We are aware that catching a free slot for a project is not always a cake-walk because of various reasons so we have gathered some suggestions to make this easier for you.
The number of invitations received and the frequency at which these are received can vary from person to person and week to week, and we have to face it: this is how it works in case of crowdsourcing projects. We fully depend on the requests which come in from our partners.
As we tackled the topic of project requests, it also has to be stated that some projects have very specific requirements. It is possible for one week to have a higher number of projects focusing on Web for example, while another week may end up having more projects for Android devices. Because of this, the number of invitations received can vary, based on the devices and proficiencies listed on each tester's dashboard.
In order to facilitate the way our testers receive invitations, we continuously update our device database with new devices and operating system versions as they become available.
It is essential to keep your profile data up to date, as if not, you may be missing out on some awesome opportunities.
Check out our tips to potentially increase the number of test invites you get:
- 📱 Add all the devices to your profile you can use for testing. Whether it's a tablet or a smartphone, if it can run apps, it's best to just add it to your profile. Bear in mind, it would still need to be moderately functional in today's tech environment.
- 💻 Make sure the OS is up to date. Even if the device was not changed, you may have upgraded the firmware.
- 📧 Contact us via Zendesk, if you have a device or Operating System but can't find it in the drop-down list. We’ll verify the device in question and add it to the pool. This is most notable when trying to add devices that are region-specific or not yet released.
- 🌎 Keep your country of residence field up to date. There are many projects that are region-specific. If your country is not listed correctly, you may be missing out on projects.
- 💬 Check that you have listed all the languages on your profile and your proficiency with them. If you can speak/read/write a certain language, it is best to list this as some projects may require some form of localization testing.
- ⚖️ If you're not satisfied with the number of projects you are receiving, consider branching out. Having many Apple devices is great, but that also means you're missing out on most Android projects. This works both ways of course.