Part of the magic of Android is that it is an open experience that caters to all kinds. To name just a few types of users: we have casual users, first-time smartphone owners and hardcore power users. For the latter, there are plenty of ways to take your Android experience up a notch, including getting involved in the ROM/modding scene or just testing out the latest and greatest features for your favorite apps via beta testing programs.
When it comes to beta testing, there are a ton of apps out there that have beta programs that are open to just about anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, finding all the information you need to sign up isn’t always easy, but that’s where the list below comes in handy.
The list was originally published on Google+ and put together by Aygul Zagidullina, the community manager of Ufa Google Technology User Group. As you can see, many popular apps are on the list including Chrome, Facebook, Twitter and even Nova Launcher.
Here’s the full list of apps that are offering beta programs:
- Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/beta.html |
- Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/beta/
- Opera: http://www.opera.com/computer/next
- Behance for Android: http://blog.behance.net/teamblog/behance-android-app-calling-all-beta-testers
- Twitter for Android: http://groups.google.com/d/forum/twitter-for-android-experiments
- Facebook for Android: https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/introducing-the-facebook-for-android-beta-testing-program/10151529228878920
- Spotify for Android: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Android/Android-beta-testers-wanted/m-p/561088
- Rdio for Android: http://help.rdio.com/customer/portal/articles/981349-interested-in-our-android-beta-group
- IMDb: https://plus.google.com/communities/107383419946588618472
- Jelly for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/108020468206850882231
- Todoist for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/108057919781399570441
- Snapchat for Android: http://www.snapchat.com/beta/
- Nova Launcher: https://plus.google.com/communities/103449253667195874971
- Feedly: http://blog.feedly.com/2013/12/08/announcing-the-feedly-beta-channel/
- Dolphin Browser for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/105383868011227937315
- Trello for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/101527846210211614232
- Mixcloud for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/106063488468401611364
- Aviary for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/113862011082376838100
- EyeEm for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/114233885616018199840
- Toshl for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/118370268427485363231
- Deezer for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/107487501362420680631
- Buffer for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/100403505677886346936
- GetGlue for Android: https://plus.google.com/communities/115923343423684784382
Now keep in mind that beta programs come and go. While all of these appear to be active and open, there are no guarantees that they will stay open long-term. Any other great Android app beta programs you’re aware of that aren’t covered on the list? Shout them out in the comments below!