The Beta Tester Blog

Practical advice for becoming a top-notch beta tester.

Understanding the Luck of the Draw

With St. Patrick's Day fast approaching, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on how luck plays into tester selection. With over 170,000...

3 Benefits of Becoming a Tester

Once you learn what beta testing is, a great next question to ask is why becoming a tester would benefit you. Besides the invaluable life skills...

Why Do Companies Run Beta Tests?

Why do companies run beta tests? Is it to create a proof of concept for a product, make sure they're release ready, or to generate buzz? As a beta...

What Happens After You Click Submit?

Applying to a private Betabound Exclusive is arguably the biggest 'rush' on Betabound. Typically, you've received an email encouraging you to apply...

How Can I Tell If I’d Be a Good Beta Tester?

If you've landed on this blog post, then congrats! You've just taken the first step toward becoming a beta tester. The biggest misconception about...

How to Best Participate in Our Public Betabound Exclusives

We recently launched our first public Betabound Exclusive featuring the iOS app, Prattle. With close to 2,000 testers participating in this beta...

Meet Our Team: Chris Rader

Chris Rader is a Centercode superhero who, to our community, largely operates in the shadows. He doesn't interact with our beta testers directly,...

Why Haven’t I Been Selected for a Beta Test Yet?

Applying to our private Betabound Exclusives and getting selected can be pretty competitive. We understand how frustrating the waiting game can be,...

Announcing Public Betabound Exclusives

As we reflect on 2016, we're excited to start the New Year with the launch of a new program: public Betabound Exclusives! Our private Betabound...

Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

2016 was an awesome year for the Betabound community. Our community grew by 25% and we launched new initiatives like Refer a Friend, Women Behind...

What Tech Products Are Betabounders Excited About This Holiday Season?

We recently surveyed our community of beta testers and asked them about the products they’re considering purchasing or returning, as well as what...

How to Become a Video Game Beta Tester

So you want to beta test video games, huh? You're in the right place! Every day, beta testers from our community reach out to us for tips on how they...