Roeshimi for sure, beta programs are very useful. But don't forget that bunq is not 'just another company'. They are a bank, with very strict regulations to comply with.
Roeshimi And I mean no offense to anyone, but if such obvious bugs make into the production version of the app, testing was not good enough
And that's exactly my point; things will slip through. You will catch more, but what factual guarantee do you have that significantly more bugs will be caught before production? They could just as well slip through, the beta-testers are also human. 🙂
johannes But just think about the bug with the verification code for your IBAN for auto topup.. A "one day" beta test for 50-100 outside testers might have fixed it before it went public.
Yes, true, it will catch more, but you should look also from the other side; bunq will need to make quite some changes to facilitate this. The time necessary for this needs to be justified with the added benefits, and although there will be benefits, I don't think they will outweigh the time investments at this point. 🙂
Disclaimer: my view on this might be slightly biased 😜😬