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iPhone X Now Available in Our Real Device Cloud

Today Sauce Labs announced support of the iPhone X for our cloud-based mobile testing platform Real Device Cloud (RDC). This allows our customers to test on the latest and greatest real devices without the long wait. We previously announced same day support for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, along with full support for iOS 11 for real devices and simulators. We recommend that organizations test their [...]

5 Tips for Effective Mobile Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Testing on mobile devices presents unique challenges. There’s a lot to keep up with—mobile OS updates, new devices and features, application frameworks for web, native, and hybrid apps, and a new breed of DevOps tools to ensure the mobile apps you ship are reliable and perform well. Therefore, you have a lot of decisions to make when planning a mobile testing strategy, and there is a [...]

The Mobile Feedback Loop
Posted by Justin Rohrman in Mobile

DevOps concepts such as containerization and build/deploy pipelines empower developers to get feedback about code changes much faster. Rather than checking a week’s worth of code, creating a build that takes hours, and then maybe another hour to set up a new environment, the DevOps flow moves from line of code to test environment in minutes. These same challenges exist in mobile software [...]

The Top 5 Android UI Frameworks for Automated Testing
Posted by Nadia Minaev in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

There’s no disputing that an automated mobile testing framework is an integral part of the software development cycle. You absolutely need automated testing to deliver quality applications in a timely fashion, particularly for rapidly changing mobile apps. To reap the greatest benefits from your software delivery, your automated tests should be carefully planned and scheduled in such a way [...]

How Mobile Completes Your Digital Presence
Posted by Ely Hechtel in MobileMobile Development & Testing

From early 2000 through 2013/2014, companies were committed to having well-designed, highly usable websites, following the trends and rebranding every few years to keep up with user expectations. Having a functional website was the most critical component to expand their digital presence. SEO optimization started to have a big influence on how Google let users search for your website, and [...]

When to Automate Mobile Tests

There are a few speed bumps in the path of releasing mobile products, even for teams with the most current XP/agile/DevOps process. New software is usually delivered through iTunes or the Google Play store. Before getting into the store, there are approval and testing procedures that companies must follow. Getting a new version out if there are bugs in production is more complicated than [...]

3 Things to Consider as You Adopt a Mobile Regression Testing Plan
Posted by Sauce Labs in MobileMobile Development & Testing

As testers who focus primarily on testing web and desktop applications, what is the difference between regression testing traditional web/desktop applications and mobile applications? The standard Wikipedia definition of regression testing is the process of testing changes to computer programs to make sure that the older programming still works with the new changes. Regression testing is a [...]

Appium 1.6.5 Released on Sauce Labs
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumAppium ResourcesMobileNews & Product Updates

We're happy to announce that Appium 1.6.5 has been released to the community and to Sauce Labs! This version is only available for Emu/Sim at the moment, not yet TestObject. Appium 1.6.5 fixes many issues and continues the trend to make more aspects of the automation process configurable. Here is an overview of the changes.  General Add --enable-heapdump server flag to turn on NodeJS [...]

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