February 6, 2012 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Lake Dallas, Texas - Mac evangelist GeekSuit LLC today is pleased to announce an update to MacDeveloper, their networking and beta testing resource for Apple enthusiasts. MacDeveloper helps companies and individual software developers alike improve the quality of their products by providing a platform to have their applications properly tested from a well informed, and energetic Beta Pool.
MacDeveloper is a free, opt-in service for everyone who loves what the Mac community offers. It is squarely aimed at providing Apple users around the globe a place to connect, build a strong sense of community and an excellent compliment to bundled software avenues. Register to try out the latest software releases and receive coupons for Free software, or purchase software at huge discounts.
MacDeveloper for Testers:
* Register and Test software absolutely free
* Testers may choose only the Software Categories that interest them
* Earn Points for Testing your favorite Software
* Use points to get FREE software (at no cost)
* Use points to purchase software for huge discounts
* Earn valuable Star Ratings for being a Quality Tester
"This is totally amazing. I got so much free software for clicking here and there to submit problem reports. Congrats for the great service! You've made it easy to get free software and to test a brainchild app out. Rating: *****"
MacDeveloper for Developers:
* Subscription Based: Projects last only as long as necessary
* Create Project Channels for only $12.50 (USD) per month
* Projects may be renewed at any time
* Upload as many binaries to a Project Channel(s) as necessary
* Search the Beta Pool for Quality Testers
* Find Beta Testers who genuinely have a desire to test
* Developers use Coupons (Promo Codes) for Testers to purchase their Applications for free or at a discount
* Excellent platform for Customer Building
"After some procrastination I decided to give the MacDeveloper service a try for my upcoming release. I must say that I was quite impressed and my expectations were not only met but exceeded. The group of beta testers that are a part of MacDeveloper are very knowledgeable and skilled at beta testing. They are also diverse so when it comes to having an app tested on different OS versions, configurations, languages, etc. it's all covered. The beta testers are also polite and a pleasure to work with, as is the MacDeveloper staff. And the process and interface for using MacDeveloper couldn't be easier. I think that I can confidently say that using MacDeveloper will make anyone's app better and I would recommend this service to anyone. It has made a believer out of me! So once again thank you to Ray and his staff for this excellent service." - Reggie Ashworth
What is New:
The new update continues to improve MacDeveloper's usefulness as well as enhances the testing experience for both developers, as well as testers. MacDeveloper is now a subscription based service. Project Channels may be created, published and are billed month to month. The Developer is billed for only as long as the Project Channel is open for testing.
Project Channels may be renewed at any time. This is a very welcomed addition as it imports all existing tickets, comments, and subscribed testers to create a new Project. In order for Developers to monitor beta cycles from project-to-project, they may now change the status of tickets on closed Project Channels.
"Within an hour of posting my application on this site, I had more users and more feedback than I got in weeks pushing my application on my friends. I am blown away by the amount of feedback pouring in and will definitely be using MacDeveloper.net for any future projects!" - Daniel Grace
Broadcaster has been rebranded as "DevForum". In order to make it easier for Testers to follow Forum threads, they may now include inline attachments to messages (images, text files and movies). Alerts are now "collapsed" by default, and can easily be clicked to read contents.
Developers may rate Testers upon closing Project Channels 'inline', as well as choose those testers who earned a reward, as well as those who subscribed but do not have enough points for a reward. This allows the Developer to choose a tester who may had offered a suggestion that was implemented into their application, but had not earned enough points for a reward. All downloads include a convenient download counter. This is useful for keeping track of those who downloaded their application, but may not have posted a ticket.
"What a totally brilliant service. MacDeveloper is the most useful thing I've seen come out for developers in a long time. Prior to release we can now test out new versions of our product on a variety of different systems, and get really constructive feedback from sophisticated users. It's the perfect testing ground for developers using the agile software development techniques." - Zac Cohan
MacDeveloper's sole mission is to connect willing and responsible beta testers to software developers. As an enhancement to software distribution, MacDeveloper believes that every business should have access to the state-of-the-art tools necessary to manage every aspect of their organization's testing activities. No longer do developers have to spend time recruiting testers. MacDeveloper does all of this for them. Now, they can spend more time coding great software and taking care of their customers.
Pricing and Availability:
MacDeveloper is immediately available, registration is free, and already has a growing member base. Developers may create their first Project Channel for only $12.50 (USD). The Developer is billed month to month for only as long as the Project Channel runs. Subsequent Projects may be renewed at any time. Developers may upload as many binary builds as they wish or until the beta cycle is complete and the project is closed.
Headquartered in Lake Dallas, Texas, GeekSuit LLC is a leading evangelist for the Mac platform since 1999. MacDeveloper helps companies and individual software developers alike improve the quality of their products by providing a platform to have their applications properly tested from a well informed, and energetic Beta Pool. Copyright 1999-2012 GeekSuit LLC All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.