StartUp #3 – 99Tests CrowdSources Your Software Testing
99Tests is a crowd-sourcing platform to get software products tested in the cloud by top notch testing professionals. Testing in the cloud gives software product owners the ability to scale their testing effort and get on-demand access to a quality team. The benefit is that a higher quality product can be released in a shorter time frame.
99Test gives software product developers & entrepreneurs the ability to compress long testing cycles to short bursts. The first key advantage is that, a large number of defects can be uncovered in a very short time, enabling a quicker go-to-market.
The second key advantage is the on-demand access to a large community of quality analysis professionals. Since there is a direct correlation between the number of testers testing a software product and the number of defects that can be uncovered, software entrepreneurs can add a large number of high quality testers to test their product instantly. This is not a viable option otherwise, as it involves hiring more people.
The third key advantage is the pay-for-results model. Unlike outsourcing where people are paid for the number of hours clocked in, the testers at 99Tests are rewarded based on the results of their testing effort. This gives software product owners the ability to monitor and consume the testing effort in a result-oriented manner.