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  1. D Halley

    I also talked about this a while ago (shameless plug)

    http://duncanhalley.co.uk/blog/post/Eternally-Beta.aspx

  2. Barney

    And how much money did you par all these services that are so blatantly breaching their service contract with you? Eh?? ;)

    The perpetual beta world is a weird one, but I understand the need for it. Especially in the context of free massive-use internet applications and webservices, it’s A) impossible to conduct credible user-testing in-house or B) anticipate volume of demand and real-world use-case scenarios. Unless you make your beta the live product, you’re just going to be delivering something that obviously needs its teeth cut without the testing and ironing out of features.

    C) You need to be on the bleeding edge to compete and stay fresh and exciting in the user’s mind, and show your developments in practice as opposed to updates and press releases (because real users don’t have the attention span).

    D) The users are likely paying you something between a tiny fee and nothing — they are lucky to have your service and when they signed up without giving credit card details they were not at all indignant to notice the contract included no promises of performance or product release road-map from the developers. Your real revenue source is advertising and to maintain this you need to keep users returning and keep them active — new developments, constantly building new features and ironing them out, encourages user curiosity. It’s the only way to honour your duties and stay financially sane while being honest about what you’re giving the user.

    Granted, there are some people out there who are actually proud of being able to put a glossy, reflected, Helvetica Neue ‘BETA’ sticker on their logo. For some it doesn’t matter what it /means/, because it /implies/ they’re cool and modern. Plus they get to tag on another inoffensive word to their meaningless, all-lowercase brand title. But the culture arrises from practical reasons, and I think we’re lucky to have it.

  3. liam

    I think one way around it would be to explain why it is in Beta, and what you’re hoping to achieve by having it in Beta.

    A page that says we’re hoping to achieve “goal” and “goal”, and as soon as these goals have been reached then the beta label should be removed.

    This will solve two problems, 1. Do we need to release it in beta? What are we hoping to achieve? & 2. How do we know when to remove the Beta status?. And then like you said there’s no hiding behind the Beta status when things go wrong.

    Cool topic!

  4. Zinni

    Barney, I agree with you that for some services a beta program may be the most effective way to get started. However I also agree with Liam. If companies are going to use beta programs then they should let the users know how the progress is going. In my opinion this could be a very limited amount of information but knowing something is necessary.

    For example, the company could show a percentage of completion towards ending the beta. Like say 59% if you see that it has moved to 62% you are able to see progress, and know that the company is doing Something.

  5. Barney

    Right, I see your point. When I read over your article for the second time it’s clearer. :)

    You’re saying you can understand the need for live development, but the term ‘beta’ is inappropriate because it implies a distinct phase of development pre-release candidate?

    On this point I’m 100% with you. And as for all of Google’s stuff, they would be far better off getting rid of those four letters and appending a strap-line of ‘constantly developing’.

  6. Jonathan Schemoul

    I did that for Paris Envies ( http://www.parisenvies.com/ ), first I’ve labeled it beta (well, it was really a beta), but when it got a bit better, I leaved beta while keeping a simple product. It permitted to have innovative features once the basis where there.

    Now I can improve it, adding layers over layers, on a simple base.

  7. Zinni

    Barney,

    I can’t agree with you more. If the biggest internet company there is can’t get away from the term Beta then there is a huge problem. A company with the resources of google should not have to hide behind a “Beta.”

    Continual Development is an ideal that shows progress, Beta says we still haven’t reached what could be considered a fully functional product. Anyone who has used gmail is very aware that it is a great and fully functional service.

  8. Bryan

    It’s a very annoying problem for me too, and when I’m elected President of this Dimension I’ll put it on my list of things to put a stop to, right after the perpetual label of “new” on all FM radio stations. That one annoys me 4x as much, and I don’t even listen to the radio!

  9. J. Jeffryes

    It all depends on what is meant by “beta.” In it’s original usage, it was a sign to users that not everything is working yet, that there would be some rough edges and poorly implemented features. And that they should alert the creators to any problems they find.

    In many cases today, it’s just like Barney said above. Beta is just a word that means “cool”, and is used to imply the site is cutting edge. When used that way, beta is a meaningless term.

    The silver lining here is that Eternal Beta can evolve into something that is good for everyone. The beauty of the web is that you can update a website any time, and your update is instantly available. That’s very different than the world of print, packaging, or product design. If Eternal Beta means that companies truly buy into the idea that their products are constantly evolving, with new features being rolled out all the time, then Eternal Beta is okay with me.

    J. Jeffryes’s latest post: Design Smarter: Avoid Negative Work

  10. Juan Medina

    What about those services that should be in Beta, but are not? Like Twitter…

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