1. What is Crowdsourced Testing?

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    Ashley Dotterweich, August 17 in qa testing

    Crowdsourced testing is an emergent method of QA testing which leverages a dispersed, temporary workforce to test software applications quickly and effectively. While conventional methods of software testing are conducted within the organization, or via an outsourcing contractor or QA consultant, crowdsourced software tests are executed by multiple individual testers in different locations.

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  2. Effectively leveraging QA talent can be tricky, but it's key to developing mobile apps that thrive in a crowded market. As products and features become more complex and teams max out their in-house resources, scaling mobile QA processes that keep pace with development is a major challenge.

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  3. We are happy to announce the General Availability of new iOS devices to every Rainforest Mobile customer.

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  4. The landscape of mobile devices and operating systems is rapidly evolving. Market fragmentation is a growing problem for mobile application developers. Varying screen sizes, new device types, and updated operating systems are constantly being introduced to the market.

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  5. Quality is getting more and more important to both B2B and B2C buyers. Many companies want to keep teams small and agile to maintain development speed. Unfortunately, improving quality often creates a QA bottleneck for teams with limited resources. This can often leave developers pulling double duty and overextend the team’s resources.

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  6. New and innovative QA technologies are rapidly changing the way companies release their products and do QA. To stay competitive, many teams are adopting new ways of testing that help them develop quality products faster.

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  7. Many organizations are turning to continuous testing strategies in order to keep the quality of their products and features consistent. By testing early and often throughout the development process, teams can avoid costly bugs in production and ensure a high-quality experience for their customers.

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  8. Rainforest QA co-founder and CEO Fred Stevens-Smith recently appeared on the Official SaaStr Podcast to chat with host Harry Stebbings about the origins of Rainforest QA and his journey from startup founder to CEO.

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  9. As you may have noticed in our recent post on how we ship code at Rainforest, we use the Rainforest platform extensively for QAing our product. The key to successful, effective QA testing is preparing seed data in the database for each test.

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  10. With smartphone market penetration reaching nearly 80% in the U.S. in 2016, providing users with high quality mobile experiences is critical to the success of many business. Mobile testing strategies need to be robust enough to provide coverage of the hundreds of devices that consumers and enterprise customers use, while remaining fast and flexible enough to keep up with the rapid pace of development.

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