The tight inventory of the Apple Watch had one unfortunate side effect — many Watch developers were unable to secure a unit for delivery on April 24th. Such is the case for Francis Dierick, whose Fysikal app has been ported to the Watch and released without being tested on the Apple Watch itself. This testing won’t happen anytime soon as Dierick lives in a country where the Watch is not yet available.
Instead of complaining to Apple or ranting on Twitter about this situation, Dierick decided to do something about it and created Watch Testers, a service that’ll pair Watch developers with Watch testers. Developers who need their app tested and Watch owners who are willing to do some testing can sign up at watchtesters.com. For testers, all it requires is your email address, while developers must provide their App Store ID.
Similar to HARO (Help a Reporter Out), the service will send out a daily email containing a list of apps available for testing along with contact information for the developer. Testers can then contact the developer and arrange for a promo code, TestFlight access or any other method to test the app.
It’s a brilliant idea that’ll provide Watchless developers with much needed testing.