Baidu officially released its Open Beta Test Platform last Tuesday, a convenient “one-stop shop” for users interested in participating the latest Baidu products testing.
Upon signing in, users will discover a personal center, a mission assignment square, an on-the-spot survey column, a gifts center, and an accomplishment column. Users can click on the button “receive mission” to begin testing the product right away. New users can find newbie instruction guides and detailed information on the user points accumulation system under the Platform Strategy column, and begin maneuvering effortlessly through the platform in no time.
Internet users can detect bugs, participate in research surveys and take part in various other platform survey functions to win cash prizes, mobile hard disk drives, mobile top-up cards, and Apple products. Hardcore Baidu fans can also choose to redeem points accumulated through participation for Baidu memorabilia such as Baidu mugs and Baidu shoulder bags.
Some of the products and upgrades currently available for testing include Baidu Mobile Map, Baidu Search, English labeling function and synonyms labeling function.
Baidu Open Beta Test Platform will certainly help in Baidu’s product development process and the Chinese IT industry as other leading IT companies may follow and launch similar platforms.