At first glance, the costs of real-world testing may appear to outweigh the benefits, as variables such as location, language, device and others are suddenly introduced to the testing matrix. How are companies and small dev shops supposed to cover all of these angles?
For this reason, the easiest route to in-the-wild testing requires a crowdsourced testing model. Using this method, a select group of testers - that meet your exact QA requirements - can review your application and submit real-world bugs and feedback.
As a result, a community of testers can act as a perfect complement to in-house teams - enabling you to assemble a organization that blends the strengths of your full-time employees (brand, IP, reputation) with those of the community (flexibility, testing coverage across locations, language and platforms).
Having this diversity of staffing allows you to scale your resources up and down in a fluid manner, meeting tight deadlines during peak periods of development and testing, while controlling costs during slow periods.
Read what the experts have to say about In-The-Wild Testing and its increasing (and increasingly important) role in QA and Test Planning.
This isn’t a new or unproven concept. See how leading companies are testing in the wild – and check out the real-world results they’ve achieved.
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