What Members are Saying About MacDeveloper
A great way to discover unique new tools and help out developers to shine some insight on user experience.
During my 12 years of developing software for the Mac, we always had to cobble together a force of beta testers for every product. It was not organized, scientific or simple. Now that has changed. MacDeveloper is focused on creating an army of professional beta testers and the mechanism that is available to any Mac developer. Just as they did with prMac, MacDeveloper works amazingly well for all the parties involved. The beta testers get great software, developers get feedback from hundreds of great testers. I would highly recommend this service but it would be giving away a major secret to being a successful Mac developer.
shinywhitebox used MacDeveoper for the beta phase of iShowU Studio, starting late December 2013 through to end of March 2014. Using MacDeveloper, shinywhitebox was able to focus its alpha and beta testing far more than previously. MacDeveloper put us in touch with knowledgeable users which enabled us to spend less time "coaching" people through problems and more time finding and fixing issues. Ray was communicative and helpful throughout the beta cycle; even implanting new features just days after we requested them. Highly recommended.
Within an hour of posting my application on this site, I had more users and more feedback than I got in weeks pushing my application on my friends. I am blown away by the amount of feedback pouring in and will definitely be using MacDeveloper.net for any future projects!
I believe MacDeveloper is incredibly useful for indie developers who don't have the time/resources to fully test their product builds. You know how this goes, freelancing, kids, dogs, etc. Who has the time/money for QA? Still the customer deserves the best out of your app. So using this online service is a win-win for me. The site could do with a couple of improvements but hey... at the current price tag I can't complain! I'm getting a lot of feedback in just a few hours and that's priceless. Also the customer support is awesome.
I have no IDEA how I had never known of MacDeveloper before accidentally stumbling upon it. Apple should probably put MacDeveloper on their packaging for us (nincompoops) to get to know it sooner.
I have been working in the windows environment for the last 11 years but since I switched to the Mac in 2003 I have learned that Macdeveloper has given me the chance to test out some of my favorite beta applications and even get apps that would normally cost me 40$, 50$, or even 100$ for free. I also thank the original creator of this nicely maintained website for maintaining this site with the newest application.
What a totally brilliant service. MacDeveloper is the most useful thing I've seen come out for developers in a long time. Prior to release we can now test out new versions of our product on a variety of different systems, and get really constructive feedback from sophisticated users. It's the perfect testing ground for developers using the agile software development techniques.
Brilliant way of trying new apps out and helping out the developer at the same time. I like the way that you can earn the purchase of the apps. Thank you very much for this amazing site. It helps both the user and developer in so many ways.
prMac was already a great service, and now MacDeveloper has made it stupidly easy to connect with a large group of testers. I cannot understate how useful this is both for Mac developers and the users who will end up with better software because of it.
MacDeveloper has become a necessary step in our products life cycle. The 'Beta pool' option is just amazing.
We thought Layers was pretty much ready for release when we opened a MacDeveloper Project. Thanks to its heterogeneus community of testers we found a couple of insidious bugs. MacDeveloper is a great tool for indies. The possibility to expand the beta cycle and reach out to more people is wonderful. But the killer point for us is the relation with the testers, the community. We've received very useful feature requests, good and kind feedback, and a fair overview of market reception. We have now a clearer idea of what to expect when hitting the real world. A must in any developer toolbox.
First of all, MacDeveloper has proven to be a wonderful beta testing service over the last few months. It has improved and grown since I joined, and I take an even greater deal of pleasure in testing apps and talking with the developers today. Plus, the site has a quite continuous freshness to it. Thank you again for maintaining MacDeveloper!
MacDeveloper is exactly what individual developers like me where waiting for. I already fixed several bugs pointed out by the beta pool. Thanks for this most useful service.
As a heavy Mac/Apple user with a home local network of 7 machines, a NAS server (and one windows); I'm always looking for ways to properly manage system applications, traffic flow as well as easy access to our home media center. MacDeveloper is a fantastic opportunity for me to not only beta some really cool applications, but also learn how they're built so I can build/customize my own. The very first app I tested was a home run and something I use regularly. Awesome site, thank you!