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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 [...]

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 [...]

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