Digging into Device Fragmentation at AnDevCon

At AnDevCon in San Francisco last month, we asked other experts a simple question: “How is platform and device fragmentation in the Android ecosystem a challenge?” We had a chance to sit and talk with Alex Austin, CEO of Branch.io, to hear how he sees the importance of addressing device fragmentation and variety for web and native apps viewed on mobile devices.   The Mobile Space is Nuts I mean pants on fire, bowl of

Taking it #BacktoQuality on Back to the Future Day

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

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.

TWEET CHAT – What Continuous Quality means for IoT

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

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 Apps We Love and a Very Special Valentine’s Day Promotion

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we at Perfecto Mobile are recognizing mobile apps we love, based on our feelings towards functionality, availability and user experience. We're also giving away 10 free hours of mobile app testing. We know you love your apps and your users should too. Sign up here. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mobile Apps We Love Pango.Have you seen this? It quite literally is the most advanced parking service in the world. When I am

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

Retailers Go Dark on Black Friday

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

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

Behavior Driven Development with Calabash for Achieving Continuous Quality

We at Perfecto Mobile continues to innovate and provide a variety of commercial and open source tools for mobile app developers and testers so they can continuously develop, test and deploy mobile apps with confidence. We're happy to announce added support for Calabash - the latest integration to our open source portfolio. With the new integration Perfecto Mobile’s users can develop Calabash tests in the form of Features, Scenario’s and step-definitions and execute them in

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

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!

How is iOS 8 impacting mobile app development workflow?

A new mobile OS platform is always an exciting thing to the end-user, but for the mobile app Dev/Test teams, it also means great challenges. A quote from Apple’s iOS 8 page states:                                “iOS 8 includes over 4,000 new APIs that let you add amazing new features and capabilities to your apps.” From an innovation point, this is great news

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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: 

Navigating Continuous Integration and Mobile: An Expert Interview Part 1

Welcome, Roy Nuriel! Roy recently joined the Perfecto Mobile Product Management team from HP and brings with him a wealth of information about continuous integration (CI) and the mobile SDLC. I sat down with Roy to pick his brain about the basics of CI and mobile compared to non-mobile CI. Here's what he had to say.   Eran: Roy, what do you consider to be the basic differences between mobile and non-mobile CI processes? Roy: Well, 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!

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