The Beta Tester Blog

Practical advice for becoming a top-notch beta tester.

Alpha vs. Beta Testing

In the many years we've been running beta tests, we've seen a number of aspects of product testing that can be confusing for those on the outside...

Our 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

It's been a gigantic year for us at Betabound. Not only did we give our tester community a complete facelift and rebranding, but our community has...

Meet Our Team: Doug Sorensen

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What to Consider if Testing During the Holiday Season

It's that time of year again. The time when you turn up your thermostat, drive countless circles in the mall parking lot, finalize your travel...

Meet Our Team: Mike Fine

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Denon’s HEOS Beta Testing Success Story

WARNING: Some of you may have been involved in the HEOS Wireless Home Audio System beta test. We must insist that you keep your identity and...

Interview with a Betabound All-Star: Alan McDougall

As our Betabound community grows (we currently have almost 100,000 members!), so does the diversity of our members. With each beta test we run, it's...

7 Types of Feedback You’ll Need to Submit

So, you've been selected for a private Betabound Exclusive and you're about to start testing. Congratulations! You're excited and eager to begin, but...

Interview with a Betabound All-Star: Butch Anton

The definition of community is, "a social group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceives itself as distinct from the larger society...

The 7 Major Beta Tester Responsibilities

Beta testing is a lot of fun. Trying out cool, new, unreleased products and giving your opinions directly to the people developing it, all in an...

Interview with a Betabound All-Star: Akhan Almagambetov

The Betabound tester community is filled with people from all walks of life. After all, we never know what product we're going to be testing next and...

When to Contact Your Beta Manager

There's a lot of communication that happens during a beta test. You're getting directions from Beta Managers, giving feedback on the product, and...