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Thu 29 Apr

Beta Testers Wanted for Open Apps

DS
Danyl Strype Public Seen by 61

This is a thread for sharing information about open app projects that need beta testers. People able and willing to tolerate a rapidly-evolving and sometimes buggy user experience, and give feedback about usability to the developers. This is a fantastic way to contribute to the improvement of free code software, without the need for any software development skills, or enough income to contribute money to projects.

DS

Danyl Strype Thu 29 Apr

Snikket is a UK-based social enterprise building a user-friendly chat service on top of existing XMPP software. The founder is Matt, lead developer of Prosody - the base for Snikket server, and so far there are apps for Android (based off Conversations) and a beta for iThings (based off Siskin). If anyone is keen to beta test the new hosted server version, which will hopefully become a revenue source for the project, please contact: hosting@snikket.org

Full disclosure, Snikket has been giving me a bit of paid community development work.

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Zeljko Blace Fri 30 Apr

Sounds like a good cause and good tech development! *(will try to join and test both client versions)

DS

Danyl Strype Fri 30 Apr

Great! Matt is particularly looking for groups who are keen to try having their own Snikket test server on the hosted service. But if you're keen to stand up your own Snikket server, feedback is welcome, especially about the UX of the apps.

ZB

Zeljko Blace Tue 4 May

Cool! We got in touch and will see what/when/how is possible and mutually useful.

HC

hamish campbell Tue 4 May

We need feedback on this project https://indymedia.openworlds.info/

DH

Daniel Harris Tue 4 May

@hamish campbell Great to see indymedia coming back!

HC

hamish campbell Tue 4 May

The code works as a part of the fedivers, and is functional to test, but the UX and functions need lots of work.

ZB

Zeljko Blace Fri 7 May

Hey Hemish - not sure if you remember me *(two decades ago we met) in tactical media around the work of Indymedia Croatia.

From what I read it looks more like an alpha situation there and much more than checking a specific feature...no?

HC

hamish campbell Fri 7 May

We have working code. But yep its still in the building team stage. You can get the inside workings here https://unite.openworlds.info/explore/organizations

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Daniel Harris Tue 4 May

I'd love feedback on our bi-directional 'data browser' admin dashboard "going to change everything" app! ;-) https://app.kendra.io

ZB

Zeljko Blace Tue 4 May

Cool. It would be good to maybe be more precise with what is the short
or mid-term aim and what kind of expertise-insight-feedback is most
relevant - no?

DH

Daniel Harris Tue 4 May

I think you are asking me: "I would like to know, what is the short or mid-term aim and what kind of expertise-insight-feedback is most relevant?" ;-)

DH

Daniel Harris Tue 4 May

Well, I'm afraid the answer will be vague and not precise because I am interested in how/if people understand what we are doing given all the posts, articles and videos that we have made which describe it. And if people can be bothered to do a bit of research into it. Cheers!