About Windows 10 Surface Windows 10 Surface machines are becoming popular laptops, so many enterprises are developing Windows applications for this platform. The default browser on these machines is Microsoft Edge, which has several form factors and can behave as a laptop or a tablet. In short, there’s a lot that’s new and different on these machines that can go wrong. Naturally, test automation is the appropriate direction for ensuring high quality of applications and
The IoT market is blooming, and so is the necessity for IoT testing. IDC projected in their last report that IoT spending will reach US $1.29 trillion in 2020. Other analysis show the number of devices and usages will be growing dramatically in the next few years: What is the Internet of Things? IoT is a very wide trend and refers to physical objects which wirelessly connect to networks using different protocols like WiFi, ZigBee,
As part of my research at Perfecto, I keep track of activities that customers use to improve the speed at which they deliver web and mobile apps through automated testing. My current role grants me visibility into aspects of the broader process of software delivery beyond that which a day job of coding, estimation, and standup meetings typically provides. I'm glad to share three key areas that help to improve velocity by driving quality into
Mobile Testing Background Have you ever been in a situation where you’re trying to hail a car service or find a nearby coffee shop and your phone location has you a few blocks away, and the circle covers a two miles radius? Understandably, it drives users nuts! This is why it's important to have mobile testing for your location-based app. Figure 1: Location accuracy could impact where your driver would pick you up. Many
There’s no doubt that the bulk of software delivery today relies on test automation through open-source test frameworks. In a recent blog post, we highlighted some of the main differences around the leading frameworks such as Appium, Selenium, Calabash, Espresso and XCTest UI. As a quick summary, the key points that were identified as critical for success in adopting an open-source is to have these 3 robust ingredients supporting that framework: 24x7 available and elastic
Performance Testing Has Evolved Performance testing does not resemble what it used to be, say, five years ago. When you examine the tools provided and their capabilities, they tell a story. Careful examination and tuning of the scalability, potential break points, and efficiency of backend services was the main objective. What changed? Here are a few pointers to get started: Digital transformation: The pivotal role played by mobile apps and web sites in the core
Development teams today in many cases become THE business. More and more organizations build their business strategy on digital channels – Web, mobile and social. Although developers spend most of their day in their IDE, developing new code and debugging – in many cases, those few development teams are responsible for hundreds of millions in company revenue. To address business needs, development teams need to move fast and be more agile, they need to be
Out-of-window user interaction is fairly common these days with desktop websites. Popups can be used to grab users’ attention or to serve a specific function that one may not want to deliver in the body of the page, etc. Some examples include login popup, and the ability to save or refresh a password in the browser. Recently, HTML5 added common popups which request access to user location, microphone, and memory. The latter, for example, allows
Insurance companies are making their way into the digital space after a slow uptake compared to fintech and retail verticals who have responded to the rapid digital disruption. There’s no denying that QA, test and dev teams in this industry face many hurdles in terms of rolling out quality mobile and web apps, and providing optimal UX across the many complex digital touch points associated with insurance transactions. The big question now is how
Communicating quality for your digital products across the organization is becoming a MUST. Having the ability to take data-driven decisions in real-time enables organizations to move faster and assure their customer digital experience. As activities are growing and teams become hybrid (as part of the move to agile workflows), it is hard to keep everyone on the same page. In most cases, team communications are increasingly noisy and overwhelmed by the large amount of data that
At AnDevCon in San Francisco last month, we asked other experts a simple question: “How is platform and device fragmentation in the Android ecosystem a challenge?” We had a chance to sit and talk with Alex Austin, CEO of Branch.io, to hear how he sees the importance of addressing device fragmentation and variety for web and native apps viewed on mobile devices. The Mobile Space is Nuts I mean pants on fire, bowl of
