Twitter connects devs with Android users in new alpha test program

How Twitter-crazy are you? Do you fight the urge to place an “@” before your name when filling out forms at the doctor’s office? Have you taken to saying the word “hashtag” aloud in fully offline conversations? You may have a real problem, and while we’re not sure this is exactly a “solution” per se, it sounds like Twitter’s got just the thing for hardcore users looking to align themselves even more closely to the platform, offering Android users the ability to get involved with development at the alpha stage.

Now, Twitter already has a beta program, hooking interested users up with early builds of the software as new features get tested prior to mainstream release. This new alpha testing takes things a step further, not only giving users exposure to changes even earlier-on in the development process, but exposes them to Twitter’s devs themselves, allowing testers to provide direct feedback and suggestions.

Understandably, there’s limited space and it’s invite-only – and if that’s not enough, it looks like it’s already full. Still, we’re hoping to see Twitter get some more people involved, as this sounds like a really interesting way to connect with users in a way few of them otherwise get to experience, directly contributing to the apps they love so much.

Source: Twitter (Google Groups)
Via: Droid-life

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