On the back of the Trillian 4 Sneak Preview the guys over at Trillian central are going to open up a registration script to sign up to be an Alpha tester. They expect it to be up some time today.
Apparently the word is that they underestimated just how many people would be interested in being a tester. So to combat that they are looking for people to apply to be one based on a few factors:
- Emailed an expression of interest ages ago
- Pro customer, with an expired subscription or not
- Wrote an expression of interest that covered who you are and why you should be a tester
- Numerical rank (FIFO)
These are not finalised just mooted possible criteria.
That is the general gist in any case. It seems fair to me. Although there is no word on how many “positions” they are giving away. Your guess is as good as mine, they keep their cards close to their chest in every respect. My advice would be that if you are keen then be quick because I think they will be flooded with applications.
Despite my love of new technology and an early adopter, I will not be applying. Attractive and tempting, yes. But the probable instability of the product is a deterrent as I need a reliable service. I also don’t need the hassle of buggy software. In addition to the fact that I really don’t have the time to do it justice. But the wait is driving me a bit nuts I must admit. In addition updates seem to have stalled on the current version, which I don’t blame them for (why bother?).
I am yet to extract a possible release date. Nor have they hinted as yet.
I will post the link for the registration page when it pops up on my radar.
Update: Cerulean Studios has opened up the application page for potential beta testers.