2018: A Big Year For test IO
2018 was a year of unprecedented growth for test IO.
We launched an entirely new product, Bug Fix Confirmation, a novel new addition to test IO’s arsenal of testing tools as well as to the world of QA. We also added numerous features and updates to our existing product, including a streamlined Navigation as well as Slack Integration.
Our team had the chance to experience two incredible off-sites, visiting Budapest and Lake Tahoe, while our holiday parties were unforgettable; well, almost. Our US office increased in size by 300%, necessitating we move to a larger space; while, our Berlin office became more cosmopolitan, with its members now representing Germany, China, Turkey, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine, Russia, and the UK.
Without further ado, here is a quick run through of some our most exciting accomplishments of 2018.
Bug Fix Confirmation uses professional software testers — the ones who find the bugs on your websites and mobile apps— to verify bug fixes on real devices without distracting your development team.
Bug-fix verification can happen at any time, so thereʼs no need to wait for a new test cycle; in fact, you’ll receive confirmation in an average of 60 minutes.
This means your software engineers will receive real-world feedback in time to make your release.
With our streamlined navigation, you can focus on one product at a time. You’re now able to view and compare all product features from a clean dropdown menu, simplifying your user flow.
Now there’s one place to manage all of your integrations and see new integrations as they become available.
Access to all of your product integrations in one location minimizes time spent navigating between product connection settings. This change gives credence to test IO’s belief that crowdtests should be simple, scalable, and flexible.
By popular demand, a new quick-search function delivers results in-place and makes it easy to find just the bug you’re looking for.
You can now integrate the test IO platform with Slack, so you will be notified within Slack when a test ends. The notification contains a summary of bugs found and their severities as well as a direct link to the test cycle within the test IO platform.
You can now manage product features from the main product navigation. This simplifies the way you organize functional areas of your applications and communicate expected behavior to our testers.
You can access a Global Known Bug List containing all known bugs for a given product via the main navigation. Nobody likes duplicates, so the new list ensures you only receive bugs not already known internally to you and your team.
Is there a particular tester who delivers great reports? With Favorite Testers, you can encourage your most successful testers to join all of your tests, provided they have a matching device.
and all that we have left to accomplish in the new year!