test IO Introduces Bug Fix Confirmation, Leveraging Network of Software Testers to Verify Bug Fixes

New product confirms fixes faster on real-world devices, in
real-world conditions within existing workflows

, a leader in crowdtesting
for mobile and web applications
, today announced a powerful new
product to help software teams verify that bugs are fixed in real-world
conditions before software is released. Bug Fix Confirmation leverages
test IO’s network of software testers to ensure that identified bugs are
actually fixed so software releases go out on schedule.

Verifying resolution of bugs is a standard step in the software
development cycle and a significant bottleneck in agile release
processes. It is particularly troublesome for companies whose
development teams have prioritized automated testing and have fewer QA
people on staff manually testing their software. test IO’s new Bug Fix
Confirmation product enables test IO’s network of testers to take on
this task and supply rapid feedback so that teams can maintain focus on
fixing bugs, rather than checking them.

“Developers hate waiting for feedback about bug fixes, and delays in
verification mean that products or features ship later or with lower
quality,” said Philip Soffer, CEO of test IO. “Our Bug Fix Confirmation
product solves these issues and removes the associated inconvenience and
uncertainty. Also, let’s face it, nobody on your team enjoys
interrupting other work to confirm bug fixes; now they don’t have to.”

For software teams that work with test IO for on-demand crowdsourced QA
testing, the steps that produced an initial bug are already documented
in the original bug report so there is no need to record them for fix
confirmation. To request a confirmation at any time, developers simply
click “Confirm” in the bug report, select the test environment or upload
a new build that contains the bug fix, and submit the request. In around
30 minutes, they’ll get an up-or-down answer.

Once the bug fix confirmation request is received, it goes out to test
IO testers who repeat the steps that led to the bug. The process is
documented with a screencast on a real device. test IO customers who use
its plugin for Jira initiate reviews of patched issues from within the
issue view in Jira. When the confirmation is finished, the Jira issue
updates automatically with a comment containing all of the details. The
issue status can be updated as well.

“The process of confirming bug fixes can be risky, as fixes may
introduce regressions in other areas so the testing scope is not always
neatly defined. Now with test IO’s Bug Fix Confirmation product, our
internal testers and developers can have confidence in our bug fixes,”
said Fernando Gonzalez, Product Manager at You.i TV. “And it closes the
loop on the integration of crowd testers into our daily process: we
develop a feature, the crowd tests, we fix the bugs they report, and
they confirm the fixes. This process also contributes to my team’s peace
of mind that our app is being tested out in the real world by real

test IO customers can try Bug Fix Confirmation for free during the month
of November. Not yet a customer? Learn how test IO can bring on-demand,
human-powered QA testing into your software product team by visiting https://test.io/.

About test IO

test IO specializes in crowdtesting for agile software development.
Hundreds of customer-obsessed organizations–and their developers,
quality assurance engineers, and product managers–rely on the power and
flexibility of test IO’s self-service crowdtesting platform to ship
their software faster with the quality their customers demand. Founded
in Berlin as testCloud in 2011, the company has offices in Berlin and
San Francisco.


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