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?
UEFA Euro 2016 has taken over France, with games taking place at 10 stadiums in 10 cities. Will your app thrive in these environments?
Competition in the mobile app market has led to a constant stream of relatively major news stories in the space.
If the Internet of Things has not affected you yet, it will soon. By 2032 it's expected that each person will be surrounded by up to 5,000 Internet-connected "things." This got me thinking about how connected we are today as individuals. Without a doubt, my cell phone has become an extension of my hand and I rely on my phone for so many things. The Internet of Things is allowing us to venture outside traditionally
Do you know why some web and mobile apps succeed better than others? Does anyone? We think we have some information that can help to answer these important questions. As part of our ongoing search to find out what helps people make great apps, in April 2016 we asked technical experts and business leaders questions about how they find success in delivering digital experiences across mobile and web platforms. Some themes were clear, some assumptions
What does a successful mobile app do? Here are some digital quality characteristics that will keep your users coming back for more: It quickly does what it promises to do (Uber finds you a ride, Waze gives you the fastest route to your destination) It's always easy to use and navigate It releases regular updates with useful new features It has no bugs (and if there are bugs, they're fixed quickly with an update) It
The mobile app market is booming, but the behaviors of consumers continue to change more rapidly than many developers and testers can keep up with, especially when it comes to mobile payments and privacy.
We've been writing a lot on this digital quality blog about what the digital experience looks like today. We've covered the the technical challenges and the business impact of delivering a great digital experiences across multiple devices, screen sizes, operating systems and browsers. Listen to an interview with Roi Carmel, Sr. VP of Products and Corporate Strategy: These themes and ideas have inspired three main areas where Perfecto has been investing its resources over the
Mobile apps have quickly become a central force in retail and marketing, with companies in the industry deploying more branded software to gain a strong following among their customers and prospects.
Customization, personalization, enhanced prospect targeting - all of these trends and more are weighing more heavily on the tactics of businesses, marketers, app developers and others today.
When it comes to building high-quality apps and websites on different devices and browsers, it's nearly impossible to keep pace with the market using manual testing or even test automation alone. Enterprise digital teams need a comprehensive, data-driven test strategy. The Ultimate Test Coverage Toolkit will help you keep pace, test better and ensure you are testing on the right digital platforms. Knowing which devices to test on, why they matter and how to build
If you're an organization that develops mobile apps, chances are you worry about test coverage. Do your Dev/Test/IT teams ask themselves the following questions? How many devices are really sufficient for our target users in their specific geographies? Which OS versions should these devices run on? How do we know that our customer analytics data will give us accurate information on what devices to test against? Should we be testing for future devices as well?