I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing: What DevTest Teams Can Learn From Darth Vader’s Wins and Losses

Developers of all skill sets learned a lot from Star Wars, whether they realized it or not, as we covered in our last post. However, what about another critical role in the firm, the DevTest team lead? Darth Vader, one of the most well-known figures in pop culture, happens to be a manager and offers a lot in the way of learning from others – both mistakes and failures. Don’t: Ignore risks that seem small.

Verizon Nexus 6 Available for Testing On in Perfecto Mobile Cloud

In order to keep your mobile app up to date in the demanding and constantly evolving mobile market, it is important to keep up with device releases and changes, operating system updates and end-user feedback. Even if your mobile application source code remained unchanged, but a new reference device (such as the Nexus 6 coming from Verizon tomorrow) has launched, you better make sure that your mobile apps works - if you don't your end-users

Apple Watch is Bringing Us Places that We Don’t Even Know About Yet

Apple did what Apple does best yesterday, they previewed a new device which was not the first of its kind (we've got a lot of smart watches in our cloud!) but definitely the most anticipated. And as the founder of Perfecto Mobile, getting to play with gadgets is a huge perk of the job for me. Apple, Android, bring it on - I love my gadgets. I'm particularly enthused about Apple Watch because I truly

We’re Previewing a Hybrid Cloud Testing Lab that Supports Location-based and Internet of Things Testing at Mobile World Congress

Were you at Mobile World Congress? Perfecto previewed our next generation cloud based testing solution, LocalLink, a new extension to its Continuous Quality Lab. Why is LocalLink so important you ask? LocalLink addresses location-based quality needs and testing of Internet of Things (IoT); it expands tests coverage and capabilities, mitigates risks that businesses face in releasing faulty apps, and improves the velocity of the app delivery process to accelerate overall time to market. Cloud Based

Mobile Dev & Test Meetup – Feb 11 in Cambridge, MA

We at Perfecto Mobile are hosting a Mobile Dev & Test Meetup - join our Director of Technology, Uzi Eilon and share mobile dev & test best practices, learn about mobile app pitfalls and fine-tuned techniques for releasing powerful and well-functioning apps! REGISTER HERE! We are excited about the first Mobile Dev-Test Boston Meetup and look forward to your enthusiastic participation. DATE: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM LOCATION: Cambridge Innovation

Leveraging Real Network Conditions As Part Of The Continuous Quality Processes

As the digital experience becomes key for organizations to offer end-users and a high user experience based on mobile moments, it is important to understand the environment in which mobile apps are "living" in.   We have taken to calling a mobile app's environment as a wind tunnel - many different conditions and "states" occur, causing mobile apps (Web and Native) running on various screens (Smartphones, Tablets, Wearables) to behave differently with functionality and performance

BlackBerry OS 10 Available for Testing Apps

As the leader in mobile app testing and provider of the Continuous Quality Lab, it's important for us to stay on top of all mobile market changes and support the newest devices, operating systems and mobile app development and test tools as they become available. Continually expanding our Continuous Quality Lab requires near-zero turnaround to support the rapid evolution of our marketplace; providing our customers with the ability to access devices and new OSs ASAP allows

3 Things Every Mobile App Team Should Know About Third Party Content

During the effort to integrate SmartBear’s AlertSite UXM into our Continuous Quality Lab's Monitoring solution we swapped stories about our own experiences with poorly performing apps. Two came to mind, the WatchESPN failure during the USA versus Germany World Cup match and a mobile banking app based on a third party platform. These discussions prompted the focus on third party content's impact on performance and availability. For mobile apps, performance is only as strong as

What we learned about #ContinuousQuality

Earlier today we hosted our first Tweetchat on the subject of Continuous Quality. Big thanks to everyone who turned out - was a great discussion and we truly appreciate your input! Shout out to our friend Jean Ann Harrison and partners CloudBees and Neotys who joined too! We learned a lot about improving the quality of mobile apps - how to define Continuous Quality, how it can help mobile app dev/test teams, who should care

Join our #ContinuousQuality Tweetchat Tomorrow!

Join Perfecto Mobile, highly-experienced thought leader Jean Ann Harrison, our partners CloudBees, Neotys and others , plus industry analysts TOMORROW, DEC 4th in a discussion around CONTINUOUS QUALITY, the latest concept to hit mobile app testing. We're even giving away a FitBit to the top tweeter! Our SVP Product and Strategy, Roi Carmel @RoiCarmel, tomorrow at 1PM ET on Twitter as he answers your questions and shares his experience with Continuous Quality. Log on to

The ‘Aha!’ Moment of Continuous Quality

We have heard, multiple times, about the pressures that teams are under to deliver mobile applications faster and faster. Delivering apps faster sounds like a simple need, but when analyzed we see that the challenges are not linear and often require paradigm shift to achieve the required result. Organizations are moving to mobile as a platform for their business model at an ever growing pace. I've spent a lot of time interviewing our enterprise customers

Google Nexus 9: Available in Perfecto Mobile’s Continuous Quality Lab Before Release

As a continuation to the previous post on the fresh new mobile devices (tablets, phablets and smartphones) available in our Continuous Quality Lab, we are happy to announce the availability of the newly announced Google Nexus 9 tablet by HTC which is now connected and available for mobile app development and testing in our various cloud deployments. See Google Nexus 9 in our UI below.   This new Nexus device has an 8.9'' screen size

New devices available in the Perfecto Mobile cloud!

