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

  • Global Activity
  • Testing Area
  • Priorities and Labels
  • Email Notifications
  • Global Activity
  • Testing Area
  • Priorities and Labels
  • Email Notifications

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Companies
  • Reports
  • Google Docs Integration
  • Basecamp and FogBugz Import

DESKTOP CLIENT

  • Capture Screenshots
  • Record Videos
  • Browse Projects
  • Attach Files to Item

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

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

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