How to become a beta tester of Babcock, Ltd. apps
When Babcock, Ltd wants to send you pre-release software to test, the software must include a certificate that allows it to run on your particular device. This is how Apple assures that only approved software can run on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Your device is identified by a long string of numbers and letters called a Universal Device Identifier (UDID).
This is an example of a device identifier: 7c8f223423cb1be7995591d2a21232a80c331313
Send your UDID to Babcock, Ltd.
Detailed instructions how to send your UDID to Babcock, Ltd. can be found HERE.
Install the app on your device
Babcock, Ltd. will send you a zip archive of the files you need to install our app once we have your UDID registered with Apple. Detailed instruction how to install our app can be found HERE.
Record and report your experiences
Beta testing is of little value if it doesn’t help improve the app before it goes live in the iTunes store. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Record your first impressions. How did you feel using the app for the first time? What was great and what was not so great?
- Test each item in the Toolbar. You know, the bar at the bottom of the app.
- Test different methods of navigating (e.g., swiping, tapping buttons, double tap, single tap)
- What do you think of the appearance of each screen?
- Report your findings to Babcock, Ltd.
Did I mention reporting your findings? We’re not likely to use the app exactly the same way you do. We won’t be navigating the same way you do. Well, you get the point. Every little bit of feedback is valuable. After all, we want this app to be the best!