10 Time-Tested Tactics for Mobile Beta Test Planning

Centercode

If your company is like most organizations, there’s a team running a mobile beta test to prevent either scenario. If it’s your responsibility to surface these nuances (as it could be if you’re reading this blog post), here are 10 tips you can use when planning your next mobile beta test.

Beta Testing Success in 5 Steps

Centercode

Centercode has been running beta tests for over 18 years. That’s why we can say this on good authority: beta testing isn’t easy. Like a suit, your beta testing strategy needs to be tailored to fit well. You can’t major in Beta Testing. Testing an app?

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Crowdsourced Testing vs. Beta Testing: What’s the Difference?

Centercode

Those aspects show the difference between crowdsourced testing and beta testing. The conditions surrounding these two test types are very similar. Crowdsourced testing, like beta testing, gives testers real products to use in the real world before release.

5 Essentials for App Beta Testing

Centercode

Even my elementary school-age kids are downloading and deleting apps every single day! This is what makes app Beta Testing so important. App Beta Testing follows a similar process to validating other products with real customers , but there are a few key differences.

Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualizations Will Never Be Enough

models, and test their hypotheses. Take the Next Step: Download the BI Evaluation. MONETIZING ANALYTICS FEATURES: Why Data Visualizations. Will Never Be Enough. Go beyond basic embedded dashboards to diferentiate your. application and maximize the value of embedded analytics.

In-Lab Testing 101: A User Researcher’s Guide

Userzoom

As part of our UX 101 education series , where we discuss the different types of studies and research methodologies you can use with the UserZoom platform, we’d like to introduce our readers to the exciting world of in-lab testing! What is in-lab testing?

Managing the A/B Test Lifecycle

The Product Coalition

A view on everything we do while A/B testing, Except running the A/B test. Over the past year, my team has simplified and optimized our A/B testing process. 2018) Managing the A/B test backlog Every week, we go through our A/B test backlog in a 30 mins meeting.

Delta Testing in Modern Product Delivery on Pragmatic Live Podcast

Centercode

Centercode CEO Luke Freiler recently sat down with VP of Marketing at Pragmatic Institute Rebecca Kalogeris to discuss the challenges of modern software development, and how continuous customer testing offers a solution to the quality gap in pre-release agile development.

How QA Testing is Moving Up in Today’s Agile Value Chain

Usersnap

In the past, the core goal of testing is to find bugs and fix them. But the dynamics of IT and testing landscape have changed now. Agile QA approach and user experience driven development (UXDD) have taken modern software development and testing by storm. New testing platforms.

How to Test a Folding Smartphone (and Other Emerging Tech)

Centercode

Here’s what our experiences with companies like Verizon, Charter, and Motorola can tell us about what goes into testing emerging tech. We’ll cover each one briefly in this blog post, but our downloadable CV crash course outlines the role each one plays in delivering relevant product insights.

What’s the difference between formative and summative usability testing?

Userzoom

When it comes to usability testing, many are unaware that there are two types of evaluations that can be conducted during the product design and development lifecycle. These are formative and summative usability tests. Formative usability testing tends to be more qualitative in nature.

How much should I pay UX test participants?

Userzoom

Once you’ve successfully overcome the initial challenges of test participant recruitment , including what recruitment method to use , and how many people to recruit for your research , it’s time to think about compensation. The post How much should I pay UX test participants?

Rebooting Product Usability Testing for Much Better Insights

bpma ProductHub

Usability Testing – Something Has Always Seemed Off… Something has never seemed quite right to us about how product usability testing is done. No matter what is being tested, from software to cereal to screwdrivers, there is always a herd of elephants – in the room.

Meet the Centercode Managed Testing Services Team

Centercode

This week, we decided to ask our Customer Validation Managed Testing Services Team to weigh in. Reminding yourself that they have a life outside of your test will allow you to be empathetic as you encourage them to re-engage. I was the first dedicated test manager at Centercode!

Your Ultimate Guide To Successful Usability Testing

UX Studio

Here we’ll give you some guidelines and best practices, whether you’re just beginning to include usability testing in your processes or are setting out to up your usability testing game. Usability tests check if people can use a product. What is usability testing? Usability testing forms a user experience research method, usually a qualitative one, as the core of UX research. What is the purpose of usability testing? Testing competitors’ solutions.

The Testing Mindset – How to Find Product/Market fit

Mind the Product

You have to invest skillfully to test these assumptions. The smarter your investment in testing, the better your chances of product success. Here’s what we’ve learned based on our experience of adopting a testing mindset and seeing your way through innovative product development. Instead, many small tests have to be carried out in order to find your way towards product/market fit. And the less money you need to test an assumption the more bets you can make.

3 Pre-Release User Tests That Prevent Failures in Voting Apps

Centercode

Didn’t they test it? All kinds of experts have weighed in, but the general consensus is that it simply wasn’t tested enough. This accelerated pace doesn’t leave much room for adequate testing. Alpha Testing. Beta and Delta Testing.

