Facebook has today announced a new program which it intends to use to improve the quality of its Android apps, the Facebook for Android Beta Program. The program aims to pre-release apps to people part of the program in the hopes of catching bugs and getting feedback on them.
It’s not a bad plan, especially considering the mixed reception to Facebook Home and Chat Heads, and it’s a great chance for Facebook lovers to get in there early and feedback to Facebook exactly what Android users want from their social media app.
As Facebook puts it in their blog: “This will give us the opportunity to eliminate our blindspots and identify a snapshot of the diversity of use cases to test our apps so when we push to our whole user base, everyone has a better experience. Whether someone is using Gingerbread or Jelly Bean, more complete testing coverage gives us the opportunity to make sure more people can access a stable, high performance Facebook.”
The Beta Program can be signed up for now here and as far as I can see, has no restrictions on country or anything like that. There are instructions on what to do to get the Facebook Beta app once you’re signed up.
What do you think about this Facebook for Android Beta Program? Will you sign up? Let us know what you think below in the comments.