Truecaller Tester Wins Best QA Award at Stockholm Testathon!

When it comes to finding bugs, our top pest control is our lead tester, Tanu! It was no surprise to us that she was the winner of the 'Best Quality Assurance Award,' which she received at Global App Testing's first Testathon in Sweden at the Spotify Headquarters.

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When it comes to finding bugs, our top pest control is our lead tester, Tanu! It was no surprise to us that she was the winner of the 'Best Quality Assurance Award,' which she received at Global App Testing's first Testathon in Sweden at the Spotify Headquarters.

A Testathon is similar to a hackathon, but for app testers to identify bugs and give solutions to why they are important to fix. The best testers will be awarded prizes for different categories including creative catergories like 'Funniest typo' and 'Talkative Person.'

During the Testathon, testers were split into teams of 5, and then were given 2 sessions (one to test Spotify's app, and another to test iZettle's). The testers worked together to report bugs, and give feedback on why fixing certain code was critical to the app's development for the users.

I got to know what people look for when testing at other companies, so it was nice to see other strategies and how people work differently and similar to me. -Tanu, Truecaller Senior Test Engineer

Quality Assurance Award
The award Tanu won, was based off of quality of the bug reports written and the value of the bugs found.

What was Tanu's secret to winning the Best Quality Assurance Award?
Many of the testers brought 1 iPhone and 1 Android – both of the latest model. However, Tanu brought a total of 6 devices that ranged from top of the line devices (iPhone 5s and HTC One X8), to low memory Androids, and even an iPhone 4s running on iOS 6. She was able to catch bugs that others might have missed when using only high end phones.

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