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Manual Testing on Mobile Devices
Posted by Brena Monteiro in MobileMobile Development & Testing

In the DevOps age, “manual” may sound like a bad word. But manual tests still have an important role to play, even for organizations that successfully automate most of their tasks. Nowhere is the importance of manual testing clearer than in the context of writing software for mobile devices. Below, I’ll discuss the importance of manual tests for mobile, and how to perform them. [...]

How Many Mobile Devices Are There, Anyway?
Posted by Twain Taylor in Mobile

You’ve probably seen this image about the form factor of mobile devices, before and after the iPhone launched in 2007. Source: CultOfMac.com It’s clear that the iPhone has led to a lot of standardization in the form factor of mobile devices. If you’ve been an observer of the mobile ecosystem, you may assume there is a lack of innovation in the space since the iPhone’s [...]

Why You Should Abandon Traditional Mobile QA Methodology

Along with new development methods, mobile testing and QA practices have also changed in the last few years, leaning towards continuous integration and continuous delivery. This is pushing companies to abandon their traditional testing approach, moving towards adopting a more agile process to accelerate the products’ time to market.

Hybrid Apps and the Future of Mobile Computing
Posted by Twain Taylor in MobileMobile Development & Testing

The jury is out on which type of mobile app is the future of mobile computing. The stats point to native being the dominant app type in use. Most of the top 100 apps in the app stores are native, and comScore reports that 50% of all time spent digitally is spent on mobile apps (though it doesn’t give a split between native and hybrid), and just 7% is spent on mobile web apps. Source: [...]

Samsung Galaxy S7 gets Android 7.0 Nougat and New Devices

Android 7.0 Nougat is rolling out for non-Google devices (Pixel and Nexus devices) and Samsung Galaxy S7 has updated! Other devices that have already received the update are Huawei P8 Lite 2017, LG G5, Sony Xperia Z5.  More devices are updated weekly, so keep an eye out on our DeviceLab! What’s new in Android 7.0 Nougat Apart from some new features, this update was focused on [...]

Simulated vs. Real-Device Testing
Posted by Michael Churchman in MobileMobile Development & Testing

Simulated or real-device testing: Which one is best for your software? Here's a hint: the answer isn't the same for everybody. It depends largely on the platform, the type of tests, and the nature of your software. But before we go into details, let's take a quick look at the terminology, which can be a bit uncertain (if not outright confusing) at times. There are three terms that you're likely [...]

Mobile Apps and Continuous Delivery
Posted by Chris Tozzi in Continuous DeliveryGuest Blog PostsMobile

You can build a continuous delivery pipeline for any type of app—whether it’s designed to run on a desktop, mobile device, server, or anything else. But that doesn’t mean that the continuous delivery chain you create for one category of application will be identical to the one you build for a different type of app. The approach you take to continuous delivery will vary [...]

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