What the Amazon Beta Testing Ads Say About the CV Industry

Centercode

My two favorite moments during a mostly uneventful Super Bowl were 1) Tony Romo circling all of the “punts” and 2) watching the Amazon Beta Testing Program commercial. We now know that Mr. Ford had good reason to not be thrilled about the Beta Test.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort. Looking for more information on performance testing?

4 Battle-Tested Ways to Improve Corporate Learning

Good Product Manager

Here are four battle-tested tips to improve corporate learning so your talent is ready for the technology-driven future that seems to be coming their way: #1. The post 4 Battle-Tested Ways to Improve Corporate Learning appeared first on LSA Global.

How lean usability testing can improve the user experience

The Product Coalition

One way to achieve this is through lean usability testing. What is lean usability testing? Lean usability testing helps identify usability problems and create value for customers, using limited resources. Lean Usability Testing is a cost effective way to achieve this.

Increase Performance in Cross-Browser Testing with Zero Effort – Here’s How

Amir Rozenberg

Introduction Are you used to getting a certain amount of data from your testing practices? Did you know that today you can extract more data from your existing testing practice…with zero additional effort. Looking for more information on performance testing?

Engagement Workshop: How to Recruit Enthusiastic Testers

Centercode

Enthusiastic testers are game-changers when it comes to maintaining test participation throughout the course of your Customer Validation (CV) projects. Consider the hours that test managers devote to project planning, recruiting testers, writing out activities, and distributing surveys.

VR In UX Research: All You Need To Know About VR User Testing

UX Studio

VR in UX research can serve as an individual tool to explore user needs and test complex user experiences. We collected some best practices for those looking to learn more about or just getting started with VR user testing. By building virtual prototypes of an environment or service, one can test the context in which users interact with a product. Applications of VR user testing in retail. It is now possible to build store layouts in VR first to test and compare them.

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Quantifying Qualitative Research by Leisa Reichelt

Mind the Product

Usability Testing. We make decisions based on usability testing all the time. A popular method that has emerged is “Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing.” It allows you to get a lot of testing done without ever talking to a user directly, but it comes with a lot of pitfalls.

Everything You Need to Know About App Store Optimization

AB Tasty

But how do you actually get those precious downloads? A/B Testing Conversion OptimizationYou know that your app is awesome, and that people will love it. The answer is 'ASO'. This article was originally posted on AB Tasty as Everything You Need to Know About App Store Optimization.

Finding A New Tool to Develop A New Product

Mind the Product

We’ve also learned about how to get feedback on voice experiences when testing with children. Testing a Concept in the Field. To help us broaden our thinking, my colleague Kevin and I created a card deck to test the children’s reactions to a number of images.

Announcing the 2020 Virtual Customer Validation Conference

Centercode

This free, online event will focus on best practices and industry-vetted strategies for continuous product testing and ongoing customer engagement. Downloadable content (kits, ebooks, best practices, etc.). It’s back — and this time, it’s exclusively online!

6 Steps to Recruiting Participants for User Research

Centercode

Whether you’re gathering input for a usability test, a focus group, Customer Validation , or another form of user research, finding and recruiting quality participants makes a world of difference to the quality of your feedback. You can download the free kit in our resource library.

8 client collaboration tools for web development agencies

Usersnap

Long story short, let’s dive right in the list of top 8 client collaboration tools you should definitely test out! Despite the brand tweaks, Whereby is still a good old video meeting tool with an easy-to-use and intuitive interface with no need to download or login to the app.

Auditing Web Performance Continuously with Gimbal

Modus Create

With Gimbal, safeguarding performance targets becomes an integration test. If an image isn’t optimized or its file size is large, a user will have to wait for this image to download and process in the browser, resulting in decreased performance.

Top Tech Traits Consumers Are Shopping for This Cyber Monday

Centercode

To Ensure Quality: Test Interoperability in the Real World. And to guarantee the high-quality experience their customers expect, makers are adopting continuous customer testing practices to validate the performance of new releases in the real world. Download the Delta Testing 101 Ebook.

Optimal Product Process™ 3.0 Phase Four: Qualify

280 Group

Download the entire Optimal Product Process Ebook 3.0: Had they done testing with real users (in addition to their internal quality testing) they could have avoided serious embarrassment. Test marketing messages and positioning with the beta program participants.

The #1 Mistake to Avoid When You’re Writing Surveys

Centercode

Download the Feedback Playbook. Test Strategy collecting feedback customer validation feedback management ongoing feedback survey writing surveysHere you are, running another Customer Validation (CV) survey.

How to use Mixpanel to drive your website KPIs

Mixpanel

At Mixpanel, we use VWO as our testing and user research tool for everything from launching new content to optimizing our messaging and user experience on the website. or fluctuations in site conversions (content downloads, increased demo submits, contact us requests, and signups).