We’re looking for existing CPT users to help Beta Test our latest versions

Icon-AppStoreOne of the ways we can continue to improve the app rollout experience to our customers is to ensure that we thoroughly beta test any of our new features and app enhancements well before they hit a general release. That’s where our beta testing team comes in to the picture.

The CPT Beta Test Team

This is a group of daily CPT users that receive advance access to the latest and greatest versions of the Chronic Pain Tracker app. They continue to use their same CPT diary data with the beta app versions, and get to utilize the newest features of the app, the latest performance enhancements, and the most recent bug fixes. And although we do test the app versions internally before releasing a version to the beta group, it can happen that a bug will be found by a beta tester. In these cases, our beta testers receive priority support from our development team to get them back up and running.

In addition to access to the latest features and priority support access, our beta testers are also valued contributors when it comes time for us to decide on new features to add to the product or which direction to focus our development efforts. So if you love CPT, but also want to help make it even better, being a member of the beta testing team can help give you a voice in our development strategy.

What the Team Gives Back to Development

So, what do we get out of this team? Well, in return for the benefits described above, the members of the beta test team agree to use the app frequently and provide feedback to our development team about how the app is performing and the details of any bugs or crashes that may arise. That way our development team can work with them to get those issues resolved before we issue a general release of that version.

Basically we need testers that are going to commit to exercising the product and will provide us with good logical feedback about any issues that they identify during its use. And that feedback doesn’t have to be just about bugs. It could be design related, or pointing out a translation mistake, or suggesting a better way of laying out a form. In other words, we want beta testers that are using the product and like to communicate.

Joining the CPT Beta Test team

Periodically we look to add more folks to this team to get some new perspective and insight from our user base. So, if you’d like to help us make CPT even better, let us know. We only have a couple of requirements of our beta testers:

  • Beta Tester Prerequisites:
    • You must be an experienced Chronic Pain Tracker Pro or Lite user
    • You must use the app on a frequent basis (at least once per day)
    • You need to be comfortable with some basic app management skills (eg. backing up your CPT database, or reinstalling an app)

We manage the sign-up process, communication, and beta app distribution through a software distribution system called TestFlight. This is now an Apple owned and integrated company that allows you to register as a beta tester and download beta versions as easily as downloading an app from the AppStore. There is even a TestFlight app that would run on your iPhone or iPad device that would notify you of new beta versions being ready for testing. It’s made the distribution process a snap for both the development team and the beta tester.

So, what do you say? Would you like to join the CPT Beta Testing team? If so, we’d invite you to send us an email with the following information. Once we’ve had a chance to review your information, we’ll see if you’re a good fit for the beta testing team and will forward you an invite to join the TestFlight system.

  • Please send an email to: [email protected] with the following:
    • Your name
    • Type of device(s) which you use for CPT (eg. iPhone 6s, iPad Mini, iPhone Plus 7)
    • Approximately how long have you been using CPT?
    • Average number of diary entries per week you create with CPT?



Beta Testers needed for next version of Chronic Pain Tracker

Are you a current Chronic Pain Tracker user? Interested in trying out the “latest and greatest” features? Want to help shape future app features? Then become a Beta Tester!!

We need you to sign up for our Beta Testing program. We have a current need for existing CPT users to join the program because we are finalizing our next big app update. The main focus of this version is our new iPad interface, so if you use CPT on an iPad, join now!

Once accepted into the beta program, we’ll provide you with a link to download the latest beta version and instructions on how to begin using the new functionality. What we ask in return is that we get feedback and bug reports from you. We need active users to make sure we exercise the new version as thoroughly as possible.

Want a sneak peak? Here are a few screen shots of the new version…

We’ll have more info on the new version coming later, but for now we need to get our beta test team gathered and working with this version. Although much of the focus is on the new iPad interface, we are not limiting the beta to just iPad users. We also need existing iPhone and iPod Touch users to help us verify that everything is working properly and as expected.

From a technical standpoint, your device will need to be running Apple’s iOS 6.0 or higher in order to run this new version. We use the TestFlight app testing service to exchange beta versions with our test team. It’s a really nice and easy service that makes getting our users up and running with the beta software very streamlined.

To sign up, please contact us via one of our support request options with details about the current Apple device and iOS version you are using. Also include whether you are currently using CPT Lite or CPT Pro.


Once we receive your request, we’ll add you to the program and will send you further information on how to download and run the new version. You will be able to continue using your existing pain diary information, so there will should be no interruption in your ability to track and report on your chronic pain condition during the beta test.