What Members are Saying About MacDeveloper
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.
Wow, MacDeveloper is fantastic! Just as prMac revolutionized the way that we communicate with the press, MacDeveloper has revolutionized the way we communicate with our testers! That's two winners in a row. We've had more useful feedback on our applications in the last two days than ever before. Going forward, MacDeveloper will definitely be an integral part of our application development process, and we'll be posting betas for testing much earlier in the cycle than we would have before.
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!
After some procrastination I decided to give the MacDeveloper service a try for my upcoming release. I must say that I was quite impressed and my expectations were not only met but exceeded. The group of beta testers that are a part of MacDeveloper are very knowledgeable and skilled at beta testing. They are also diverse so when it comes to having an app tested on different OS versions, configurations, languages, etc. it's all covered. The beta testers are also polite and a pleasure to work with, as is the MacDeveloper staff. And the process and interface for using MacDeveloper couldn't be easier. I think that I can confidently say that using MacDeveloper will make anyone's app better and I would recommend this service to anyone. It has made a believer out of me! So once again thank you to Ray and his staff for this excellent service.
Looks really nice. The initial sign on process was very smooth. Bring on the feedback!
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.
The best place to beta test a mac product I've ever found. The beta pool is just amazing -- beta testers give invaluable feedback and they're always willing to help you.
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.
The best way to get a free key is really to use the application, because then you either love the workflow or find something how it could be easier. I've just made a few suggestions and got a free licence. As a power user I am very happy with that. Thank you MacDeveloper!
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.
MacDeveloper is the fastest way to test your software. Lots of users are waiting to test your app, and the feedback you can receive is invaluable.
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.
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.
MacDeveloper is a great tool for a very small company like MacMation. It allows you to get helpful bug reports, without to have to maintain an army of beta testers. The quality of the bug reports is excellent. They cover a much larger base than what could be possible by keeping this process internally. It goes from crashing bugs to more subtle problem, such as UI flaws. It already helped to increase the quality of the beta tested application by several levels.
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.