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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 [...]

Where to Start with Mobile Automation?
Posted by Justin Rohrman in Mobile Development & Testing

Where do you start with mobile automation? The approach I see most often is to take a set of test cases, pass them off to a group of automators, and let them work through the stack. Over time, you get some end to end tests, some create, read, update, delete ("CRUD") tests that handle data testing, and some amount of feature coverage. You also get goal displacement. Instead of helping the delivery [...]

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 [...]

Better Together: Real Devices, Emulators & Simulators for Mobile Testing
Posted by Clinton Sprauve in Mobile Development & Testing

For several years now, using emulators and simulators to test mobile applications has gotten a bad rap. This is based on the perception that if you’re not testing on a real device, you’re not testing at all. While real devices give more accurate test results, using them alone is not ideal for scaling and automation of testing. Some startups and SMBs may ignore real devices altogether [...]

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