How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
Testing your app for the holidays
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Eran Kinsbruner
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and retailers of all sizes have already been busy preparing - and in some cases bracing - for the upcoming surge in traffic that is expected to hit their websites and mobile shopping apps this holiday season. Salesforce is predicting that mobile devices will drive 68 percent of all holiday shopping traffic this year,...
Mobile app testing automation software Panya Test Center v2
Monday, February 5, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Panaya announced the availability of Panaya Test Center 2.0 (PTC), a test acceleration platform that helps organizations drive innovation by accelerating and standardizing enterprise application testing. PTC 2.0 introduces machine learning capabilities that automatically create real-life test cases based on actual usage, improving testing relevance and efficiency while ...
How to avoid flaky automated testing results
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Flaky tests are the bane of any tester’s existence, forcing them to spend precious time on non-functional issues. This slows down the product lifecycle and lowers an organization’s confidence in functional testing, which also decreases the likelihood of development teams writing end-to-end tests.End-to-end tests measure readiness for deployment by ensuring that the appl...
ZeroTurnaround launches XRebel Hub performance monitoring tool
Friday, September 22, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
ZeroTurnaround has launched XRebel Hub, an Application Performance Management (APM) tool built for the development and testing phases of app development. Traditional APM tools focus on the production phase and are often geared to the operations function. The problem with relying solely on this traditional approach is that 80 percent of performance issues make it to prod...
IDERA acquires Sencha to provide web developer tools
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Richard Harris
IDERA, Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire Sencha, a web application development platform. Sencha will be integrated with Embarcadero, IDERA, Inc.’s developer tools division.Sencha’s Web Application Development Platform empowers companies to design, develop and test cross-platform web applications for desktops, tablets and smartphones. IDERA also noted that "in r...
A poor tester blames his tools
Friday, August 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
We've all heard that an artist is only as good as his tools. But does that ring true for app testing? The shear number of application testing products may seem overwhelming at first, but finding the most efficient environment for your app can be the difference between success and failure. Asaf Saar is the Director of Product Management at Sauce Labs, a company that deve...
How mobile app testing has changed
Friday, August 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Technologies are rapidly evolving and ways of testing them are changing too. But one thing remains true - product quality must be high. Therefore, it is important to have a clear vision on how you will guarantee that your product is working as planned. Depending on the project, you can build your own testing team, hire professional consultants or do a combination of bot...
Atlassian JIRA gets a new exploratory testing tool
Thursday, July 13, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Tricentis has released an exploratory testing tool available as a native add-on for Atlassian JIRA. The Tricentis session-based exploratory testing tool simplifies the planning, documentation, and reporting of exploratory testing directly within the JIRA environment - with full traceability between exploratory test results and the associated JIRA issues. Explorator...
Stopping the crashes inside your app
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by Hannah Levenson
If you are a mobile app developer (and we'll take a wild guess and say you probably are, or are at least linked to the industry in some way), then your apps have most likely been downloaded, used a bit – crashed – and then users deleted it.We can confidently say this is the norm for many apps because:Various market studies (like this one from Crittercism) ha...
Localizing Apps: Start Early to Cut Complexity
Thursday, August 6, 2015 by Benoit Jurion
The mobile application marketplace is booming – by 2017 Portio Research estimates the number of mobile users will grow to 4.4 billion, half of whom will come from Asia. These numbers are staggering, and also speak to the necessity for localizing apps.Developers understand this need – in a survey of 274 developers conducted at Microsoft BUILD, an annual conference where ...
Upgrade to Facebook Graph API v2.0 or Your App Will Break
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Richard Harris
Facebook’s Graph API v2.0 is the new Login and a Login Review process where Facebook looks at and approves any permissions that your app requests beyond public profile, e-mail and friend list. The clock is ticking for all apps requesting these additional permissions to undergo review by April 30, 2015, when Facebook will deprecate Graph API v1.0. Not doing so could...
