Functional testing powered by 99tests, helps Pitchup.com delight their users
Pitchup.com is a UK based company that allows users to book and review campsite and caravan park. Their multinational team leads the way in inspiring ideas for holidays outdoors. They help users book the perfect camping site from over 6,000 sites featured around the UK, Europe and the Americas.
As a market leader in the online booking sector for campsites, Pitchup attracts over 70,000 visitors to their website in a day. Their business and brand value is thus closely tied to the effectiveness and performance of their website. To eliminate the risk of bugs marring the reputation of their brand, they needed an effective testing mechanism to check the functionality aspects. They found a perfect solution with the 99tests crowd testing platform.
For a company that deals very often with seasonal spike in the number of visitors and bookings, a well functioning website is crucial for meeting the user expectations.
Functionality is an indication of how well a website works for an end user. To meet the high benchmark set for functionality, Pitchup needed an effective testing strategy in pre-production and post-production stages of their development process.
Testing for functionality aspects in multiple configurations is a challenging task. With no in-house QA team, there was an added need for an effective and scalable testing strategy that was both time saving and cost-effective.
The Crowd sourced Testing Solution
The 99tests platform enabled Pitchup to plan & execute their functional testing strategies effectively for improving their website. 99tests is an online crowd testing platform that helps enterprises meet their app quality goals. With a combination of intelligent algorithms, analytics, and app testing tools, the 99tests platform empowers companies with the product insights they need to make their web, mobile, and wearable apps spectacular. By leveraging on the 99tests community of talented crowd testers, Pitchup was able to implement an effective functional testing strategy that helped in delivering the most optimum results in a very short span of time.
Multiple functional test cycles were executed by professional crowd testers who were assigned to the project based on their skill set and the project requirements. Access to the right talent helped Pitchup in meeting the different criteria for their testing project. Test cycles were run in various testing environments with real users, on real devices. The valuable insights gained through the test cycles helped the development team at Pitchup greatly.
The 99tests Advantage
Relying on crowd platform enabled Pitchup to test their web application across multiple configurations just like in the real world, minus the hassles of investing in devices and full time hires. With the help of crowd testers, all high priority issues were found in time. This allowed the development team to implement improvements on the Pitchup website. Development team was able to discover and fix all critical bugs in time.
The improved web quality not only helped Pitch up in handling the large number of visitors to their website but also helped them earn many positive customer reviews that increased the reputation & brand value of Pitchup in the travel industry.