Posted by ploy in passbrains projects on March 31, 2014

Event: mHealth Summit Europe: Mobile technology in healthcare
Date: 6-8 May 2014
Location: Berlin, Germany

mHealth Summit Europe brings together global leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem. A distinguished faculty of international experts and opinion leaders will address and discuss the themes such as: mobility in chronic disease management, mobility in elderly care management and privacy and security of data. The event contributes to advance cross- disciplinary collaboration in the use of mHealth to improve health outcomes in Europe and elsewhere. PASS sponsors and participates the mHealth Summit Europe 2014 in Berlin, Germany contributing our expertise in enhancing the quality of the mHealth applications.

Posted by ploy in passbrains projects on February 25, 2014

Passbrains has teamed up with the maker of Reflector to bring you this great product at an exclusive price of $9.00.

You can use Reflector to speed up your iOS testing and bug reporting by recording bugs in apps under test directly on your computer through Reflector to submit with your bug reports.

You will also benefit from Reflector in you personal life! Reflector is an AirPlay receiver that allows you to wirelessly display your iPad or iPhone on your computer. Mirror your device on a big screen without wires or complicated setups. Play games, watch movies, demo apps or present on the big screen from your iPhone or iPad. With Reflector, everything you do on your mobile device is wirelessly streamed to your computer in real time. Reflector supports iOS and is compatible with Windows and OS X, visit their website.

To purchase Reflector, go to Squirrels Store and enter this promo code passbrains14 during checkout and start enjoying Reflector!

We’d also love to know what you think of Reflector and how the app can enhance your mobile testing, tweet to @Reflectorapp and @TestersLounge to share your thoughts.

Posted by admin in passbrains blog on February 1, 2014

Ready to order a new car? Just grab your iPad – sit back, relax and launch the configurator…
Sounds good – but how do you feel when this happens right after you launch the app: bmw2  







Posted by ploy in Announcement on January 31, 2014

PASS Technologies, one of Europe's most dominant on-demand software testing services provider, continues to expand its activities in the global markets. After making a successful entry into India in 2012, the Swiss company has opened up a new delivery centre in Bangalore to further strengthen its regional presence.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, PASS Technologies runs strategically located development and delivery centers in Zurich, Belgrade, Bangalore and Mumbai as well as sales offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Berlin and Frankfurt. With over 20 years of experience in the software and system testing industry, PASS offers most suitable testing solutions to its customers with a combination of onsite, off-shore and crowdsourced delivery models.
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Posted by ploy in passbrains blog on January 15, 2014


With Google, Apple and Microsoft practically giving away their development tools for free, there is a growing developer base creating mobile Apps and responsive web sites for Android, iOS and Windows platforms. But, it’s easy to underestimate the costs of building and monetizing an App successfully. One way to save costs is to consider crowd testing. Some benefits of crowd testing are:

1. Maximum value and focus
The Law of Comparative Advantage states that maximum value is derived if each party focuses on its core competence. Developers should focus on building products and leave software testing to testing experts to derive maximum value.
2. Improved cash flow
Crowd testing helps with better cash flow management by translating fixed costs (employee salary, allowance, etc.) into a scalable, variable costs that you incur only upon usage. As a startup, cost savings are of paramount importance and a good cost strategy signals sound financial planning. The crowd testing pay-per-bug pricing model means that you pay only for unique bugs that testers discover – which is better for cash flow compared to an in house team. Most crowd testing companies offer pay-per-bug pricing model as part of their exploratory testing services. This means, you pay only for unique bugs that testers discover. Hence, it is easy to infer that pay-as-you-go model helps better manage cash flows than incurring fixed overhead with an in house testing team that delivers basically the same results.
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Posted by ploy in passbrains projects on December 11, 2013

Tell us on Twitter what you think about crowdtesting for the chance to WIN up to $100!!

Every participant will be entered in to a prize draw to win one of three $50 prizes and one winner will receive $100
All you have to do is FOLLOW us on Twitter and REPLY to our tweet about this competition telling us what you think about crowdtesting in 140 characters!

