iPhone app beta testing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Unconsoled, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Unconsoled macrumors regular

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    So I responded to an ad on Craigslist to beta test an new app here in Seattle. Well they emailed me yesterday admitting me and asked a few more questions. They were all about how many people were in my contacts and did some of those people have multiple # or address and how many calls do I make a day.

    The more I think about it it makes me nervous. The guys email is just a gmail account. Obviously I don't HAVE to do it but I am a whore for testing new stuff. What do you guys think? I would download the app to the phone and test it.
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  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    There is always a risk when beta testing. Just be sure to back up your phone before installing his app. That way if it does corrupt something you can just restore from back-up and be up and running like new.
     
  3. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    There is also the risk that he may be shoveling your data back to himself. I don't know how protective the OS is, but in a normal environment, it's doable.
     
  4. Unconsoled thread starter macrumors regular

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    Also worried that it uses my contacts to get to other people like a morn virus.
     
  5. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    That wouldn't work. Unless they are sending your contacts (with email addresses listed) email containing the virus.

    If you are this concerned, back out and dont beta test it.
     

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