How to conduct user testing of mobile games using session recording tools?

We are Karro and Veronica, two engineers who wrote our master’s thesis about user testing of mobile games with help of session recording tools. In this blog post we are going to talk about what a session recording tool is, how to carry out user testing with these tools and what the benefits are. We are also going to explain important aspects to consider regarding session recording tools and test services.

The thesis research, which this blog post is based on, was conducted at the mobile games development company MAG Interactive at their headquarters in Stockholm and the main focus was on how to test mobile games. During our research, we evaluated a total of 10 session recording tools and test services with the goal to find the tool and service most suitable for user testing of mobile games. One of the objectives for the thesis was also to establish a workflow for how to perform user testing with session recording tools, this workflow will be presented further down.
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Beta Tester of The Month – November 2015 – Amit Kulkarni

It’s a new month and time for another awesome beta tester to take the limelight here at the Beta Family Blog. This month we’re featuring Amit Kulkarni who’s been a part of our community for several years. He has some interesting tips on how to become a successful beta tester so keep reading and have your notepad ready!

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Beta Tester Of The Month – October 2015 – Ken Wong Zhi Bin

It’s October and we’ve got a new beta tester show you. Ken Wong Zhi Bin is our Beta Tester of The Month. He’s 34 years old and there were two things that made him start with beta testing. Read on to find out what they are.

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Beta Tester of The Month – September 2015 – Jerrod Kerwin-Sweeney

Wow, time flies! It’s already September and time for another Beta Tester of The Month. This month we’re happy to feature Jerrod Kerwin-Sweeney! He’s got an eye for user interface design and enjoys innovative and creative solutions. Keep reading to find out his tips for beginner beta testers.

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Beta Tester of The Month – August 2015 – Taras Honcharenko

It’s a new month and time to showcase another awesome beta tester here at Beta Family. Taras Honcharenko has only been a part of our family for a few months, but has already tested lots of apps! He’s got a very interesting philosophy. Read on to check it out.

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Beta Tester Of The Month – June 2015 – Dmytro Ovcharenko

Dmytro Ovcharenko is our June Beta Tester of the Month. We’re really happy to have him in our community! Here at Beta Family he tests mobile applications in his spare time. Continue reading to find out what makes him such a good tester!

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Beta Tester of The Month – May 2015 – Tasha Sumo

Welcome to our new segment here on the blog called Beta Tester of The Month! We want to show some appreciation to our top testers here on Beta Family and will interview one of them each month. These guys are doing an amazing job, as many of you are, helping the app development companies with their beta testing.

To kick this off I’m happy to present our May 2015 Beta Tester of The Month, Tasha Sumo. We’re stoked to have her in our community!

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Board of advisor Ron Packard Jr tells us about his new game and how he uses beta testing

I asked our board of advisor Ron Packard Jr from Cloudburst games if he could tell us about how he started with app development and how he uses beta testing for his products. He was kind enough to give us info on the soon to be released puzzle game Castle Breakout – Escape! HD, so keep reading to learn from this successful animation producer.

Ron-Packard-JR-profile-photoRon Packard Jr was born in California, USA. His interest in computer games developed early and his parents encouraged him to make his own games in his youth. That proved to be a great idea as he is now a studio producer leading a team of fifteen 3D animators and programmers, working with mobile app development and creating amazing games. His apps have over six million downloads and are at the top of the charts in several countries all over the world.

 

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