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CARE International uses crowdsourced testing to launch mobile-friendly new website

CARE International utilized the power of BugFinders’ crowdsourced software testing solution on its new UK website, ahead of the site going live.

Rather than developing a completely new website, CARE decided to rebuild and alter the design of a sister organisation’s site instead. This meant there were a lot of legacy coding issues as elements on the original site were repurposed. As a result, the development process as a whole was very complicated and the risk of software bugs was high.

In order to minimise this risk, CARE decided to partner with crowdsourced software testing company BugFinders, which deployed a team of 264 professional software testers to scrutinise CARE’s website for bugs over the course of 3 days. In this time, CARE’s site was tested on 24 different mobile devices, 62 different browsers, and 23 different web and mobile operating systems.

Richard Edwards, Digital Manager at CARE International UK, said: “Our additional partnering with Bugfinders helped guarantee that any legacy code related bugs wouldn’t disrupt our users’ experience. Working with BugFinders not only gave us peace of mind about our site being used on a broad range of smartphones and tablets, but also enabled us to test the site over a weekend and launch it very quickly.”

Martin Mudge, Founder and Technical Director at BugFinders said: “We were delighted to work with an esteemed charity like CARE International, who do such vital humanitarian work all over the world. Supporting charities and NGOs is important to BugFinders, which is why we offer a 10% discount to all of our third sector clients.”

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