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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 [...]

User Experience Challenges in Mobile Apps
Posted by Michael Churchman in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

Testing mobile apps isn't always easy. Testing the mobile user experience can be particularly difficult. But like virtually every other pursuit in life, it’s possible to achieve with the right approach and amount of effort. In this post, we'll look at some of the major hard-to-test mobile user experience challenges, and how you can address them in testing your mobile app. The Big Crash [...]

Continuous Testing: Mobile vs. Web Applications

Continuous testing is useful no matter which type of app you are developing. However, this does not mean that the approach you take to continuous testing is always the same. Take web apps and mobile apps, for instance. While most of your CI/CD processes may look more or less the same for both web and mobile, continuous testing processes often have to adapt when you move between one type of app [...]

Mobile Testing with Carrier Network Connectivity
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Earlier this year Sauce Labs introduced Carrier Network Connectivity for our Real Device Cloud. Carrier Network Connectivity allows private cloud customers to connect one or more of their private devices to a carrier network in order to complete testing scenarios which are not feasible using a WiFi only connection. Carrier network connectivity allows you to test use cases such as: Sign in using [...]

Apple Notch Requirement and Software Testing
Posted by Twain Taylor in Mobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

What is Apple’s new “notch” feature on iPhones, and what does it mean for software developers and testers? Keep reading to find out. What is the notch? OEM manufacturers have long been on a quest for the perfect bezel-less display. Samsung and Apple have been fierce sparring rivals on this front. With its flagship Galaxy phones, Samsung introduced a curved display that added [...]

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