Facebook Turns to Crowdsourcing to Solve Android Fragmentation and Support Issues

Facebook Turns to Crowdsourcing to Solve Android Fragmentation and Support Issues

Jun 28, 2013

Want to test out Facebook app updates before they’re publicly-available? Well, it’s now pssible to join the Facebook for Android beta program. Just visit the Facebook Engineering team’s post announcing it, and read up on the details, then join their Google group and become a tester. Testers will be getting updates to test out 7-10 days ahead of their general release.

The advantage for the Facebook Engineering team is the ability to get testing on more devices. Yes, even a company like Facebook has issues with all the devices out there! By crowdsourcing device testing and compatibility, they can make sure that updates work better once they’re finally released. Plus, hey – getting early access to features ain’t a bad thing. Just remember – beta testing is best with feedback, so it’s advised that users who do sign up actually try to offer feedback. Together, we can all create a world without Facebook app glitches!

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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