Duarlander: Paying for Android beta testers

Android fragmentation is a serious problem. Not only are there already three live versions of the mobile operating system, and more than 25 phones from over 10 different manufacturers, but a handful of different app stores and app distribution channels. The future only holds more of everything.

Now, a new community called Duarlander is forming, where beta testing is crowdsourced to all Android users registered with the service. Developers submit their Android Package files (.apk), and then pay a fee between $100-$250 which is distributed among the beta testers.

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When you sign up as a tester, you must list which Android device you will use to run apps. For every beta you participate in, you will make $10. Since it is not huge-scale testing (the largest body of testers a developer can ask for is 15) users with uncommon devices will have a better chance at being selected to participate in betas.

Sign-ups are open now at duarlander.ning.com, and users already registered with the Ning network only need to fill out a couple of fields to join.

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