Using a beta browser

Using a Beta browser? Read this first…

If you’re like me, you like to keep up to date with all the latest web technology.  Whenever a new version of a web browser is released I can’t wait to upgrade to see what’s new.

I also like to use beta web browsers to see what’s in the pipeline for future releases.

What is ‘beta’?

A beta release is a tech term for test.  A development team may work for many weeks, or months on writing a new update to your favourite software, web browser or website.  Once all the coding is done, they’ll release it to some, or all users to test.  This is where you really find out if there are any problems, bugs or major user issues that need to be fixed before it is finally put ‘into production’ and sent out as an update.

What’s this got to do with easyfundraising?

Well quite a lot really.  Your web browser is the only link that we have between you, and your purchases and donations. If you use a beta version of a browser, as it’s untested, it could prevent our system from tracking your sales and passing on the resulting donation to your cause.

So what should you do?

We strongly recommend not using beta versions of web browsers when using easyfundraising.  It’s fine to continue using beta browsers when surfing around or generally using the internet but when it comes to using easyfundraising, it’s probably better to stick to the current (and fully tested) versions of web browsers to ensure your donation reaches your cause.

If you have any comments or questions about this, please add a comment and I’ll be happy to help.

Stuart, easyfundraising