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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 [...]

Mobile App Testing for International Markets

Expanding mobile applications into new markets is challenging in a number of ways. Your marketing team has to learn to engage with different cultures. You may need to expand your IT infrastructure to new regions. Your applications might have to be adapted to support new languages and localizations. For these reasons and more, testing mobile applications effectively as you release them into new [...]

AppiumConf 2018 Retrospective and Highlights
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsMobile Development & Testing

AppiumConf 2018 is now, weirdly, a thing of the past. (Well, it took place the other week, so what’s weird about it being in the past? The reason is that so much of the conference was devoted to looking forward to the future!) Still, the echoes of inspiration continue to reverberate through my thoughts, and I’m sure many other attendees would say the same thing—or maybe [...]

Continuous Testing for Mobile Devices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile applications have traditionally lagged behind their web counterparts in terms of speed of releases, maturity of testing and available tooling. Yet mobile is driving much of the innovation in today's connected world. Mobile devices and software have become an indispensable part of our day-to-day living. Since mobile software has assumed so much importance as a driver of innovation, testing [...]

Biometric Data Challenges in Mobile Software Testing
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

Biometric sensors on mobile devices enable powerful functionality for mobile applications. Just a decade ago, being able to use fingerprints, voice input and other biometric data sources within applications remained mostly a dream. Today, it’s commonplace, with more than 30 percent of companies now planning to use biometric data within applications, according to Gartner. With this new [...]

XCUITest Now Available for the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in MobileMobile Development & TestingNews & Product Updates

Today Sauce Labs announced general availability for the XCUITest automation framework on our cloud-based mobile testing platform, the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud (RDC). XCUITest is the automation framework that ships with Apple’s Xcode. The XCTest framework lets iOS app developers create and run unit tests, performance tests, and UI tests for Xcode projects. Sauce Labs supports other test [...]

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