In these days Web 2.0 becoming much more popular and used by millions of internet users. Therefore, WEb 2.0 applications must go through a tasting stage “Beta”. In the Beta stage developers use it to continue to release new features, fix mistakes, and let the user to test the application. According to O’Reilly how stats that “users must be treated as co-developers”.
Todays example is a GroupOn application, which I am going to explain two things in this application what is it and how it works.
What is it : GroupOn is a web 2.0 application launched in 2008 in Chicago US, and its stuff is estimated more than 1000 people. GroupOn provide a daily deal in your local city. these deals are mainly activities to do, something to eat, or something to buy in more than 500 markets and 44 countries.
When this applications launched it launched in a beta version
How it works: First The member of GroupOn will receive his/her email, Facebook, or Twitter for daily deals. Then, when the user get the deal he/she can see the time left for the deal, Price, actual value, Discount %, how much the user will save in this deal, how many people bought the deal. Moreover, the user can share this deal on Twitter, e-mail, or Facebook. Also, the user can buy this deal for a friend as a gift.
So this leads us to the question of this blog, Are you going to join a web 2.0 application in its Beta stage? Why?