I believe that the debate of mobile testing on real devices vs. emulators is one of the oldest and most emotional debates in the mobile space over recent years. In this blog, I would like to try and make “peace” between the parties who are in favor of each. Before I give my POV on that, let’s clarify the exact meaning of “testing mobile apps” so we’re all on the same page (I wrote an
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
Last week we introduced new web and mobile development tools that improve velocity within your SDLC, giving you more time to develop (and spend less time fixing bugs). "Just Let Me Code" was our battle cry as we debuted the tools at DeveloperWeek 2017 in San Francisco. Check out a demo of the latest and greatest - DevTunnel - to see how you can debug, validate and troubleshoot your web and mobile apps with real
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
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
In the spirit of #30daysofmobiletesting, (which you should check out if you haven't already) I recorded a cool test automation video to show you. The video checks off challenge number 8, "write automated checks with a tool like Espresso, Calabash or Appium." I did it with iOS and Android, so I guess that checks off number 10 also, which is "perform an update test on iOS or Android." :) Day 8 Challenge: Test Automation with a tool like
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
Phablets: Consumers might not like the name, but they sure love these mobile devices.
With such a reliance on the IoT expected in 2016, what will consumers do if these apps and services crash?
Mobile app developers should pay attention to the new Galaxy S7 smartphones, as these devices are likely to launch very soon with a slew of new features that could throw a wrench into app development strategies.
Another quarter, another round a rapid changes in the mobile market. For organizations striving for mobile app quality, this question lingers in a shifting market: On which devices and operating systems should we test our apps against? Getting this answer right has become do or die as mobile app quality now has a direct effect on a business's brand identity and revenue. Problem is, the answers keep changing. New smartphones, tablets and OS versions crop
While looking at the 2015 mobile quality market, it was hard to miss the shift toward open-source test automation frameworks. In addition to tools such as Calabash and Selenium WebDriver, Appium testing is gaining momentum for enterprises using agile practices and developer-centric tools. Working with our enterprise customers, we realized Appium testing requires additional layers on top to support enterprise testing needs. We re-implemented the Appium server side and created an extension from our Continuous Quality Lab
Something happened last week that made us even more enthusiastic about what we do here at Perfecto Mobile. Cloud leader Amazon joined the mobile app testing movement. This announcement amplifies the industries need for cloud based testing on real devices. Amazon's AWS Device Farm service -- as well as the arrival of Google's Cloud Test Lab in May -- both validate the market for automated mobile app testing on real devices in the cloud. With
If you're reading this, you may have heard Perfecto Mobile just secured a fourth round of funding to the amount of $20 million. And if you haven’t heard, I am thrilled to share this news with you. It's exciting to see the mobile app market changing and know we’re a part of it, heck, we’re enabling it. Twenty million is a big deal, a really big deal. I am looking forward to finding the best ways
Perfecto Mobile attended the yearly Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, and here are some of the highlights of day 1 plus some screenshots from the one of the industries biggest mobile events. New Releases Mean Better, Constant Test Coverage Samsung launches its new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a new 5.1'' screen, enhanced camera, resistance to dust and water, finger print screen lock, pulse sensor at the device back. Device runs the latest android 4.4. KitKat
Perfecto Mobile is excited to announce its unique and innovative extension to Eclipse, the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) for mobile applications. In today’s challenging mobile space, organizations must deliver their mobile apps faster and with higher quality in order to meet their business objective. As a result, developers need tools that will allow them to develop and test their apps as soon as they make a code change or fix a bug.
This is the first blog post in a series of posts addressing best practices for iOS mobile application testing. iOS changed the mobility game, no doubt about it. It paved the way for the ‘mobile era’ by offering amazing functionality with a simple user experience. However when it comes to testing and monitoring, working with the iPhone/iPad mobile application can be anything but simple… As the iOS app market continues to produce record
Our latest product release includes several exciting features and innovative capabilities that will help to simplify the testing effort and accelerate time-to-market, while maintaining the highest quality levels. Key product enhancements listed below are available on a large selection of devices in the MobileCloud™, Perfecto Mobile’s cloud-based platform for remote testing, automation and monitoring of mobile apps. MobileCloud™ uses a large selection of REAL smartphones and tablets operating in cellular networks worldwide (both rooted/’jailbroken’ devices or non-rooted/non-jailbroken devices are available
Join Tim Durnford, Perfecto Mobile VP, and Charaka Kithulegoda, CIO of ING DIRECT, Canada’s leading direct bank, for a rare inside look at how industry-leading HP customers have built cost-effective, end-to-end mobile application testing using the Mobile Cloud. Kithulegoda presents a case study showing how his organization extended its HP Unified Functional Testing (QuickTest Professional) to support an innovative suite of mobile banking apps.
Perfecto Mobile @ Testing and Finance Visit our booth - visit us at booth #6 Learn more - contact us directly The MobileCloud Platfrom Perfecto Mobile will present at Testing and Finance Europe (May 16-17 2012, London, UK) its latest version of its state-of-the-art solution for mobile application testing, automation and monitoring including Perfecto Mobile’s advanced HP ALM extension. Find out more about the MobileCloud and how you can Leverage the mobile cloud to
Security is the Main Concern of Mobile Banking Users Mobile technology security was the primary concern provided for not using mobile payments (42 percent), and the second most common reason for not using mobile banking (48 percent). This data was published in a survey conducted by the board of governors of the Federal US Reserve System. The survey also reported a near 21 percent of mobile phone users who have not used mobile banking within
More Smartphones are sold these days than PC's. Enterprises can feel the ever-growing importance of obtaining flawless and secure mobile applications and websites. With the growing interest in mobile testing, there is a likewise rise in the number of available documentation about mobile testing. We collected several interesting bits of shared experiences and reviews from around the Web. Android Fragmentation is Manageable! Todd Hooper, CEO of a gaming company called Zipline, shares his experience of
A recently published Perfecto Mobile poll titled “What are the most significant mobile testing dilemmas your enterprise is facing?” discovered that over 30% of enterprises are concerned with how to leverage their existing ALM. Enterprise Mobility has introduced a whole new set of unique challenges. In addition to the already existing web and desktop application testing, the main challenges of mobile testing include: •