Developers, Are You Bugged By Bug Tracking? Give Bontq A Test Drive

If you are a developer of cloud computing services it makes sense to use a cloud-based bug tracking system such as Bontq which has been in development for two years and the maturity shows in the level of facilities within the package. Now I am not a developer – I have done a fair whack of beta testing but that doesn’t really count- so I have no first hand knowledge of what developers need in way of feedback, etc so I will rely on what is on the web site to give you an idea of what Bontq offers.

Andy Zwerdling from Bontq fired off an email to me saying: “The key feature of Bontq is it’s Desktop Client. Using it you can make screenshots, capture videos and attach them right to your new or existing items. Web interface provides a lot of features as well – projects, tasks, test cases, Google docs integration, import from fogbugz and basecamp, custom priorities, labels and more…” but checking out the site he undersells it.

The service has three key areas with various sublevels which are:

BUG TRACKING
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

DESKTOP CLIENT

The screenshot of the dashboard below gives a better idea of what you can handle from within Bontq.

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Unlike some webside cloud services there is no freemium option but the pricing structure looks very reasonable as the screenshot below shows.

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There is, however, a 30 day free trial which enables you to give the service a thorough test drive.

Kevin Tea is a journalist and marketing communications professional who has worked for some of the leading blue chip companies in the UK and Europe. In the 1990s he became interested in how emerging Internet-based technologies could change the way that people worked and became an administrator on the Telework Europa Forum on CompuServe. With other colleagues he took part in a four year European Commission sponsored project to look at the way that the Internet could benefit remote communities. His blog is a resource for SMEs who want to use cloud computing and Web 2.0 technologies.