Long story short, we are struggling to get uptake for our beta. We have had some, but need a dozen more.We are London based and have developed a location based social media app. How do you guys sign up beta testers without breaking the bank to do so?
You can contact a Tech/Game Dev school like the one I work at (TriOS College) and usually work it out with an instructor/professor to give you the time for a short presentation to an appropriate audience. Or sometimes even get them to work it into an assignment as a software testing experiment. Many love having a real in-progress app/code base to use as a trial by fire assignment for their students. They can use it as a way to teach the students how to do bug reports properly, testing procedures and other software industry practices. I have done this with previous start-ups in my field before. Giving everyone what they want for basically no extra cost (other than time).
Bryan GriffithsSoftware EngineerInstructor of Video Game Design and Development