The 17 Best Desktop and Mobile App Beta Testing Sites

Searching to find a list of all of the beta testing sites for testing your startup’s app was tough, but not anymore!

That’s why I scoured Google and made a list of all of the desktop and mobile app beta testing sites that I could find so you could benefit from this.

You’ll be able to see beta testing sites for desktops, iOS, Android, Windows, and SaaS tools.

As you scroll and read through this post, you’ll find several sites within each category (desktop-based and mobile-based) with short descriptions about each site and a screenshot of each one.

However, if you’re completely new to beta testing, the benefits of it will help you get beta users or testers who can find most of the bugs that will come up, you can get feedback on your UX/UI, behavior analysis, and you can get suggestions on how to improve your startup’s product or service.

Not too shabby! Don’t you think?

More specifically, you can use these beta testing sites to help you validate your startup idea, get feedback as you’re building or after you’ve built your minimum viable product, help you reach product-market fit quicker, help you create a better website by getting feedback, or just for your company’s new software initiatives for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC).

That’s a win-win in my book.

Check out the services below.

Desktop-Based Beta Testing Sites

1) Validately

Validately helps you test live websites, mock html, images, or prototypes and analyze the results obtained. You can source beta user testers who match your customer persona and can collect their feedback to uncover usability issues with your product or service and get suggestions to improve your software.

Validately - desktop beta testing service. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

2) Betabound

Betabound collects and organizes a wide variety of beta testing opportunities from all over the world and presents them in a structured and consistent format. Moreover, you can test a product or become featured within a specific category.

betabound desktop beta testing service. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

3) UserTesting

Get audio, video, and written feedback on both websites and apps via User Testing. You can test your site and your key performance indicators, you can A/B test, get competitive analysis, get landing page testing, test prototypes, and more.UserTesting - Beta testing desktop app - Customer Experience & UX Research front page. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

4) Startup Lift

StartupLift has a pool of over 60,000 beta user testers. These users have provided their detailed profile information such as age, gender, income, location, marital status, etc.

After your payment, beta users matching your target audience will sign up on your website or install your app and perform any additional tasks if requested (and give you feedback).

StartUpLift - Beta Users page for beta testing desktop programs or apps. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

5) Test.io

Test.io has a range of services which include desktop website beta testing, mobile app beta testing, wearables beta testing, and IoT device beta testing.  They have six different approaches to beta testing. They are:

  • Regression testing
  • Functional testing
  • Usability testing
  • Beta testing
  • Exploratory testing
  • Black box testing

There’s no mention of how many beta testers they have available to test your product or service. And they are incredibly expensive to use. This doesn’t make them a good fit for new startups. Their starter service starts at $3,000 a month and their next plan starts at $4,500 USD a month.

desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

6) Erli bird

Erli bird allows you to recruit beta testers for your website out of a community of 100,000 testers. As of January 2018, they’ve helped over 1,500 companies with their service. However, their service is very expensive, starting at $735 USD.

Erli bird - Beta testing iOS and Android apps, websites. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

7) Betalist

Betalist doesn’t have a closed community of beta testers, but they have thousands of early-adopters to get feedback from by reaching out to them when they signup on your site. In addition, your product or service has to be in beta for you to get featured on their site and get users from there.

If you’re featured on Betalist, then try including your info via a dropdown box in the subscription form asking how they heard about you.

Betalist - Discover and get early access to tomorrow's startups - home page. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

 

Mobile App Beta Testing Sites

This section features services for iOS beta testing, Android beta testing, and features some mobile Windows beta testing.

8) Uber Testers

Uber Testers has iOS and Android support, in-app bug reporting and user feedback, over-the-air installs, requirement testing, real-time monitoring, revision management, and more.

Uber Testers - Crowdsourced QA beta testing solution and QA testing. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

9) Beta Family

Beta Family has 65,000 app testers on their platform and you can use your community to test your app too. They have a free plan where you invite your own beta testers. The next plan at $49/mo lets you invite beta testers from their community and use your own testers.