As we kick-off 2017, I am thrilled to release the most updated 6th edition of the Digital Test Coverage Index report, a guide to help you decide how to build your test lab. 2016 was an exciting year in the Digital space, and as usual, Q4 market movement is sure to impact 2017 development and testing plans. And it doesn't appear that the market is slowing down, with continued innovation expected this year. In this post, I will summarize the key
As a part of our weeklong series on “Getting Started with Mobile App Testing” today we look at Mobile Device Coverage. This is a topic we love here at Perfecto. Testing on a single device doesn’t mean that your app will work an all devices. And testing on every device in the world is simply un-doable. We’ll help you understand how to reach an adequate level of coverage to ensure app compatibility on devices actually
FY 2017 is just around the corner and it is that time of the year when technology trends and predictions are starting to spread all over. As your organization leadership is probably setting the strategic goals for 2017 inline with the market demands, challenges, and trends, it would be smart to validate your digital plans during this planning. Industry digitalization FY 2017 will involve dramatically the enablement of Digital Technology Platforms as Gartner, Inc. predicted
In Agile environments today, a great digital experience is a prerequisite. Organizations are expected to have an efficient mobile testing strategy and release apps quickly across devices and operating systems. However, without visibility into your test results, it's hard to deliver high-quality apps. What makes up a successful reporting tool? Consider these characteristics: It should fit into the Agile mindset of fast feedback and frequent releases. Accessible via the web and be self-generated on-demand by
As a mobile evangelist at Perfecto, I spend a lot of my time observing the mobile and web space and following major iPhone and Android device trends. Recently, I crossed the aisle from iPhone to Android after being an Apple user for two years. I replaced my iPhone 6 Plus -- which I had been using as a personal and work-related device -- with a Google Nexus 6P phablet. While the Apple faithful may strongly
Technology has made the cost of switching banks, airlines, or telecom providers extremely low. After all, information is easily accessible across the globe, and innovation and disruption are a constant. Any digital experience secret sauce a company has today is fleeting as the market rapidly shifts. To create a sustainable advantage in the digital economy, you must consistently make customers feel good about your brand. "Know thy customer" has never been more important. McDonald's was
When testing a mobile app, teams should always keep in mind the real world user conditions that impact user experiences. One essential user condition for your testing strategy is popular applications that users run consistently such as Spotify, Waze and Facebook. How will your app perform when these apps are competing for device resources? In our newly-available edition of our Digital Test Coverage Index report, we've partnered with App Annie to help teams get closer
The rate of new technology adoption has been accelerating at a staggering pace. When it comes to mobile devices, updating operating systems has become a no-brainer -- people assume they're getting the new feature-packed release shortly after it's become available. Hence, the frequency of these releases makes mobile app testing an imperative for every digital enterprise. Some adoption stats iOS 9 crossed 50% adoption a mere 11 days after its launch in Sept. 2015. By
If you're anything like me, you've been using financial services apps a lot more lately. A few years ago the idea of accessing banking information on a smartphone would give me anxiety. Now I'm comfortably dependent on my financial apps to pay bills and transfer money. The apps are just easy to use, and frequent security alerts and email updates have curbed my anxiety about privacy issues. It's clear that big banks are committed to
Evolving mobile user habits have a major effect on the decision to build responsive websites.
Here's a mobile news summary covering artificial intelligence in retail, CVS's Beacon connection and Facebook's unique app testing strategy.
I'm sure you've heard about companies "going digital." In part, this refers to replacing physical experiences like visiting a brick-and-mortar store with delivering a great digital experience via mobile apps or websites. But, presenting a united digital experience for every web, app, or IoT user sometimes means breaking down the barriers between business, creative and development. Truly "going digital" is about consolidating internal teams and resources. The idea is to bring web, mobile and social
When was the last time you locked your keys in your car? Personally, I've done this half a dozen times. And getting a locksmith out to your car is time-consuming and frustrating. Now imagine a world where you can remotely lock/unlock your car or more, all from your phone or even through a web portal. The connected care is not a future scenario -- it's happening today. Will a connected car be in your driveway?