You must be a Passbrains registered tester owning a PayPal account to qualify to be entered in to the prize draw and receive the payout in case you won the prize. Twitter account is required for participation, please visit for more information. The winner will be randomly drawn by Passbrains. The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the event closing. Winnings will be paid in USD to your nominated PayPal account. Passbrains will contact all entrants who quality for payment to credit your PayPal account in the usual way, please refer to the Passbrains standard terms and conditions for more information. The competition is open to everyone having registered as a tester on, a prerequisite for participation in this competion which closes on the 18th December 2013.

Posted by ploy in passbrains blog on November 25, 2013


The increasing adoption and use of mobile technologies is disrupting the healthcare industry through innovative ways, channels and tools for cost-effective healthcare delivery, even in the remotest of places. A quick search for “health” on Apple iTunes store presents over 43,000 apps, demonstrating a high demand for such applications.


According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), mobile healthcare apps were downloaded an estimated 660 million times as of June 2013. By 2015, 500 million smartphone users worldwide are expected to regularly use some healthcare application; by 2018, industry experts estimate this figure to grow to 1.7 billion mobile users, who will use mobile healthcare applications on a fairly regularly basis by general consumers, patients, doctors and other healthcare professionals.

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Posted by ploy in Announcement, Info, Latest News on November 18, 2013

passbrains crowd consult
Passbrains’ partner, Starmind, has won the prestigious Swiss ICT Award 2013. Starmind develops self-learning know-how networks for companies that operate in knowledge industries.
The Swiss ICT Award promotes entrepreneurship and the acceptance of ICT entrepreneurs and companies in Swiss society where “Newcomer” category represents younger Swiss ICT companies that are likely to play a significant role in the future with innovative solutions.
The Passbrains Crowdtesting Platform utilizes Starmind’s technology for community-based structure and scalable knowledge networking. Our solution – Passbrains CrowdConsult – is a knowledge management tool for customer within our larger Passbrains platform suite. This functionality continuously and systematically maps Passbrains’ community knowledge to help customers quickly identify Subject Matter Experts for speedy problem solving, consulting engagements or expert recruitment.

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Posted by ploy in German language posts, passbrains blog on November 13, 2013

Viele Augen sehen bekanntlich mehr. Neu entwickelte Software von Onlinecommunities testen zu lassen, kann Kosten sowie Zeit sparen und sogar die Qualität deutlich steigern. Wann macht Crowd Testing Sinn, welche Methoden gibt es
und worauf müssen Unternehmen dabei ganz besonders achten?
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Posted by ploy in Announcement, Events on November 1, 2013

- Mayank Mittal, Director Business Development & Corporate Strategy, PASS Group
- Dheeraj Sharma, QA Competence Leader, Genpact


As Crowdsourced Software Testing continues to gain grounds as a real alternative in select silos of the traditional Outsourced Testing model, it is time that Enterprises consider it in their strategy as they build their next generation QA organizations. We can see that this transformation has already started in the Industry and we believe that this will happen in two distinct stages.

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Posted by ploy in passbrains projects on September 13, 2013

Free One-Day App Test Cycle

A team of 10 professional testers from all around the globe will test your mobile or web application on your choice of OS, browsers and devices configurations. Passbrains’ in-house crowd testing experts will manage this one-day test project and you’ll get a test summary report with all approved and rated issue reports and enhancement recommendations. All this, absolutely FREE!
Nominate your project to qualify for our ”Experience the power of crowd testing” programme. Click to apply.