Beta Family - Find beta testers to your iOS or Android app. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

10) HockeyApp

HockeyApp provides user testing, crash reporting, user metrics, feedback, & more. It’s available on iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows.

HockeyApp - The Platform for Your App to bet beta tested. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

11) Crashlytics

Crashlytics is a crash reporting system for iOS and Android apps specifically designed to deliver problems, errors, and bugs to you.

Crashlytics - The most powerful, yet lightest weight crash testing service for beta testing. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

12) Test Flight

Testflight is iOS only by Apple. It allows you to invite up to 10,000 people to user test using just their email address. An interesting concept. Check them out to find out more. TestFlight - For Mobile App Apple Developers. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

13) Deploygate

According to their website, “DeployGate is the fastest way for iOS and Android developers to share in-development apps with others.” Additionally, they integrate with other major services like Slack, Google Analytics, and more.

DeployGate - Distribute your beta apps instantly to beta test. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

14) TestFairy

TestFairy is a mobile testing platform for Android and iOS which provides companies with detailed video recordings, logs and crash reports of mobile sessions.

TestFairy - Android beta testing - iOS beta testing. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

15) Erli bird

Yes, I covered this earlier. Erli bird works for mobile apps too. It allows you to recruit beta testers for your mobile app out of a community of 100,000 people. As of Jan 2018, they’ve helped over 1,500 companies with their service.  However, their service is very expensive for new startups. Thus it’s probably better for corporations or startups who’ve raised at least one round of venture capital so it doesn’t break the bank.

Erli bird - Beta testing iOS and Android apps, websites. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

16) Test.io

While I already mentioned, Test.io, you may have skipped it if you’re only looking for mobile app beta testing services. They have six different approaches to beta testing. They are:

  • Regression testing
  • Functional testing
  • Usability testing
  • Beta testing
  • Exploratory testing
  • Black box testing

There’s no mention of how many beta testers they have available to test your product or service and they are incredibly expensive to use. This doesn’t make them a good fit for new startups. Their starter service starts at $3,000 a month and their next plan starts at $4,500 USD a month. If you are an established startup or company looking to launch a mobile app, then this service could be a good fit for you.

desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

17) PreApps

Preapps is an app submission website where you can get users and downloads. However, you can’t specifically get beta testers. It’s like a startup directory, but it’s just for mobile apps.

So it could still be helpful for you to get early users, but don’t expect that you will get real beta testers. You might be able to, so it’s worth a shot. Try the workaround by stating in your app’s description that you’re looking for beta testers to sign up. In turn, that might filter out signups of some users that you may not want yet and get the type of users you’re looking for who’ll give you feedback.PreApps - Upcoming apps for Android. iPhone, iPad and Windows. Desktop and mobile app beta testing sites

 

Related Resources:

9 questions to ask your software’s beta testers

I also want to turn you on to another way to get early users who may beta test for you.

By using the strategy I described in #17 (stating that you’re looking for beta testers in your description), you’ll be more likely to get those types of users when you sign up on startup directory websites.

That being said, check out this post I wrote to find those startup directories:

30 Startup Directories that Can Explode Your Visibility and Growth

Conclusion

Beta testing your startup’s website is a great way to find bugs and ensure your product’s launch is successful.

I wanted to make this the most complete beta testing website list on the internet so you all can be the benefactors and get a high-quality startup resource, but new companies launch all the time, so more may come out.

Do you know what to do after you’re done with beta testing your minimum viable product, though?

If you don’t, then I’d encourage you to check out our Online Startup Incubator Program and our how it works page so you can see how we can help you.

Finally, if you come across any other beta testing websites, would you please reach out to us and let us know so that we can add it into this post? It would be most appreciated. Thank you!

Which beta testing website do you think is the best fit for your startup or do you think you’ll be using multiple sites?

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2 Responses to “The 17 Best Desktop and Mobile App Beta Testing Sites

  • I would go ahead put Startupsheet right up there on that list since there is a category for finding beta testers https://www.startupsheet.com

    • Thanks for your suggestion, Peter! Much appreciated. I noticed that there weren’t any requests from startups on there for beta testing. Maybe that will change soon.

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