< Continuation of a conversation started in https://forum.xojo.com/19276-itunes-connect-your-app-has-one-or-more-issues >
Since this started in a thread about the iTunes App Store and out of topic, I am starting this new conversation.
[quote=162206:@Karen Atkocius]Out of curiosity I searched the forum user list and found some current beta testers who are not Xojo Pro:
Björn Eiríksson (einhugur)
Thom McGrath (boy is his new picture different from his old one!)
Carlos Antonio Cratere Hernández
Some of those have never been active on the forum or have very few posts. After the first four, none of the names were familiar.
IIRC I got 516 hits on my search for beta (BTW one Member’s last name is Beta but he is not a beta tester!) and some were on deleted members.
A LOT of the Xojo Pro beta testers have 5 posts or less, and the majority of those have 0. Wish I had counted them!
Thank you for looking this into.
This confirms my impressions that it is indeed possible for Xojo to add Alpha and Beta testers if they want to, which is probably the sensible way to have people really motivated to conduct tests.
The first four make sense. The other ones (and I have spotted a few others as well along time) may need some hard look. Unfortunately, Feedback does not have a search feature based on the name of the poster, so we will never know if they ever made any bug report, let alone in Beta and Alpha. Why do I suspect someone who has never participated in the forum may be just as dead in feedback ?
As I said, making all Pro licensee beta testers is just convenient, but most either do not have the time, or do not even know about it. Case in point : the license is acquired by the boss, who sees no reason to let his precious staff waste time in beta testing Xojo
It may be time for Xojo to reconsider it’s co-optation policy, to insure the better motivated ones get on board. In the past, people who were motivated could volunteer. Would it not be time to come back to that ? Xojo having all right to accept or refuse candidacies, of course, it would be a way to have very competent non-Pro licensees participate.
Just a thought…