Google has announced the availability of the initial developer preview release for its upcoming new major OS release – Android O (rumored to be named “Oreo”). While this is only a developer preview and some of the included features in it can change or be pulled out in the future, this should be a perfect time to assess the implications from a Dev perspective that such a release might have on your existing app quality,
We're one month out from the big MWC event in Barcelona, so it's a good time to re-validate whether your mobile testing lab is ready for this exciting year. 2017 is definitely going to be a remarkable year with regards to mobile innovation, and using a calendar as a team planning tool that takes this innovation into consideration, to continuously validate and fine-tune existing device/browser labs can reduce misalignments between business requirements and quality goals. Most
Let's take a look at some of this year's mobile app testing trends that all brands should consider adopting.
Most mobile app testing and QA teams carefully test the "functional" aspects of their mobile apps. Making sure that critical functions such as downloading and installing, logging in, search, payment processing, checkout, scrolling, etc. work is, of course, important. But what about "user conditions"? Consider the following: How frequently do your users use your app? Are your users always on WiFi or cellular or are they switching back and forth? What other apps are interrupting
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
Great Scott, today is Back to the Future Day! Exactly 30 years ago Doc Brown and Marty traveled to this day, and what a site they saw. Drones capturing news, virtual reality glasses, fingerprint ID! Smart clothes, video conferencing, and breakfast all day (thanks McDonald’s)! We’re hosting a Tweetchat today around the testing impacts of future digital technologies and how you are prepping future digital technologies. Join us at 2PM ET by following #BACKTOQUALITY on
Mobile app development is not easy by any means, but there are a few solvable pain points.
Let's take a look at what some winning apps have in common.
We're excited to announce that Perfecto Mobile has gathered top honors in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International, the only independent business awards judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Perfecto's CEO Eran Yaniv was named a Gold winner for Executive of the Year -- medium-sized category (100-999 employees). In this category, CEOs, COOs, and presidents from all industries and regions were eligible. More than 200 companies representing all sectors of the
Yesterday was weird, huh? In the same day, United Airlines grounded all of its U.S. flights for an hour, the Wall Street Journal's homepage did not work for east coast readers, and a little outfit called the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading for three hours. The reason? Technical "glitches." While the term "glitch" has become a lazy way to describe a technical malfunction without giving details, yesterday's glitches within these companies' networks were serious
Anyone involved in software testing and software test automation should know the test automation pyramid introduced by Mike Cohn. I will expand on this subject in this post, which contains excerpts from my book "Hands-On Mobile App Testing" published with Pearson Education. The typical testing pyramid consists of three layers, as you can see in the image below. At the bottom, there's the automated unit-testing layer; in the middle sits the automated integration testing layer,
Our newly-released Mobile Test Coverage Index is helping mobile teams create a test plan that covers the devices and operating systems their customers are using. But let's make one thing clear: the devices you're targeting are a moving target themselves and the cast of characters will change every quarter. Our industry-first report – which can be downloaded here -- provides an index for reaching 30 percent, 50 percent and 80 percent test coverage in North
I am happy to announce that Perfecto Mobile has successfully completed its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit, which includes an initial evaluation of our operating effectiveness and security controls. Ernst & Young (EY), a firm specializing in SOC 2 audits, evaluated Perfecto Mobile's internal controls and processes related to Security, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity and Availability (also know as Trust Services Principles). EY determined from its audit that Perfecto Mobile has met or
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.
Arguably one of the greatest defeats in sci-fi history is the scene above, in which Luke Skywalker pilots the equivalent of a space motorcycle towards an uncovered exhaust port, and – using his Jedi powers – bends space bullets into the Death Star, causing an explosion that destroys the entire moon-sized military base of Darth Vader. This scene set mind-controlled bending bullets into science fiction canon forever, and also was the most dramatic demonstration
Quality gets complicated when it comes to testing mobile apps. Bring wearables, and larger scale Internet of Things (IoT) into the mix and it's impossible to make test labs secure and scalable on your own! Smart homes, mobile health devices and connected cars have to work, have to work well and have to work all of the time, or else their launch into the IoT market will fail. In honor of IoT Day, we want
We're proud to announce that Perfecto Mobile has launched a new community, dedicated to helping the newest Perfecto Mobile users to the most seasoned veterans achieve optimal results when testing their mobile apps. The Community, located at https://community.perfectomobile.com/ acts as a place for users to come together to ask questions, share code and read tips. COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS The latest and most official documentation is available for review via the Perfecto Mobile Community.
We're excited to share that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is up and running in Perfecto Mobile's Continuous Quality Lab. It's available for testing your apps weeks before it is released. Perfecto customers! Talk to your rep to learn about getting up and running the Galaxy S6 before your customers are using it! What is the Continuous Quality Lab Release Better Digital Apps Faster Our Continuous Quality Lab helps you easily mobilize your brand by perfecting
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
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
Imagine a major retailer closing its doors just minutes after the start of Black Friday. Picture the hordes of angry consumers, the millions in lost revenue and the onslaught of negative press. It’s hard to envision, at least for a brick-and-mortar store. In the online and mobile realm, it’s almost become the norm. This year’s holiday shopping season has thus far proven to be no exception. This past Friday—a day when 44% of American consumers
Major news to share with you - Perfecto Mobile has been awarded with Red Herring's 2014 Top 100 Global award! We're thrilled to receive such prestigious recognition and be considered one of year's most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies from across the globe. Our chief technology officer and co-founder, Yoram Mizrachi, who was part of the event, 'Red Herring Global Forum' in Los Angeles from November 18 to 20, credits the enhanced technology and
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