Google has just released its new major platform code name "Nougat" (7.0). Along with the excitement of a new platform introduction, there are important implications on existing apps, test scenarios and Android product release schedules. First, let's clarify that most of the Nexus devices such as 6, 9, 5X, 6P and the Pixel C tablet (older devices like Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 won't get this update) are eligible to get an upgrade through the Beta program enrollment.
As mobile apps become more prevalent in our personal and professional lives, industry leaders are seeking ways to make their apps even better. We saw this idea of continual app improvement played out in mobile testing news stories this week. Some highlights: Google's 'Duo' becomes available for both Android and iOS; Hilton's CMO discusses Hilton's mobile app features; Google adds new functionality to its augmented reality platform; and PC Tech Magazine outlines the ways in
Here are the mobile testing topics in the news this week that got us excited. Netflix realizes its Internet speed testing website needed an app; TechRepublic breaks down what makes a mobile app successful; Bloomberg reports on the accelerated pace of connected cars and IoT; and a UK train ticket service uses customer analytics to improve mobile testing and digital quality. Read on for more details. Netflix Launches FAST Speed Test App for Simple Connection
Now is a good time to look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the Pokemon Go mobile app.
By now, everyone has heard about the new Pokemon GO mobile app.
Aside from the wild world of mobile gaming, apps are becoming far more focused on function rather than bells and whistles.
Competition in the mobile app market has led to a constant stream of relatively major news stories in the space.
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.
App downtime can be extremely costly, and it does not take long for the losses to stack up.
The Internet of Things can be viewed as one of the greatest opportunities to technologists in history, or as the biggest headache.
Virtual reality is set to revolutionize the that way businesses deliver customer experiences. But what platforms will consumers use? Here's a look at the four major VR headset releases in 2016.
Today we're excited to announce support for Android N Developer Preview in the Perfecto Continuous Quality Lab. This new feature improves how mobile app development teams approach Android testing. Released on March 9 in a surprise move by Google (which usually unveils developer previews at Google I/O in May), Android N is expected to land in Q3 of this year. While Android Marshmallow is still ramping up and the majority of Android devices are still
To err is human, especially in mobile app development. But when a brand like Apple makes a mistake, consumers and developers aren't quick to forgive or forget.
For this Valentine's Day, let's talk about the apps features that everyone loves.
Twitter experienced some downtime on Jan. 19, 2016, and as a result, consumers sought out alternative channels through which to voice concerns. There are lessons here for both technical and marketing teams.
Three weeks ago, for New Year’s Eve, some of my girlfriends and I decided to head down south to Austin, TX for the slightly-warmer weather, the endless supply of barbecue, and all the Friday Night Lights feels that Austin has to offer. If you haven’t experienced all that is Austin, I recommend it. Just don't try dieting while you’re there. But this isn't a travel piece. This is about the moment I realized my entire
As we wrap up another year, we thought it would be fun and informative to take a look back at the mobile devices, operating system updates and trends that hit the market this year. Let's start with this bird's-eye view graphic of the important releases that made 2015 such an innovative year in mobile. Mobile Market 2015 Retrospective Calendar (Source: Perfecto's Digital Test Coverage Index report) There were more than 30 significant smartphones
If you're a Visual Studio user, we have an early Christmas present for you: a fully-managed mobile testing lab integrated into the Visual Studio IDE. Go beyond functional testing and test end-user conditions early in your SDLC process with Perfecto's cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab (CQ Lab) integrated into Visual Studio. In a prior blog post, Perfecto announced how we've teamed up with Microsoft to help enterprises deliver apps faster and become more Agile by enabling
We're happy to announce Perfecto has made the shortlist in the 2015-2016 Cloud Awards Program. Now in its fifth year, the Cloud Awards accept entries from across the globe, including the U.S., Canada, Australasia and EMEA. Entries are accepted from organizations of any size and include start-ups and government agencies. This year's categories include Best Software as a Service, Data Innovation of the Year, "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution and Most Promising Start-Up. Perfecto has
Simply put, mobile devices will steer shopping this holiday season, but how exactly and what can your brand do to ensure continuous quality?
TODAY’S A BIG DAY IN PERFECTO HISTORY Today’s the day, the new biggest day in Perfecto history, the day we announce our round of biggest funding yet, $35M. And I must say I am so proud to be a part of it. I’m new here, so allow me to introduce myself. I’m Rainer Gawlick, former President of Perfecto Mobile, based in Boston. Eran Yaniv, Perfecto’s CEO says hello (or Shalom) from Israel. If you are
iOS 9 has been a major release for Apple, but not without some kinks. Bugs that, for example, make the lock screen vulnerable and the "Slide to upgrade" feature ineffective, were reported in the week after the iOS 9 release. Some of the bugs were remedied by a quick update, iOS 9.0.1. Yesterday, Apple announced a second update, iOS 9.0.2, to address several other bug fixes and improvements, including: A glitch with the setting that
Three words crushed the souls of million of iPhone and iPad users on iOS 9 launch day: "Software update failed."
With the release of iOS 9 and new devices, mobile app dev/testers should be on high alert. There are going to be implications for new and existing apps in the market -- whether they are B2B or B2C apps. Let's look at the following categories to help assess the "hit" iOS 9 will have on your existing products and processes. Environment and lab With the iOS 9 release -- officially available for download on Sept.