Unreleased Android testing is as simple as sharing a link with UserTesting. All you need to do is upload your APK file when you order the test. Instructions will be provided to participants to download and install the unreleased Android app before they begin your test.
Step 1. Log in
Log into your dashboard.
Step 2. Create a Test
Click New and scroll down to select Test.
App tests are remote, recorded tests. Select Create a Recorded Test.
Step 3. Prototype, Website or App Test
Select whether you will be testing a website or an app. In this case, we'll select Test an App.
Step 4. Select what you want to test and a platform
At this stage, you can either provide a link to the app, or upload the APK file. For an unreleased test, you'll want to upload your APK file. This link will be provided to participants to install your unreleased Android app before their test begins.
Pro Tip: You cannot launch both an iOS and Android App test within the same study. If you need to test the same app on an iOS and Android device just create a similar test and indicate a different platform.
Step 5. Choose a recording method
Learn more about the Mobile Screen Recorder here.
Step 6. Select Your Audience
Indicate the number of participants you'd like for this study and indicate your demographic preferences. For app tests, participants can use a table or smartphone.
Screeners are multiple choice questions which participants are required to answer correctly before they are able to accept you test. This is an optional feature you can select if the demographic fields above do not cover your requirements. Click here to read more about screeners.
Step 9. Build your test plan
First, provide basic instructions to help testers get in the right frame of mind. For example, "pretend you're shopping for a birthday gift for your mother", or "you took photos at a party and you want to share them with your friends".
Pro Tip: Feel free to add the following as your last task: "Please record yourself deleting the app from your device."
After participants finish recording their session, they'll see a pop up questionnaire with 1 - 4 questions requiring a written response. You can use the default questions that are included with every test or write your own.
Step 10. Review and Launch Test
Review your test details before launching your test.
When you're ready, click Launch Test or Schedule Test to launch at a later time.