Is there any websites/community of software early adopters to publish betas?


I'm wondering if there exist any community driven site, to join two kind of people...

  • Developers creating new software products (web, desktop, mobile) to be reviewed, but not as a paid tesing service from a company nor as an article from a magazine.
  • Early adopters. Who like to see new things, give feedback and maybe receive benefits or discounts for their participation.

Initially, I thinked in common "download" sites, but many of them don't allow beta software to be uploaded. Also, testing or startups sites are outside of what I'm looking for.

So, if Youtube exists for people who like to see new things (videos) and for people who want to shown what they've created and receive opinion, there should be same for software.

Software Community Beta Early Adopters

asked Sep 14 '11 at 06:00
Nestor Sanchez A
690 points
  • Nestor, I agree. I think your question is slightly different from the question I linked to. That's why I didn't close your question as a duplicate. I was mostly hoping that some of the answers from the other question would help you. I would suggest, though, that you add a bit more detail to your question. For example, the clarification you made in your comment about being more community based than paid service based. Good luck! And if you happen to stumble upon the answer yourself, please come back and post it here. – Zuly Gonzalez 12 years ago

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Looks like is what you are looking for. It is a directory of startups looking for early adopters. You still have to take care of distributing the software yourself though.

answered Sep 14 '11 at 10:21
293 points
  • That site is focused on startups and no on software, thus is in the same sense of or others alike. Thanks anyway. – Nestor Sanchez A 12 years ago


If your target platform is iOS, you can try

answered Oct 12 '11 at 23:28
293 points


I believe and are the two largest sites for alpha to full on release projects. I know codeplex allows for reviews and rankings along with comments.

Somehow I get the feeling this is not what you are looking for, and were probably well aware of these two communities prior to my post. These two communities are still going to be your best bet in terms of finding beta testers. You might similarly ask this question on,,, or some other similar application development website. I somehow get the feeling that the website you are looking for has already been developed.

answered Sep 15 '11 at 08:23
Angel Brighteyes
131 points
  • Nope. These sites are for Open-Source projects. No closed source, commercial betas. After a couple of days searching I conclude that the answer is simple: it don't exist and is a kind of site yet to be created. – Nestor Sanchez A 12 years ago
  • @NestorSanchez - are you looking to create a site like this? I knew source forge was very open source, however I had thought there where several licenses that where closed on the code plex site. Of course most of it is open source. You know what they say "If you build it, they will come!" – Angel Brighteyes 12 years ago
  • No, Angel. I was looking for places to upload my software, which is neither production-ready nor have a functional website (i'm working on that). Maybe I express myself in the incorrect way... my software is commercial and closed-source, so I cannot use these sites (codeplex, sourceforge). – Nestor Sanchez A 12 years ago
  • @Nestor - Right, I understand codeplex and sourceforge are a no go for what you are looking for, I was under the impression you might be looking to build such a site if it didn't already exist. – Angel Brighteyes 12 years ago


Try its public but its all about getting users to test your side and give valid and constructive feedback. The interesting part of this website is that you pay $19 dollars and then you can award this to the best feedback. I got some great insightful and deep feedback from this site

answered Sep 16 '11 at 06:25
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