beta test


Definition of beta test 

: a field test of the beta version of a product (such as software) especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial release

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beta test transitive verb
beta tester noun

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Uber is now beta testing a feature that allows users to wait longer for their ride in exchange for a lower charge. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Uber Is Testing Longer Waits for Lower Fares," 19 June 2018 For now, this beta test is limited to Uber employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Quartz reports. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Uber Is Testing a New Feature Where You Can Wait for a Lower Fare," 19 June 2018 Apple began this initiative around two years ago, and its own internal software engineers have been beta testing the tools. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Apple's Software Chief Details How iOS Apps Will Run on Macs," 5 June 2018 The service was previously available in a closed beta test in Manhattan. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Walmart's Personal Shopper Service Launches in New York," 1 June 2018 Spohn's group has helped beta test the controller in recent months, playing various Xbox games including Sea of Thieves and Fortnite. Eli Blumenthal, USA TODAY, "New Xbox Adaptive Controller aims to help gamers with disabilities," 17 May 2018 What started as Project Bluestreak would eventually become Lawbreakers, which Boss Key launched in 2017 after extensive public demonstrations, beta tests, and gameplay tweaking. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions shuts down after three years," 14 May 2018 To speed up that process, the FAA is phasing in a nationwide beta test of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, LAANC, and the South Central U.S. is getting that capability first. Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle, "IAH, Hobby among first wave of airports to participate in drone beta test," 2 May 2018 Bush Intercontinental and Hobby are among the first wave of airports to beta test new technology that will help drone operators get the correct permissions to fly near an airport. Andrea Rumbaugh, Houston Chronicle, "IAH, Hobby among first wave of airports to participate in drone beta test," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of beta test

1983, in the meaning defined above

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