Checking Your Inbox: Betabound & Partner Announcements

The best part about being a member of Betabound is getting emails about exclusive beta opportunities. These are tests you won’t find anywhere else. Many of them are run by our team on behalf of companies of all shapes and sizes, but not all of the beta tests we email you about are ours. Here’s a breakdown of the two kinds of beta tests we’ll send you and what you can expect from each if you apply.

Betabound Exclusives

Most of the emails you receive from us are about Betabound Exclusives. Private Betabound Exclusives are being run by the Centercode team, and public Betabound Exclusives are being run by product developers directly. These tests can be for all kinds of products, and often you won’t know what company you’re testing for until you’re actually in the test (and sometimes not even then!).

How They Work

If you’re interested in joining one of these tests, click the link in the email and you’ll be taken to a Betabound landing page. You can then use your Betabound login info to log in and apply for or join a test immediately. All Betabound tests are hosted within our platform, so they have a similar structure allowing you to submit bugs, feature requests, journals, and surveys.

Partner Betas

Betabound Exclusives aren’t the only tests we’ll email you about, though. We also email our community about tests that are run by companies that use the Centercode platform. While the look and feel of these beta tests are similar to Betabound tests, they aren’t run by the Centercode team you know and love, and they aren’t run through Betabound. Each company has their own beta community where they run their tests. Each of these communities will be a little different in terms of what they ask and expect of their beta testers, but all of these companies are committed to beta testing and run beta tests year round.

How They Work

If you’re interested in joining these tests then you’ll click on the link in the email and be taken to a landing page in the company’s community. You won’t be able to use your Betabound login info to access this community. You’ll need to create a new account in the company’s community to apply for the test. These tests will also be run by employees of the companies themselves, so the testing experience might be a bit different than what you see in Betabound tests. You may be asked to do different activities with the product or submit different kinds of feedback, but don’t let that deter you! These are excellent opportunities to become a beta tester for some of the biggest names in the tech industry. Once you join their community you’ll also start hearing about their other beta tests (the ones they don’t ask us to announce to the Betabound community), so you’ll have even more opportunities to join exciting beta tests.

Please note that we don’t have access to our partner’s beta communities, which means our team can’t help you if you run into trouble during these tests. That said, it’s really easy to contact the beta manager in charge of your project by logging into the project you’re having trouble with and clicking the  “Contact Us” button on the left side of the homepage.

What if you do decide that partner betas aren’t for you? No worries! Head into Betabound and click on the “Testing Interests” profile on the left hand menu.

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From there, scroll down to the bottom of the form to the “Recruitment Settings” section. This is where you can let us know if you’d like to receive these partner announcements.

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Our goal is to provide you with a wide variety of amazing beta testing opportunities. By signing up for partner betas, you’re getting the chance to join the beta communities of dozens of big names in the tech world and test even more products!

If you have questions about partner betas, please ask them in the comments below or send a quick email to hello@betabound.com.

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