Press Release: Crowdsprint brings sharing economy to digital user testing
- Crowdsprint seeking testers of all calibres to join new technology platform
- Strong demand for crowdsourced testing services drives global expansion
MELBOURNE, 1 December 2016 – Crowdsprint Pty Ltd, a crowdsourced testing company, today announced a major revamp of the technology behind its crowd platform. The company also invited everyday non-technical users, as well as qualified software experts to join its new platform as testers. Crowdsprint, a Revolution IT company formerly known as Crowdtest, now provides mobile, web and cloud-based app testing services to organisations through a global network of crowd testers on its platform.
Crowdsprint director, Jamie Duffield said, “Everyone knows about Uber and Airbnb, but the sharing economy is disrupting major industries in every industry vertical. Software testing, like most industries, is dominated by a few large players. There is no question that the experience and expertise of these professional testing companies is incredibly valuable, but there are significant benefits of testing the front-end useability of apps and websites with non-technical every day folk. By testing digital projects on real devices and operating systems with real users, organisations can vastly improve defect-detection rates, reduce testing costs by 50 to 70 percent, and go to market quicker when launching new digital products and services.”
Duffield said, “According to Gartner research, by 2018 crowdsourcing will constitute 20% of all enterprise application developments sourcing initiatives. Gartner enquiries about using crowdsourcing have grown by around 40% in the past year. New innovative business models such as crowdsourcing will start to make up a larger share of end user services to enterprises over the next two to three years (*).”
Duffield adds, “As companies increasingly turn to applications and websites as channels to conduct business and interact with their customers, we are seeing commensurate growth in the demand for crowd testing services globally. Every time an app or website is updated it needs to be tested to ensure it still works as it should.”
The technology revamp of the crowdsprint platform totally redefines the user experience (UX) with improved data security and simplified functionality. As a career incubator, crowdsprint offers both professional testers and anyone else with a mobile, tablet or desktop, with the opportunity to learn new testing skills and earn money by finding bugs in organisations feature-rich applications, websites, multimedia projects, online portals and more.
“Following our success in the Australian market, the next step in crowdsprint’s evolution is to provide services that help organisations worldwide to better connect, engage and retain their own customers via digital channels,” said Duffield.
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Market Guide for Crowdsourced Application Testing Services, 10 October 2016, Susanne Matson.
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