Beta Phase

TimeKeeper247 is in the “Beta” phase of development. You might be wondering what that means and whether it is safe to download and use the app.

The following few paragraphs are an excerpt from an excellent article by Joel Lee.

What Does “Beta Software” Really Mean? by Joel Lee

The beta phase begins when a product propels from “functional but hideous” to “polished and ready to go.” Bugs are hunted down and fixed, features are improved or revamped for maximum usability, the interface and graphics receive an overhaul, and performance issues are optimized. Even though beta testing occurs as the third step in development, it can often be the longest phase because there are so many aspects to test.

The beta phase is typically initiated when a developer opens up a product to those who haven’t been involved in development. A closed beta is a limited release where only those who have been given access can test the software while an open beta or public beta is a free (as in liberty) release that allows anyone to download and try it out.

What to expect from beta software: You should expect a beta product to be “feature complete,” meaning that everything that’s intended to be in the final product has been implemented. You may experience major and minor bugs that break certain portions of the product, but rarely will you find critical bugs that require immediate attention. Beta software can go through a lot of changes, so expect frequent patches and updates.

So TimeKeeper247 is definitely ready and able to be used. Click the following link to go to the download page – Download TimeKeeper247