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Developer Sandbox

A simulated environment to test your HITs.

About the Sandbox

The Mechanical Turk Developer Sandbox is a simulated environment that lets you test your applications and Human Intelligence Tasks (HITs) prior to publication in the marketplace.

Benefits:

  • Free to use for registered Mechanical Turk requesters. Fees will not be withdrawn and payments are not made to Worker accounts.
  • Has functional parity with the production website.
  • Requires only a URL change to configure your application to work against the developer sandbox or the production website.

Get Started

To access the sandbox, you will need a Mechanical Turk Requester account and, in order to access the sandbox programmatically, you will need an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.

Requester Site Sandbox

You can create test HITs in the Requester Sandbox to make sure your design or application works.

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Worker Site Sandbox

You can view HITs created in the Requester Sandbox to see how they will appear to Workers.

Visit the Worker Sandbox »

Sandbox FAQs

How do I use the Developer Sandbox?

How do I configure my application to use the Developer Sandbox?

What features of Mechanical Turk are not supported in the Developer Sandbox?

What are the guidelines and policies for the Developer Sandbox?

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Developer Forum

Have a question about the Application Program Interface (API) or Command Line Tools (CLTs)? Post your questions and comments in the developer forum.

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