Posted by ploy in Events on August 15, 2013

PASS Group presents the newest developments and trends in Enterprise Crowdtesting at Massolution's "Crowd Powered Business" Conference in New York on September 17 and 18 2013.
Dieter Speidel, CEO PASS Group, will explain how the Passbrains Crowdtesting Platform enables enterprises to implement crowdsourced testing throughout their private enterprise testing workforce, and to seamlessly extend their resource base with capacities and specific skills from passbrains' public crowdtesting community. The presentation will further discuss transformation processes allowing to adopt these new crowdsourced delivery models into today's software QA organzations, resulting in significant quality and efficiency gains. Read more about Massolution NYC 2013…

Posted by admin in Announcement on July 10, 2013


Crowdtesting Delivery Capabilities for Development & QA Services Vendors


PASS Group enables development and QA services vendors to add crowdtesting to their service portfolio. The new white-label version of Passbrains Enterprise, PASS Group's on-demand crowdtesting platform solution allows to implement crowdsourced testing delivery models throughout enterprise- wide testing workforces, and to seamlessly extend the enterprise resource base with capacities and specific skills from passbrains' public crowdtesting community. 

Posted by admin in Announcement, German language posts on June 2, 2013

Deutsche passbrains Kunden können nun auch aus der neuen, eigenen Niederlassung in Berlin bedient werden. "Der deutsche Markt für mobile und web basierte Applikationen wächst rasant und somit auch der Bedarf an professionellen Testing Services. Dieser Entwicklung wollen wir Rechnung tragen und unsere Präsenz in Deutschland nun auch über das neue Project Office in Berlin verstärken." sagt Dieter Speidel, CEO bei passbrains und der Schweizer PASS Group, die auch in USA, Indien und Serbien Niederlassungen und Vertretungen unterhält.

Niederlassungsleiterin ist Criselda Bohun, Senior Project Manager bei PASS und Mit-Initiantin der Ende 2011 lancierten Crowdtesting Plattform

passbrains crowdtesting
Weddigenweg 55
12205 Berlin
Tel. 0049-(0)30-2089 6772

Posted by admin in passbrains projects on May 18, 2013

Passbrains provides customers and software testers with on-demand knowledge self service, tapping into the expertise of their global community with thousands of IT and apps testing specialists. As a new major knowledge management function on passbrains’ platform, Passbrains CrowdConsult systematically and continuously maps passbrains’ community knowledge to support quick identification of subject matter experts for problem solving, consulting engagements or expert recruitment. Continue reading…

Posted by admin in passbrains projects on May 16, 2013

Infographic on Mobile App Testing shows interesting figures on iOS: 

Posted by ploy in Info, Latest News on May 2, 2013

This article is a sampling from recent findings from massolution for a project on "crowdtesting" produced in conjunction with passbrains.

The case for Crowdsourced Software Testing or "crowdtesting" is pretty simple. The world of information technology is shifting from being driven by corporations to one that is driven by consumers, and consumers tend to demand more flexibility as they carry their devices through myriad environments and ecosystems, interacting with an even larger universe of software and hardware.

This lays out a clear challenge for software designers and their quality assurance teams. Here's how massolution and passbrains describe it in the white paper: "Testing Applications for the Real World:"

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Posted by admin in Events on March 23, 2013


Testing Applications for the Real World:

Can the Crowd Deliver “Better, Faster, Cheaper” Testing for a Software-Driven World?

Presenters:, PASS Group

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Posted by ploy in Latest News on March 19, 2013

An increasing number of today's consumers are often described as «digital natives,» a highly tech-savvy bunch armed with gadgets who are not only connected to the cloud at all times – many of them live much of their lives there. This generation wants to decide which channel to use for doing any kind of business interaction and expect the provider to adapt accordingly in terms of service quality, security and ease of use. They expect quick adaptability to their changing needs, and have little sense of brand loyalty due to the plethora of available options at hand. Continue reading…

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Dieter Speidel and Mithun Sridharan of Passbrains explain why crowdsourcing can offer a rapid and cost-effective approach to software testing and provide a remedy for the apps quality crisis. Read the full article…

Posted by ploy in Latest News on March 15, 2013

With more than 800 visitors Swiss Testing Day has become the largest european conference for software testing.
Numerous customers, service partners and testers visited our booth to learn more about the possibilities and benefits of passbrains crowdtesting and of our new enterprise testforce management solution.

Posted by ploy in German language posts, passbrains projects on March 4, 2013

Was kann die Crowd?

