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5 Tips for Building a Mobile App that People Actually Use
Posted by Twain Taylor in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Whether a startup or large enterprise, every organization is in the business of building mobile apps. Tremendous growth is expected in both usage of and revenue from mobile apps between now and 2022. AppAnnie currently estimates that the four billion connected mobile devices now in use worldwide will double to eight billion devices in 2022. These devices will account for revenue growth estimated [...]

When Should You Use Real-Device Testing, Exactly?
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

In our present age of virtualized, software-defined everything, it can sometimes feel archaic to do anything directly on real, bare-metal hardware, whether hosting a server or testing software. Virtual environments tend to be more flexible, nimble and scalable than those that run directly on real hardware. You may think, then, that there is little reason ever to test software on real devices, as [...]

Evolving Your Testing Strategy to Support Mobile Testing
Posted by Scott Fitzpatrick in Guest Blog PostsMobile Development & Testing

Mobile is eating the world—or so some say, at least—and it’s increasingly likely that your organization is now developing mobile applications in addition to traditional non-mobile applications. These may be new applications or mobile versions of existing applications. With the trend toward mobile development comes a need to adjust your testing strategy to support these mobile [...]

Advanced Support for iOS and Android Native Test Automation Frameworks Enhances Continuous Testing for Mobile App Development

Today, we announced advanced support for iOS and Android Native Test Automation Frameworks. This means whether you come from a testing or a development background, we support a framework that will make it seamless for you to continuously test your mobile apps. Mobile test automation engineers have long enjoyed our integration and support for Appium. Now, developers can more easily experience the [...]

iPhone XS & XS Max Now Available on Our Real Device Cloud
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in Mobile Development & TestingNews & Product Updates

Today Sauce Labs announced support for the brand-new iPhone XS and XS Max on our cloud-based mobile testing platform for Real Devices (RDC). This gives our customers the ability to test on the latest and greatest real mobile devices without the long wait. We continue to ensure that we provide our customers fast support for the most up-to-date devices and mobile operating systems for mobile app [...]

Speed Up Your Tests with Espresso Parallel Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

The chief dilemmas of native mobile app testing include the lack of parallelism, the cost of concurrency with real device hardware, and the challenge of making tests efficient. In this article, I’d like to discuss a solution that can help overcome each of these problems: Running your Google Espresso tests on every pull request, with faster feedback using emulators. While this technique [...]

6 Tips For Improving Your Mobile Testing Strategy
Posted by Daisy Tsang in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile testing is the process of testing applications that are designed for mobile devices, with a focus on elements such as functionality, usability, performance, and security. The need for a comprehensive mobile testing strategy is growing in importance due to our increasing reliance on handheld devices. In November, 2016 the number of Internet users on handheld devices far exceeded that of [...]

Four Reasons Why It's (Especially) Hard To Build Mobile Apps
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

Writing good apps is hard. Writing good mobile apps is even harder. Why? Because mobile applications place special burdens on everyone who plays a role in software delivery - from developers to software testers to IT Ops. To understand exactly what makes mobile development so challenging, let's take a look at the special difficulties that arise when you are building a mobile app. An App is an [...]

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