The average pay for a Software Tester is AU $25.57 per hour . The average pay for a Software Tester is AU $62,291 per year .
A software developer’s average salary of $104,300 , is higher than most other occupations on our technology jobs list.
The response that Athom will consider a request for a discount when you buy an unneeded homey which can get bricked at any moment, in order to do more free testing and development for Athom is something I personally find ‘distasteful’ and it certainly does not sound appreciative to me. It is just bad optics.
There are about 340 apps on the app store.
3 verified companies apps (0.88%)
6 BV affiliates apps (1.76%)
72 Athom apps (21.17%)
259 Community apps (76.17%)
There are only 120 developers upon the app store.
On average each developer makes 2.1 apps.
55 developers make 73.33% of the community apps.
If the top 50% of developers (60) were given a Homey for free - it would cost Athom $17,940 (RRP) or about the cost of paying the salary for one software engineer ave wage for two months.
If each of these developers then tested homey one hour a week, the RRP homey would a positive ROI after 3 months and homey would have received an 3,120 additional test hours or about $79,778 of free testing after one year.
Please note that these stats are just based off of the apps shown in the app store search and may not be 100% correct, also im flipping between Euro/AUD/USD, any monetary calculations are about as accurate as a development software estimate/deadline.
Free refurbished devices is as @TedTolboom said - a no brainier the return on investment is blatant and almost immediate.
But the one thing I am really starting to notice, especially with the ‘experimental’ release of v2 is problems with your SDLC.
When people are jumping on slack the day of the v2, experimental release to complain about community apps not working, then something somewhere has not been done correctly.
Alpha - AATP, not dissimilar to today.
Beta - (closed beta) Developers/Testers with a second Homey available, used to update apps and test for Athom.
Release Candidate - Available to anyone who opts in, general community early adapters.
Stable - General availability to hank and Ingrid.
Please i’m begging you, please use the industry standard names/terms, (ie beta) I understand you are trying to use ‘friendly’ names, but that’s happening is people are getting confused.