This is the second beta apps collection I would like to share after Google Beta Apps Collection. Microsoft has a huge list of Android apps and mostly all of them are available for beta testing. Besides that, Microsoft has a different beta management strategy and they use Google Plus communities a lot. As an additional plus - they update their changelogs frequently and you can always see what you are actually beta testing. Additionally, you can always identify a beta product by the "Preview" ⚡️ prefix.
Do you want to become a beta tester for Microsoft Apps?...
I have been collecting Beta apps on Google Play for two years and this is what I learned.
- About TestingCatalog Research
- What I did?
- TestingCatalog Database Overview
- Best Android Beta Apps charts
- TestingCatalog Community Surveys
I am running the biggest collection of Android apps for beta testing called TestingCatalog (source link at the end of the post) with a community of more than 20,000 beta testers behind.
I collected some data during the last year and I want to share it with the community including some comments from my side. I hope that you will enjoy it....
There was an official announcement from the Instagram team that Alpha program is open to everyone. Source
Quick summary: How to join Instagram Alpha
- Open Instagram Alpha & Beta TestingCatalog page.
- Press JOIN button.
- Join an Alpha Google Group.
- Go back to the Instagram Alpha & Beta TestingCatalog page.
- Press OPT-IN button.
- Press BECOME A TESTER button.
- Press Download Instagram link below.
Please check the full article for more details!
Since I introduced a search functionality in the TestingCatalog, I was able to track what people are looking for. This was not a surprise that most of the search requests were about different Google apps, starting from Google Play to YouTube and Gboard. I want to list all available Android Google apps in beta in this post and answer several frequently asked questions.
A complete list of all Google apps in beta for Android
- Google Play Services
- Google Webview
- Google Search
- Google Maps
- YouTube Go
- Google Cast Receiver
- Google Chrome
- Playbook for Developers
- Files Go
Do you want to become a beta tester for Google Apps?
We are getting a lot of interest from our visitors around this topic so I want to share a small FAQ here.
The Walking Dead Road to Survival is the definitive Walking Dead strategy RPG game, brought to you by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic series.
Project details: WD: RTS on the TestingCatalog
This game uses a closed beta testing model and it uses closed Google Plus community to manage beta access. It also has a very high position in the TestingCatalog (currently TOP 3). This high position means that it has a lot of likes from our testers and it also has frequent updates with detailed changelogs.
However, it is not that easy to get access to the beta app. Google+ community is closed, which means that you have to ask for the access first and wait until your request will be accepted by the Google+ community moderator....
Unlike other Android apps, telegram distributes its beta updates through their app itself. It means that if you installed the beta app once, you will start receiving in-app messages as soon as a new beta update will become available.
Download a standalone *.APK file from the hockeyapp website.
Source Telegram Hockeyapp
It can be used as an alternative way to distribute Android apps. You will get an *.APK file which you will need to install manually. Telegram beta is a standalone app and you can install it separately.
Our mission at TestingCatalog.com is testing applications, being them in alpha or beta stages. To make your lives easier, our website has been undergoing a plethora of optimizations regarding the simplification of the process of applying for testing programs and we were certainly able to achieve some remarkable results. There are always a couple of steps that you have to follow, depending on the application, plus some problems and workarounds for them we noted down, so without further ado, let’s see what they are in detail.
To enter a testing program you can choose between one of the following four methods listed below:
- Join a beta testing program from TestinCatalog
- Join a beta testing program directly from the Google Play Store app
- Join a beta testing program from TestingCatalog’s Android app
- Join a beta testing program outside of TestingCatalog