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COVID-19 update: Google is prioritizing everyone's health and safety, this may impact UX Research. Learn More

Help us to improve the Android Developer Experience

Your feedback is important to us

Whether you are a professional Android App Developer, a hobbyist, or just learning, we'd love to hear your feedback. Sign up to participate in our user research studies and influence how Google evolves the tools, APIs, and guidance for millions of people around the world. If your profile is a fit for one of our upcoming studies, you'll be the first to try new features or capabilities within products such as Android Studio, Firebase, and the Android Platform.

If one of our studies is a good fit for you, we'll get in touch with details and next steps. Most participants will receive a thank-you gift, such as a gift card, as a token of our appreciation.

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How does it work?

A sign up form

Sign up

Tell us a little about yourself by filling out a questionnaire to help us determine if an upcoming research study would be a good fit for you.

Two chat boxes

Participate

If your profile fits, we’ll send a follow-up questionnaire and details about next steps, including time and research method.

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Get rewarded

Enjoy a gift card or a donation to your favorite charity as a token of our thanks. We’ll tell you what the reward will be in advance.

 

Find out more

Signing up

What kind of participants are you looking for?

All kinds. You don’t need to be a Google user, computer expert, or technology enthusiast to sign up. Anyone who is over the age of 18 and has ever used the internet in any way can join the program.

How soon will you contact me?

We want to make sure that the studies you participate in are a good fit for you. That’s why we can’t guarantee that everyone who applies will end up participating. If we do contact you, it may not be right away because we will be waiting for a study that’s a good match. We may contact you at any point as long as you remain registered.

If I sign up, will you send me spam or sell my information to other companies?

No. All the information you provide is kept confidential in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy. We only use it to help us find suitable participants for our research studies. We, or an outside agency working on our behalf, would only contact you if we wanted to invite you to participate in a study or needed to clarify some information you provided.

Why does Google collect my personal information such as ethnicity, gender and disabilities?

Google seeks to design inclusive product experiences for everyone. To do this well, it’s important for us to get feedback from everyone. We collect this information to ensure an inclusive and diverse participant pool that is representative of our society. All of these questions are optional and your information is kept confidential in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

I signed up, but I’ve decided I don’t want to participate. How do I opt out?

You can opt out at any time by completing the opt-out form.

Participating in a study

What exactly will I be doing in these studies?

Google runs a variety of study types. You may be invited to participate in any of the following studies:

Remote usability study

In these studies, we’ll gather your feedback via a screen-sharing session with a researcher where you may be asked questions or provide feedback about a process or design. You can be almost anywhere in the world, but you’ll need to have a high-speed internet connection.

Giving feedback at a Google office

This works best for people who live close to one of our offices. Typically, you'll meet one-on-one with a Google Researcher who'll ask you some questions about your experiences with our products or technology in general.

To keep everyone safe during COVID-19, please check the invitation from your Google contact for relevant information on entering a Google office.

Long-form study

These studies require a small amount of activity every day for several days or weeks. Google researchers will ask you to respond to questions or take notes based on your experience using a product.

Surveys

For these studies, we’ll simply send you a survey form to fill out. Please note that we don’t typically offer a gift for participating in a survey.

Thank-you gift

What is a "Thank-you gift"?

This is Google's way of providing a gift as a way of saying thanks to people who participate in research studies, to help improve our products and experiences.

When will I receive my gift?

If your session is eligible for a thank-you gift, you should receive it three to five business days after completing your session. Please note that not all study participants will receive a thank-you gift.

Help shape the future of Google

Your feedback will make it possible for us to continue our mission of building a more helpful Google for everyone – no matter who they are, where they live, or what they want to accomplish.