The Israeli-developed platform offers freelancers from around the world, available at any time, to provide professional troubleshooting services for websites and apps
Objective, yet constructive critique is a hot and necessary commodity for all startups, especially to shed light on problems they may not have considered.
We-Test offers professional, freelance troubleshooting from around the world, with testers available at a moment’s notice to offer feedback within 24 hours of starting an evaluation. Customers receive full, online audits of their systems and can remain in touch with the freelancer via live chats.
“What is unique to our platform is that the system check starts immediately and the process itself is completely transparent,” said Eran Arye, We-Test’s CEO and founder. “You choose the specifications for reports on bugs or feedback and the platform matches you with troubleshooters that meet your pricing needs.”
Behind the scenes, the troubleshooting team is automatically filtered according to those specified requirements and sorted by the highest performance ratings.
Mass professional troubleshooting
After a pilot project and a year and a half of product testing, We-Test launched in April. It is aimed at companies developing mobile and web apps, including QA testing for startups and other companies that cover a wider range of platforms and markets. The company is privately owned and is currently self-financed in collaboration with the firm Matrix in Israel.
As for the competition
“In Israel there are no direct competitors, but (abroad) there is substantial competition in the form of Applause and Ubertesters,” Arye told Geektime.
“Our solution is better because it is defined by its immediacy, is directly implemented by the customer, the troubleshooters are transparent through the 24-hour timeframe and the cost is significantly lower.”
Okay, but what about Fiverr? Another awesome Israeli marketplace for these kinds of services, why should users prefer to use your platform to Fiverr’s in such a widely diverse market?
“Our platform is specifically designed for troubleshooting and enables greater simultaneous, multi-platform testing wherein you receive a fully integrated report from all the testers in one place without having to flip through all the reports separately. Furthermore, the troubleshooters all undergo tests themselves to determine if they can offer their service on the site, being chosen according to customer ratings based on their work.”
What does it take to be a tester?
“Troubleshooters pass an entrance exam that analyzes their ability to find system bugs, frameworks, troubleshooting tools and the ability to issue detailed and full reports. According to these initial rankings and subsequent reviews of their work on the platform according to customer feedback, their rankings change.
And what about your business model?
“The platform is inherently competitive in that each freelancer offers their own rate like any marketplace. From there, you can find people for as little as $10/hour. Our business model is built on commissions on some percentage of each transaction.”
We-Test was founded in 2013 by Eran Arye and currently employs about 10 people who will be working in soon-to-be-opened offices in Ra’anana, Israel. Their customers come from across the board, including Discount Bank, Keeprz and a constantly growing community of thousands of testers from 30 different countries.
One of its more interesting partners is a company called the Eckstein Institute, whose goal is to train and employ disabled workers with advanced and special skills in troubleshooting.
If you are in the midst of a new project or interested in spending some time making some extra cash, you are invited to take a peek and check out the new system that attempts to provide easy and timely services while not sacrificing quality.
By the way, as it befits a site specializing in this, the platform is quick and easy to use.
The first test is free!
We-Test offers a basic troubleshoot from three testers whose going rate is $10 for any platform (Apply, Android or desktop) to encourage users to experiment with the system.To take advantage of the offer, you must subscribe.