The Beta Tester Blog

Practical advice for becoming a top-notch beta tester.

Which Betabounders are Investing in Home Automation, and Why?

It's no secret the next boom in tech will likely come from the rise of the Internet of Things. As companies continue to make strides toward raising...

Meet Our Rockstar Community Manager

If you're a veteran Betabound tester, odds are you recognize the name Brad Day. As Betabound's Community Manager, Brad has handled recruiting for...

The Future of Fitness Wearables is a Wide Open Road

The Model-T was the world's first affordable automobile and widely believed to be the most influential car of the 20th century. Built by Henry Ford...

Do Fitness Trackers Struggle With Abandonment?

There is nothing more sinister to the success of a new tech product than the dreaded "abandonment rate". Whenever a cutting edge tech product...

New Community Survey on Home Automation

Betabound is launching a new community survey on home automation products! We'd like to learn about your interests in home automation products, and...

Adding and Managing Your Test Platforms

You just got a new smartphone and you're pretty excited about it! So, naturally, the first thing you did was spend all day finding excuses to use its...

Betabounders Get Fit with Wearables

Recently, we announced a new survey asking about how you use fitness wearables. Within a few days, two thousand members of our community from all...

Are You “Likely to Recommend”?

If you've been in a beta test before, there's a good chance you've come across this question: "How likely is it that you would recommend [product...

New Community Survey on Wearable Fitness Trackers

UPDATE: Thanks to your enthusiasm we have reached the number of respondents we need for this survey. Please stay tuned — we'll be posting the...

Are You an “Ideal” Beta Tester?

So you want to be a Betabound tester, but you don't feel like you're the beta testing "type". Fear not, normal non-geek human person — not...

4 Qualities of a Good Beta Tester

When you're a new tester, it can be hard to know what to do in order to be considered a 'good tester'. Out of all the possible skills and attributes...

How To Get Help During a Beta Test

We've all been there. You just joined a beta test and you're a day or two into testing the new product. You realize you have a few questions and need...