You’ve spent countless hours and dollars developing the next big mobile application. Now all you need for that $1 Billion acquisition is people to download and use it.
Professional app testers can cost over a thousand dollars to find bugs, and test usability. Problem is, the success of your app isn’t just based on usability by people who test apps for a living. Your app needs to be usable by the “normals”.
Recently, we’ve been seeing Gigs for app testing. Developers are getting the same people using their app in real life to give them feedback before it turns into a low rating in the App store, catching bugs and testing usability in the process. Not only that, but they are choosing who tests it. So if the app is meant for moms, they can have only moms test the app.
Some have paid as little as $75 and are getting answers to questions like:
- Do my customers get it? Does a mother of three in Indianapolis get my app, and does she find it useful?
- Does my app work in different scenarios? Will my location-based app work in one location as well as another?
- Device Compatibility: How can I efficiently test across several types of devices?
How have other developers used Gigwalk?
TabbedOut is an application that lets consumers open a tab with your phone, view that tab in real-time and pay that tab. They had people go to one of their merchant partners to test the functionality of the app as well as confirm that their merchant’s reactions to the application.
How do I get started? - Post a Gig
Posting a gig is easy, and you can customize your tests to the functionality of your app. Visit gigwalk.com/c/postAGig
- Step 1: Enter the gig details, including a description of what people would do, when, where, and how many people you need.
- Step 2: Review applicants as they come in, choose your tester and start getting results!
Give it a try and let us know what kind of app you tested, and what you thought of the process!