[Q] Running a beta group
Hey guys, this is quite a wide question so I'm looking for a lot of opinions and strategies here.
An app I made is really starting to take off, and a couple of users have started offering to beta test for me. In the past I've just developed by myself and got some input from friends and family, but I'm thinking now that a more formalized beta process will benefit me, if only to get the feel of it for future projects.
So I've come to ask you guys about your experiences with running these kind of things. How useful are they? What tools were you using to organize reports and information? How did you go about selecting participants? How often should I be pushing new beta updates to the users?
Also useful would be opinions from people who were testers in a groupl. What made you want to test for that app? Was there anything the developers did that annoyed you?
Like I said, this is quite a wide topic, and I'm not even really sure what exactly I'm looking for here, so just posting whatever experience you have with these things would help me a lot