Card Sorting – What, How and Why?

Nearly every user can relate to websites that force you to desperately search for content hidden in a sub-category somewhere or where information is stumbled on by pure coincidence rather than due to an intuitive structure. This is a big problem as a site’s information architecture with a clear and simple navigation is one of the main necessities for good usability and, as a result, the success of a digital product. Of course, there are many ways to structure content, however all too often issues arise because information on websites or within apps is organised according to stakeholder perceptions and not to users’ expectations. This is where card sorting comes into play.
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Meet our End-to-End Testers: Dominik and Doris

In this edition of the “Meet our Testers” blog posts, we will introduce two testers who recently participated in an end-to-end test for a railway company. End-to-end tests are only a small part of our extended service portfolio that we launched earlier this year. This test type covers the interaction of an online service with its’ functionality in the real world. In simple terms: if you order your favorite pizza online, an end-to-end test will ensure that it gets delivered. Continue reading

Localisation Testing – Our international crowd and the role they play in the world of testing

Testbirds’ crowd is distributed all over the globe – from Andorra to Zimbabwe, even in places like Timor Leste or Mayotte. More than 100,000 testers, located in a total of 175 countries, are currently registered on our Nest. Our platform is easy to access for everyone, all you need is a computer, smartphone or tablet as well as a working internet connection and the curiosity to test all kinds of software applications. Continue reading

Testbirds does CES Las Vegas!

For over forty years in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been hosting businesses that thrive in the consumer electronics industry. The popularity of the show has substantially grown and has now, with over 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees, turned into the leading global stage for new innovations and technologies that are introduced to an ever expanding marketplace. The event features a variety of industries that are shaping the current landscape of technology, such as Automotive, Computer Hardware/Software, Fitness and Health, among many, many more.

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Why Santa needs to Crowdtest his Christmas List

The month of December has just begun. Commercials would portray this month using images of families sitting around a fire place in cozy sweaters sharing tea and cookies, or pictures of entire towns showing off glittery, flashy and trashy Christmas decorations. To keep the festive and contemplative spirit, an important part of December is often left out. What nobody shows you is the annual struggle most people go through right now: Christmas shopping. How does crowdtesting fit into this topic? Let’s take a look.

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Testing in the cloud versus real-life testing – two sides of the same coin

When it comes to software testing, innovation is key. It’s hard to keep up with all kinds of trends popping up like mushrooms, and to keep an overview of the unique vocabulary. It has now been nearly two months since I started working at Testbirds without prior knowledge about IT or development, so this article can also be seen as a recap of what I have learned so far.
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Meet our 100,000th Tester: João

What is it like to start as a new bird in our nest?
Testbirds recently crossed the 100,000 testers milestone and we invite everybody to celebrate with us! Our latest tester Joao, for example, has already joined the festivities. Learn all about the young Creative Media student’s affection towards rainy days, what the obstacles you might encounter at airports are and why testing with Testbirds is an exciting opportunity!
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