Testing software on real devices is the only way to guarantee functionality
Developers are significantly limited in terms of access to devices on which to test. Crowdsourced testing can enable developer to have their software tested across hundreds of unique real devices. UncoverBugs.com pull together hundreds of professional testers from all over the Philippines and deploys them to test client’s app on devices, browsers and operating systems they use everyday. And because testing is performed by testers working remotely, developers and their teams don’t need to spend long hours testing software themeselves. Which brings us to the next benefit.

It saves time and money.
The crowdsourcing model can complete testing within short timeframes. In part, this is down to the fact that hundreds of testers can be deployed to test a piece of software simultaneously. Another factor is that it also results from the nationwide nature of crowdsourced testing community, which are not subject to the time constraints of client’s office hours. Because testers can do the job even in the evening and or on weekends, meaning a fast turnaround for project is possible.

Effectiveness of results.
Because crowdsourced testers are paid for the bugs they find, rather than for time spent testing, a strong impetus is created to find critical bugs that could severely distrupt user experience . Consequently, the results tend to be much better than when time-pressured developers perform their own testing on limited resources.

Get feedback on your design and feature set.
Typically, end-user facing features – areas that require combinatorial testing, such as localization, compatibility, performance, usability and accessibility – are areas where you get the maximum return on investment from the crowd.

The following are a couple of cases when the crowd is a very good resource to leverage:

  • Testing end-user facing features where the crowdsourced team represents the end-user mindset and behaviors
  • Performance, localization and compatibility testing that need to cover several end-user environments.