Rainforest

Rainforest QA allows one to create tests for a website in plain English, then run them across all major browsers with a single click. Powered by human intelligence.



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Rainforest in the press

May 7, 2016

How Rainforest Made a Successful Pivot Asking Customers One Question

Back in 2012, Stevens-Smith noticed that Rainforest, the company he founded, was about to fail. Surprisingly enough, most of the answers were similar, and what those users really needed was help with quality assurance (QA). Fred Stevens-Smith believes that Rainforest has the potential to eliminate the need for companies to have their own QA teams; that can be costly and limited. So much that Rainforest is already working to train artificial intelligence (AI) to do so, by having it learn how humans use apps. He hopes that, in two years, eight of every ten of Rainforest’s testers will be robots.

April 6, 2016

This startup pays 58,000 strangers to break your favourite apps

Rainforest Rainforest CEO Fred Stevens-SmithIn the summer of 2012, Rainforest was struggling. With 58,000 Rainforest testers all over the world who have taken on these assignments, the testing gets done fast. Rainforest Sample Rainforest test results. Rainforest A sample Rainforest test. But within the next 18 to 24 months, Stevens-Smith says that he’s hoping to get Rainforest’s testers to be 80% robots, 20% humans.

April 5, 2016

Rainforest CEO Fred Stevens-Smith interview

Rainforest CEO Fred Stevens-Smith and cofounder Russell Smith had been accepted into Y Combinator, the prestigious startup mentorship program. With 58,000 Rainforest testers all over the world who have taken on these assignments, the testing gets done fast. But within the next 18 to 24 months, Stevens-Smith says that he's hoping to get Rainforest's testers to be 80% robots, 20% humans. It's not quite as easy as setting up an Amazon Web Services account, Stevens-Smith says, but it's getting more automated all the time. Rainforest's software monitors the tester's behavior and it's delivered back to the customer as soon as Rainforest has gathered enough useful input.