best clients in the world. Testbirds' growth can be measured in a number of ways, but today we look at our tester numbers and can gladly say that we have reached a major milestone: 100,000 testers!

A brief history of Testbirds

To mark this momentous occasion, we thought to take a trip down memory lane and see how Testbirds has fared over the last three years. To begin with, our amount of employees has doubled from 30 enthusiastic birds in a thriving Munich nest, to over 60 equally enthusiastic employees all around Europe!

With our plans for foreign expansion having been extremely successful, we have been able to migrate and build new nests in lucrative locations such as London, Stockholm and Amsterdam. In addition, we now have a thriving franchise in Hungary as well as sales partners in key locations around the globe. However, the backbone of Testbirds is and always has been our invaluable and truly superb testers. Now, after three challenging but unforgettable years, we can happily say that Testbirds has reached an impressive 100,000 testers. The whole idea behind crowdtesting requires, well, testers who make up a crowd. Having started from scratch, we managed by the end of 2012 to acquire 2,000 testers to our platform. By mid-2014 we had already reached nearly 20,000 testers and from there on we built our way up to where we are today - an astounding 100,000 testers. Still, having grown from humble beginnings, we used to track (and become excited about) the new daily testers acquired back in 2012 in an equally modest manner:

Our Crowdmanagement team

Today, we’re perhaps even more excited when it comes to our tester numbers as our team in crowd management works day and night to acquire new testers, and their efforts undoubtedly show with us receiving on average 150 signups a day! In addition, Testbirds always works to keep our tester information relevant, therefore we continually clear inactive accounts from our platform as appropriate. Apart from acquiring new testers though, we have been working hard to build a safe, lucrative and comfortable working environment for all our testers as well as clients by creating a crowdsourcing Code of Conduct. Currently, this self-imposed set of guidelines has been signed by clickworker and Streetspotr as well as approved by the Crowdsourcing Association. As time and regulations begin to shape the crowdsourcing industry we hope to update the code and encourage more and more companies to join the initiative.

Different Tester Countries

Testbirds now has testers in 151 different countries, which means that a staggering 77% of the world is represented on our platform. One of the many aspects that shows the immense strength of crowdtesting, is its device diversity. Today, we have over 250,000 different devices represented on our platform! That’s right, on average there are 2.5 devices per person with the iPhone 4S being the most popular device among our crowd.

Finally, we at Testbirds have had an amazing, unforgettable three years with all our testers and the great working environment we have together been able to forge has surpassed all of our expectations. In the future we hope to not only keep growing at the remarkable rate we have been thus far, but also to ensure that our future working environment is one that we never lose touch with all the remarkable people who frequent our nest. Thank you from all of us at Testbirds and here’s to an amazing future!

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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