How to Save the Enterprise App after the End of TestFlight
Sunday, February 22, 2015 by Ran Rachlin
When Apple officially shutters its TestFlight beta testing service on February 26, many development teams who have been working with TestFlight will be forced to switch their testing processes to the iTunes Connect Testing service or to search for other alternatives.As builds from old TestFlight versions will not be transferred automatically, developers will need to set...
Sending the Baby on the Right Path: Quality Assurance as it Relates to Localization of Apps
Friday, August 22, 2014 by Tobias Scherf
Let's just admit it: at first glance, "quality assurance" doesn’t have a particularly sexy ring. It might even sound dry and tedious and repetitive. But in the localization world, we think QA is anything but dry and tedious. Sure, it might be a wee bit repetitive, but this is the stage when the localized app finally comes to life for us. After all the time spent on...
Amazon Now Offers Free Live App Testing Service for Developers
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
Amazon is launching a new tool for mobile developers called Live App Testing to help distribute apps in the Amazon Appstore by providing access to a pre-defined set of testers before going live. The testers will be able to sample the full suite of Amazon services - including in-app purchasing - against Amazon’s production environment, to help ensure an ap...
Load Impact Releases Cloud Based App Load Testing Software as a Service
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Load Impact has released its cloud-based load testing Software as a Service for mobile apps, APIs and websites that can simulate traffic generated from a variety of mobile operating systems, popular browsers, and mobile networks including 3G, GSM and LTE.According to the company only about half of companies with mobile sites or apps today currently test their mobile cod...
Facebook Open Sources Tweaks Rapid Prototyping Tool for iOS App Development
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Facebook has open sourced on Github its Tweaks rapid prototyping tool which provides an easy way to fine-tune an iOS app.According to Facebook: The best way to improve an app is to use it every day. Even when ideas can be tested out in advance — for example, with Origami — it can still take some time with the app to see how it works in practice.Occasional...
Growth Continues in the Enterprise App Market as Activations Rise
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Most enterprises are still trying to figure out a long term mobile strategy, however that does not stop them from activating enterprise apps.Good Technology’s recent report shows that businesses with a more established mobile approach are now focused on deploying the types of apps that can increase employee productivity and encourage collaboration, which are u...
Synechron and Mobile Labs Partner to Enterprise Mobile Application Testing
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Ron Beaman
Synechron has announced that it will offer secure, hosted mobile app testing offerings to its clients through Mobile Labs’ solutions, including the internal cloud-based testing platform, deviceConnect.Mobile Labs services enable enterprises to deliver mobile applications for Android, iOS and Windows platforms, while also helping manage mobile devices in a private, ...
Increase Your App Rating, One Mobile Test at a Time
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Josh Galde
There’s nothing worse than taking the time to develop your mobile app for release, only to discover that it is not loading, has bugs, or even worse - crashes. The result of these failures in a mobile-centric, get-it-now world can be catastrophic to an enterprise mobile business.
Developing mobile apps is extremely expensive and quality is often sidestepped due to the ...
Unity3D: For Beginners and Professionals
Friday, October 11, 2013 by Jeff Sasmor
More than likely you've already
heard of Unity3D; in fact, there's a
good chance you're already a user.
With more than 1.7 million registered
developers, Unity is on its
way to becoming as ubiquitous as
mobile phones. Users range from
hobbyists, students, and Indie
developers like me, all the way up
to big-name game studios and
companies doing simulation ...
Don't Miss the App Developer Weekly News Roundup
Saturday, October 5, 2013 by Richard Harris
Top Stories for the week of 10/5/2013App Marketing 101; Crush the Competition and Rule the App StoreWhen you’re wrapped up with writing code or testing your app one last time, thinking about marketing it might be the last thing in your mind. After all, building an app is a big accomplishment. But it is just step one on your path to achieving your goals. Whether you’re b...
Artisan Mobile Release Latest Version of Optimize
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Stuart Parkerson
Artisan Mobile has released the latest version of its Artisan Optimize, a platform app testing and modification, allowing developers to make real-time changes to the app user interface without re-writing code or re-submitting to app stores.
The biggest news in the release is Android support, which now allows developers with apps on iOS and Android to use the Optimize...