Android OS is the most used operating system in smartphones, gadgets & devices. Also, most brands UI are based on Android. Therefore, Android app usage is increased widely also, app developers increased. In order to check the app feature, bugs beta testing feature has been introduced. This article will explain the Android beta app testing & What it meant?
Android App Beta testing
In software development, beta testing is the second phase of software testing. It means for testing purpose developers will give a testing version to users through a beta program.
Also, the total number of users is planned initially for the beta program. For instance, if 50 users allowed means first 50 users can join the beta program & the rest of the people need to wait.
They share the experience of the new beta project to the community created by the developers. The beta application installed by users is just normal users who are interested in respective works.
Developers never need to pay any amount to beta users for sharing the feedback. Also, the beta application is open to all and no amount need to pay to install beta versions.
Here are the most famous companies which are working based on the beta program,
- Google Products
- & More Android apps
Not only these companies, but more companies also release their final updated version to limited users through the beta program. To find out how the updated version works & confirming whether any bugs.
After that, upon feedback from the beta tester, app developers officially release stable app version to all users via Google Play Store.
How to Join
You can see the beta program option in every application if they conducted a beta program. Once you joined the application, the app notified with the name ‘Beta’.
- Open the Google Play Store.
- Goto my apps & games,
- Select any application & scroll down to the footer, to check if Beta program is available or not.
- If it available tap I’m in > Join
- Now confirm the joining process by clicking on ‘Join’.
- That’s it, if update ask, go for update.
- Sometimes if, application beta program full means, you have to wait.
How to Leave
In the Play store app, open the beta app and scroll down to the page end. Now you’ll find the option ‘Leave’ in the beta tester menu. Just left by tapping ‘leave from the beta application’.
On installing the beta version, the user can experience the app features earlier than normal users. The beta app may be filled with bugs & feature disable on updating. But, the user has to accept these conditions before joining the beta application. If you want to go back to the bug-free version, just follow the above steps for a stable app. That’s it.
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