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Hemel Hempstead, Herts, United Kingdom, 2012/09/20 - The online auction platform eBay tests their European sites with passbrains.com – the crowd testing platform from Zurich based PASS Technologies - Passbrains.com / PRPR.co.uk.
eBay Europe has further extended its software quality engineering program by adding crowd testing through passbrains.com, which runs exploratory functional and usability tests for multiple national eBay sites. Hundreds of professional software testers – qualified registered members of passbrains.com – continuously hunt for bugs and usability flaws on eBay's online auction platform, which is frequently updated with new features and functionalities.
“Managed Crowd Testing is an excellent tool to further extend our quality assurance strategy by adding test resources with the most heterogeneous skill profiles, professional backgrounds and cultural user behaviour,” says Michael Palotas, Head of Quality Engineering Europe at eBay. “Crowd testers think and work in different ways to internal testers; this is why crowd testing can still find bugs that haven't been detected through traditional software testing methods. With the number of testers joining the eBay project constantly growing, we expect the project to generate even more value than we originally expected.”
“Through passbrains.com, eBay is able to leverage its external test capacities significantly and to further improve product quality,” says Dieter Speidel, CEO of PASS Technologies, owner and home of passbrains.com. “Many bugs - even critical ones - occur under random conditions and in the most exotic use cases. That's why the crowd should be involved before software products get released," he concludes.
Since late 2011, PASS Technologies has operated its own crowdsourcing platform passbrains.com for software testing services and expert knowledge. Through passbrains.com, customers gain instant access to the skills of an enormous number of qualified testing professionals worldwide, allowing for on-demand testing of web, mobile and enterprise applications, covering most major test configurations and language versions. The passbrains managed crowd testing process enables customers to improve their overall testing efficiency and effectiveness, leading to higher product quality, shortened time to market and increased competitiveness. The passbrains community holds more than 1000 qualified testing freelancers worldwide, who are assigned to projects based on their individual skills, domain background and available test equipment.
About PASS Technologies
For more than 20 years, PASS Technologies AG (pass.ch / passbrains.com) has supported european and US based corporations in different industries with solutions and services for software and system test, employing more than 50 engineers in Switzerland and offshore centers in Eastern Europe, India and South America. Focusing on efficiency improvements, compliance and professionalisation of methods and processes applied to product development and life cycle management, PASS provides valuable contributions for customers to develop reliable and competitive products and to achieve significant cost savings. The PASS portfolio comprises consulting and project management as well as software quality assurance and testing offering a wide range of service models such as on-site assignments, outsourcing, offshoring, crowdsourcing and recruitment.
PASS Technologies AG
Dieter Speidel – CEO
Dufourstrasse 91 – 8008 Zürich
T: +41 43 819 34 54 / F: +41 43 819 35 45
E: dieter.speidel[.]pass.ch / (pass.ch / passbrains.com)
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