Keeping up with the dynamics of the mobile market is not easy, however it is essential to continuously meet customer demands and deliver new devices and OS releases.   Just as an example for the service awareness which Perfecto Mobile is supporting, we were able to provide our customers support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ within 1 hour of release to stores!.   Perfecto Mobile recently announced its support for the latest iOS8.x and Android

Mobile App Development: Continuous Integration or Eventual Failure

What got you here won’t get you there. Not only is this the title of Marshall Goldsmith’s best-selling business book, it’s also what every mobile app developer should be telling themselves about traditional enterprise development methodologies. So what will help mobile app developers get to the next level? In our view, a commitment to agile development and continuous integration (CI). But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what Gartner analysts Van L. Baker and

Perfecto Mobile Supports Android Lollipop on the Same Day as Google Releases It

Today, Google announced its official release of Android Lollipop (5.0) to the market. Perfecto Mobile customers who leveraged the beta version of Android L until today can switch their testing and development efforts to the new platform as it is officially supported by Perfecto Mobile. With that release, Perfecto Mobile supports any device running this new OS version (currently it is mostly the Nexus 5). Fig 1: Nexus 5 Running the Latest Android L

Survey Says: Industry Momentum for Selenium WebDriver Adoption

        Some 400 mobile quality professionals dished on Selenium adoption within their organization. Here's what they had to say:     73% of respondents said YES, they are evaluating or using Selenium at their company. 38% of respondents said there is more Selenium interest or usage than last year, while 19% answered far more interest or usage. That's 57% of respondents who revealed an increase in interest or usage!

Are Fantasy Apps Ready for Some Football?

Last year I joined my first fantasy football league, through ESPN. The draft was good to me, I scored Calvin Johnson and Tom Brady, and needless to say I was excited for the season to start. Being a newbie, I decided to check the league standings with my ESPN app after almost every play during the season opener.  The strangest thing happened - my ESPN Fantasy Football app kept crashing! It was so frustrating; how

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Navigating Continuous Integration and Mobile: An Expert Interview Part 2

In the last post we introduced Roy Nuriel, the newest member of the Perfecto Mobile Product Management team. He talked about the differences between mobile and non-mobile continuous integration (CI) processes, and the challenges and benefits of a mobile CI process. You can read the full post here. In this post, he’ll discuss performance testing and CI, and how CI can be enabled via a cloud-based mobile testing tool. Continuous Integration and Mobile Testing Eran: 

Why Are Your Mobile Apps Failing?

Are you making your end users operate as QA? We surveyed nearly 900 mobile app practitioners to find out their biggest mobile app testing challenges. The results are in, and they’re astounding. How many defects are reported by end users?  What are the main issues they encounter? What are the main challenges from the testing side? Learn what you can do to make sure this doesn't happen to you - download "Why Mobile Apps Fail" right here!

Reflections on Google’s I/O – the Future Looks Bright

In this article I will summarize Android's new concepts and features based on announcements at I/O and how they will affect Perfecto Mobile's MobileCloud Automation tool. The “L” release (next major release of Android) provides important features to mobile devices. The new approach for both web and application UI development unifies the design, code and look and feel across platforms, phones, tablets, and even traditional computers. The integration between Android OS and Chromebook continues to improve.

So why did Google really buy Appurify? Because they had to.

As the leader in enterprise mobile app testing, we are privy to all kinds of customer and end user feedback. As it relates to Android, this feedback is always the same. With more than 4,000 “flavors” of Android on the market today, sure, it is gaining market share. But “Android doesn’t work well enough for all of our users while iOS simply does.”   Our customers, today’s leading brands in banking, retail, hospitality and entertainment

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The Keys To Continuous Unattended Testing and Mobile Test Automation That Works!

In the world of continuous unattended testing, a developer's claim "Well it works on my device" is not acceptable. Mobile is by far more fragmented than Desktop/Web platforms due to the variety of device types, OS versions, and the environment on which it operates (network impact, roaming, battery stretch etc.). When you test mobile, it is not sufficient to test on one or even a few devices, but instead test apps on several devices that

Learn how Paychex uses test automation to achieve mobile app success

Perfecto Mobile, provider of the MobileCloud™ Platform and integrated mobile application quality suite, today announced it will be presenting a webinar on the topic of “Mobile Test Automation that Works for Paychex.” During this informative webinar, Danny McKeown, lead test automation architect at Paychex will provide valuable information to businesses of all sizes on how its team best automates test readiness and executes its projects to deliver a superior mobile app user experience.   Title:                     

No Hardware, No Waiting; Announcing a Software-Only Local Cloud

It is a huge challenge to build a secure on-premise mobile testing environment which can easily be available for testing by the Dev and QA teams. With that in mind, Perfecto Mobile is now offering a new plug-and-play software-only MobileCloud Express (MCE) solution - no hardware and simple setup on your local network gets the system running in matters of minutes.   This local solution bridges the gap within Dev, QA, Agile, and/or DevOps teams

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