Microsoft moving Lumia app beta trials to UserVoice website

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Microsoft is switching websites for its long running Lumia app beta trials from a dedicated site to one that is hosted by UserVoice, which is already being used by the company to obtain feedback on future versions of its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone, along with its Xbox One console.

In their final message on the Lumia Beta Labs page, the company said that the site will shut down on September 5. After that date, all of its will be redirected to the new UserVoice hosted site. Microsoft says:

"There you will find info about ongoing trials, instructions to install beta apps, and notes about app features and known issues. And for each beta app there is a feedback forum where you can give feedback about the apps, vote on others' feedback, and interact with the teams developing the apps."

Microsoft is still offering beta versions of a number of Windows Phone apps made for Lumia devices, such as the Camera app, Nokia Conference and more. What do you think about the decision to move the Lumia beta app feedback to a UserVoice site?

Thanks to N_LaRUE for the tip!

Source: Lumia Beta Labs, Lumia Beta apps on UserVoice


Reader comments

Microsoft moving Lumia app beta trials to UserVoice website


It would be nice if uservoice had an app...or if they had a link in the programs so you could send feedback from the app your in

Seems to be a logical next step. Plus getting a few extra bits of user votes and such since people browsing for beta apps will already be in the site to give that important feedback.

It's for conference calls. My mother uses it for her job constantly, because she's always on a conference call. She absolutely loves it.

The dev preview has been anything but a mess to everyone except those who don't understand what a dev preview is.

Lol any product with a beta status is likely to have bugs.. The problem is some people don't seem to realize that or just tend to ignore it... How can you expect a finished product when the title or description clearly tells you it is still in beta

They should also move the Facebook Beta app there. And most certainly they should put Live Lock Screen Beta, and maybe they should  rename it to Alpha...

Funny enough UserVoice does not even have a Windows Phone app, why would Microsoft use services of a company that have no interest in supporting their platform.

Yeah, I think they're using a service that is already there. You can use the mobile web version and it works fine on internet explorer on WP. Maybe they chose it not because the staff behind the service chose to (or to not) support windows phone, but because the service itself provides good enough value for them as developers and for the user base as users.