1. jamest's Avatar
    I have developed an iPhone App and I wanted to test it before its release. The App testing at Testing4Success.com looks good, so just wondering if anyone else has tried it, or if they have an iPhone App testing company they could recommend.

    My App is quite complex, and so I do not want to risk testing it myself.
    08-12-2010 11:37 AM
  2. msencenb's Avatar
    I'm assuming you have tested it yourself though? Not doing any testing yourself at all is simply not smart.

    I would recommend just giving it to friends/family and let them play with it. You will discover usability issues as well as bugs
    08-20-2010 04:48 AM
  3. neutrinos's Avatar
    Definitely, you should do some testing on your own. It is probably worth testing on multiple versions of hardware / iOS to ensure it works across them all.
    08-23-2010 10:00 PM
  4. Tranphor's Avatar
    To find out the most bugs, test by your self first.
    09-06-2010 01:05 AM
  5. cmsell's Avatar
    Obviously testing it yourself is required, but the problem is that with various devices now (several iPhones, several iTouces, and one iPad), its very difficult for the average joe to test on all devices.
    09-09-2010 04:25 PM
  6. superaj#IM's Avatar
    I'm sure you have friends that have iphones, why not have them install your app and tell them to test specific parts of it if it's complex?
    10-10-2010 02:52 PM
  7. MacPeterson123's Avatar
    I would suggest testing the apps by yourself.
    Submitting your apps to a third-party seems not secure.
    10-26-2010 02:03 AM
  8. AvisNocturna's Avatar
    I suggest that you look for friends with iphone, touches or ipads. Most indie developers are testing their apps like this (I did too). But the first step in my opinion is that you test your app yourself as thoroughly as possible and make a code freeze before you start testing. Only fix bugs after the code freeze, do not add features or optimizations. Otherwise, you can start over testing since any larger modification can break other things.
    11-17-2010 01:55 PM
  9. iSpindle's Avatar
    Test it yourself until can't find any bugs, then pass it to family and friends that you can trust. Let them play with it and see if they come across any bugs or issues. I wouldn't trust any third-party to test an app. Best of luck!
    12-28-2010 01:50 PM
  10. dpscott's Avatar
    I think he means he can't do all the testing himself...

    However, testing4success I've heard good things about. Friend of mine used them but I would say from experience that you should test with friends and family then do a release... wait for feedback then maybe after an update you should use a 3rd party. You don't wanna pay for a service only to find your code is good!
    01-11-2011 07:23 AM
  11. david_seeds's Avatar
    friends and family are not a good idea. Often they don't take really care to the app testing
    01-11-2011 09:09 AM
  12. WordHooker's Avatar
    friends and family are good to test features, but not look for bugs. They will help you discover that some things which are obvious to you may not be to others, and this can help you improve the usability of your app.
    01-11-2011 07:01 PM
  13. HuaxuCC's Avatar
    I suggest find friends and families with different devices and let them test it via ad hoc. I think they can provide opinions more directly to you, and since they are the real user, their opinion might even more useful.
    01-18-2011 10:01 PM
  14. TinyTechnician's Avatar
    Test it as much as you can and give it to friends and family members.

    I'm not sure how 3rd party test services work really (if you can outline specific test cases you want looked at etc) but I say if all checks out with you and your friend's testing...then submit. If Apple comes back with an issue during their testing then consider using a 3rd party service if you feel unsure about the App then.

    You know what they say..."If at first you don't succeed, call it v1.0"
    01-25-2011 05:05 PM
  15. AppsCyclone's Avatar
    If you have budget, 3rd party is a good solution. They have process and techniques to ensure the quality of your application when it's released and have responsible on any escaped bug. You'll surely learn a lot from them also.
    Not go with Testing4Success.com yet but it looks good.
    01-26-2011 05:02 AM
  16. monitoronly's Avatar
    I have experienced important differences with older iPhones, generating unexpected development challenges. Do recommend to test it carefully since not everyone has the latest iPhone 4
    02-10-2011 11:39 AM
  17. hitcode's Avatar
    also interesting
    02-10-2011 01:59 PM
  18. Luis Carli's Avatar
    Send some ad-hoc invitations for beta testing.
    02-14-2011 03:10 PM
  19. LifewareSolutions's Avatar
    friends and family are good to test features, but not look for bugs. They will help you discover that some things which are obvious to you may not be to others, and this can help you improve the usability of your app.
    This is true especially if you don't have a budget for testing - you might discover a lot from listening to your testers. Especially on what to improve to make it better, and prevent bad reviews on iTunes.
    03-09-2011 11:41 PM
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