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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 [...]

SauceCon 2018: Mobile Content Roundup

I recently participated in the 2018 edition of the annual Sauce Labs conference, SauceCon. It was a fantastic event overall, and I had a lot of fun listening to talks and meeting people who are involved in all stages and modes of automated testing. What follows is a brief wrap-up of the nine mobile-focused talks from SauceCon. As a bit of an Appium guy (understatement anyone?), I was particularly [...]

Clearing Mobile Testing Hurdles
Posted by Vince Power in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

If your company wants to become mobile-friendly (or even go mobile-first), being able to test mobile applications effectively is critical. If you can’t do proper mobile testing, the rest of your mobile software development and deployment will fall short. However, testing effectively for mobile applications is sometimes easier said than done. This article identifies the challenges that [...]

Announcing Appium 1.7.2
Posted by Isaac Murchie in AppiumMobileNews & Product Updates

The Open Source team and Appium Project are pleased to announce the availability of Appium 1.7.2. Appium 1.7.2 is a feature and bug fix release. It fixes many issues found in earlier releases. On Sauce Labs, it is available to be used by specifying the appiumVersion desired capability, either setting it to "latest", or to "1.7.2". Here is a summary of the release notes. General Fix memory leak [...]

Sauce Labs and TestObject: One Year Later
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Time flies! It was just one year ago that we acquired TestObject, a real device mobile app testing platform, to offer the industry’s most comprehensive cloud-based testing platform. With the addition of TestObject, only Sauce Labs offers automated and live (manual) testing coverage across desktops, emulators, simulators and real devices for mobile, web, hybrid and native apps. And a busy [...]

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 [...]

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