Hören sie den Begriff Crowdsourcing, rümpfen viele Fachleute die Nase. Der Crowd haftet etwas Unprofessionelles an, nicht immer zu Recht. Denn Fakt ist: Die Crowd hat schon heute einiges drauf – auch in der Schweiz.

Posted by admin in Latest News on February 10, 2013

passbrains U.S. launch

WOBURN, MA–(Marketwire – Jan 30, 2013) - See also on Yahoo Finance


PASS Group (, a leading crowdsource software testing services provider, has launched its comprehensive crowdtesting solution passbrains to the U.S. market to meet the increasing demand for consumer-centric, professional & high-quality, software testing services delivered at low-cost. PASS’ announcement comes on the heels of a successful launch in Europe in 2011 against a backdrop of the projected growth of the $50 billion quality assurance and software testing market. The revenue growth of crowdsourcing service providers has been staggering, jumping 75 percent in 2011, according to a report by massolution, a leading crowdsourcing and crowdfunding advisory firm.

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Posted by admin in passbrains projects on December 6, 2012


passbrains was launched as a crowdsourced software testing solution by the PASS Group, less than a year ago, in January 2012. And as Mayank Mittal, who works in international business development and strategic management for PASS recently told me, in its first nine months passbrains built up a base of around 10,000 users and over two thousand professional testers spread around sixty countries. Within a year, the company has also expanded the platform to include recruitment and crowd consulting services. Now PASS is expanding passbrains to serve large enterprises, providing them a comprehensive and real time workforce management solution.

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Posted by admin in passbrains projects on December 2, 2012

Crowd & Cloud in the Clouds – our afternoon event on Nov 28 was filled with interesting presentations and discussions around enterprise crowdsourcing, crowdsourced and cloud based testing. Industry representatives, journalists and software testing experts enjoyed our highly informational program, the breathtaking view from our conference room on prime tower’s floor 35 and the rich attendee’s apéro and conversations. Find more on our

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Posted by admin in passbrains projects on October 10, 2012


In today's rapidly growing and truly global software industry, success is now more than ever dependent on the quality of the software. A good quality product or service leads to satisfied and loyal customers – the main ambition of every company. A business that compromises on quality loses loyal customers in the long run. The challenge that most IT managers and executives have is common: how to effectively test software applications on time and within budget while balancing resources?

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Developing a new software product is always exciting, especially to watch ideas take form and truly become a reality. Sometimes a fresh perspective or an innovative use case is all it takes to turn a product from good to great. Before software ever reaches the hands of the users it's intended for, it needs to get tested for hours and hours in all sorts of environments and scenarios.


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Posted by admin in Info, Latest News on October 5, 2012


PASS sponsors and exhibits at CrowdConf San Francisco on Oct 23, 2012, showcasing the next level of crowdsourced software testing, consulting and recruiting with

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Posted by admin in passbrains projects on October 2, 2012

We just received this very nice and praising feedback from our testers community member "Bug Wrangler": 


The journey with has been really cherishful for me from the time I started working on this platform.   

I still remember that day: after a monotonous day at the office, I was in a local bus back home. I was in a bad mood and a little frustrated too due to my low salary package in this mega city which fails to survive myself. It really was a very awkward day, I needed to take some decision for my job and career, as I was putting so much efforts into my professional life but failed to earn enough money. So I decided to do some extra work which could give me sufficient side income and help me to improve my domain skills. 

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Posted by admin in Info, Latest News on September 24, 2012

PASS & Greenliff Afternoon talks

28.11.2012, 14:00-17:00, Clouds Conference Center, Prime Tower Zürich

Crowdsourcing and Cloud Computing have opened new dimensions in Software Testing. New possibilities like crowd testing, web based community platforms, cloud based virtual test systems and cloud based testing tools help us to further improve software quality assurance processes and methods and to specifically increase testing efficiency and effectiveness. Click for full event details.

If you would like to register, scroll down to the Bookings section on the following page. Thank you!