It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for the Mobile Beta Management team. We’ve released a number of great new features that make life easier for both beta participants and managers.
First up, a new bug reporting structure for participants. Rather than providing a free-form field where participants type in all their bug info, the new report contains fields to provide a title, description, actions taken, and a severity picker. This provides a much cleaner and more detailed view for managers when they review incoming bugs. Along with the new bug report structure, participants can now capture up to a minute long screen recording that will be attached to their bug report. This is especially useful in scenarios where bugs require more context or have a large number of steps to reproduce. Rather than (or in addition to) taking numerous screenshots, participants can record a video as they navigate through your app.
To compliment these changes on the manager side, we’ve updated how bugs and feedback are displayed in the dashboard. These items now have their own individual pages and IDs, facilitating simple sharing (via permalinks) among managers. From these new pages, bug/feedback text and attachments are neatly organized and additional session information is easily accessible.
Other enhancements include:
- Additional filters on bug, feedback, and crash pages; find what you’re looking for much faster
- Redmine support; our list of supported bug tracking systems continues to grow
Over the coming weeks and months, be on the lookout for:
- More features for supporting open betas, e.g. Participant Waitlist
- Conversations – communicate directly with participants re: bugs/feedback
- Bug/feedback archiving
- Contextual feedback – prompt for feedback when participants view specified pages within your app
- SDK support for Xamarin
If you’re interested in learning how Mobile Beta Management can help your organization, contact us.