How do you find beta testers?

jonathandlynch at jonathandlynch at
Wed Apr 12 16:18:35 EDT 2017

Thanks Jacqueline - sadly my budget is based on my excess cash flow, and I have 2 kids in private school, so that number is somewhere around negative zero.

However, I know quite a few programmers and design people. Maybe I could exchange favors.

I guess I will do a lot of asking around for the general public opinion.

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> On Apr 12, 2017, at 4:09 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> On 4/12/17 1:06 PM, Jonathan Lynch via use-livecode wrote:
>> I have been getting feedback from friends and family on my app, but I
>> want to find a wider circle of testers. I plan to seek testers on the
>> use-list as well, but for now I am trying to find a couple dozen
>> nonprogrammers so I can judge how the average public reacts to the
>> app.
>> How do those of you who program for the general public do this?
> Since I do mostly client work, I hire someone. I use a professional QA tester who's very good (let me know privately if you want more info.) For non-commercial projects I do what you're planning to do -- ask around.
> If you can afford it, I really recommend a professional QA person. They know how to test, and they put the app through rigorous trials that cover all situations including edge cases most people won't think of. They can set up a bug database for you and they follow established methodology for ensuring the software is as good as it can be. It really is a skill that the general public is not prepared to do.
> You do need a budget though.
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