The Nest Landing Page Tests – Development Insights

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.

(From here forth the Development team shall be referred to as the Dev team)

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 Nest landing page, it was ready to be launched. The Dev team wanted to make sure that nothing was missed internally, and the best way to see if something works is to put it in the hands of the end user. Which we did.

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The Nest Landing Page Tests – Tester Edition

At Testbirds, we connect businesses with their end users to help companies fine tune their products, find out what users really want, and deliver the highest quality and most user-friendly end product, whether it’s on a desktop or a smart home device.

And we practice what we preach, so we undertook two usability tests on our very own “Nest” landing page! To ensure our own platform’s user interface is doing what we intend it to do; provide the smoothest and easiest experience for users.

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The Power of the Crowd in Emergency Services Technology

In an emergency, every second matters. That’s why some Emergency Services Apps draw on citizens for help with providing real-time updates and support in emergencies through their smartphones. Last month, Testbirds invited some of our Crowdtesters to perform a pro-bono BugAbility test for CrowdGuard– an emergency service in Germany that alerts locals and the police when someone nearby needs help.

Marc, Tina and Marta, share their experiences of testing Crowd Guard’s emergency alarm system app as our Guest Bloggers this month.

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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

Introducing Community Points: Showing Some Love to Our Testers

As a tester, you may have noticed some changes on your Dashboard this week. The biggest addition is a new point-system in our Nest: Community Points. Along with Experience Points, Community Points are a way to reward our testers. The difference is that Community Points (CPs) are used as a reward for a variety of non-testing related tasks. Experience Points (EPs) reflect experience as a tester and the amount of points received depends only on the quality of the work submitted in tests. We thought test-related experience points weren’t enough to reward our testers for everything they do, so we created CPs. Testers can earn CPs by contributing positively to the Testbirds community, and there are many ways to earn CPs! Continue reading