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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 [...]

Testing A Hybrid Mobile App Using Appium
Posted by Swaathi Kakarla in Mobile Development & Testing

If you want to test hybrid mobile apps—or any other kind of app, for that matter—Appium is a great choice. In this article, I provide an Appium example of testing a hybrid mobile app built with React. Appium’s Versatility: Mobile Testing and Beyond First, though, a few words on why Appium is a great choice for hybrid mobile app testing. Appium is an open source automation [...]

Need to Test Your App on iOS 11?
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in Mobile Development & Testing

Need to test on the latest iOS version? Don't panic, Sauce has you covered! It’s that time of year again when Apple prepares its customers for the next generation of devices. The launch always includes a preview of awesome devices like the iPhone 8, iPhone  X and updates to its latest and greatest operating system, iOS 11. Every year, companies that develop apps for iOS devices seem to [...]

Top 5 iOS Testing Frameworks
Posted by Vince Power in Mobile Development & Testing

As the market matures in the mobile app space, iOS application developers have a multitude of iOS testing frameworks to leverage. Let’s go over some of the most popular frameworks (in alphabetical order), their strengths, features, test coverage options, and how they are licensed. Appium From appium.io: “Appium is an open-source tool for automating native, mobile web, and hybrid [...]

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 [...]

The Mobile Build and Deploy Cycle
Posted by Justin Rohrman in Mobile Development & Testing

The build and deploy cycle for web software is fast. Teams that take a DevOps approach might be able to move new code from their local branch into a clean test environment in a matter of minutes through containers and build-deploy tools like Puppet. Mobile software isn't quite there yet. Developers write code, then send it off to CI to be built, and at that point they have lost control of where [...]

How To Make Sure Your App Ensures User Retention
Posted by Ely Hechtel in Mobile Development & Testing

These days, people approach many brands and products via mobile first, well before heading to the shop or completing a purchase online via a desktop. Some people even look online while they are in a store for an online promotion or to see if the size they want is available, before asking the shop staff. As a matter of fact, the app market is growing rapidly. The revenues from app stores nearly [...]

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