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Posted January 26, 2023

January 2023 Sauce Labs Product Updates & News

Learn about audio-visual testing enhancements, our new Test Automation YouTube Show, an exciting beta launch, and more.


We paused at the end of 2022, but your monthly recap is back! In this blog post, learn how to test audio and video streaming on iOS apps, the launch of our new Test Automation Experience YouTube show, an exciting beta program for a new accelerated testing feature, and more.

Cue the Sparklers! Product Updates Coming in Hot

What's special about 2023? The Year of the Water Rabbit, humans got one step closer to returning to the moon, and Sauce Labs surpassed 5 billion tests.

While we have a lot to celebrate, the best is yet to come! Let's dive into the latest product updates from December and January.

New feature: ensure seamless audio-visual quality for iOS apps  

Our latest manual testing feature enables you to test your app’s audio-visual capabilities in real time to ensure a seamless customer experience. Available now for native iOS apps. Check out our how-to video to see this exciting new feature in action:

Yellow background with text that says, "How to Test Audio Visual Quality on iOS" with the Sauce Labs company logo and image of Sahr Saffa, video presenter.

Check out our user docs for Audio Capture on Real Devices and blog for more.

New beta program: enroll today if you want to test up to 70% faster! 

We’re gearing up to launch a hosted test orchestration solution that will introduce a new way to run your browser and mobile app automation tests.

Early data shows that this new solution can improve overall test execution time by up to 70% for browser and mobile app testing compared to traditional remote grids. This will help to accelerate the development velocity of your web and mobile apps. 

Want in? We’re looking to partner with customers like you who can provide early feedback and help shape this solution. Seats are limited and going fast! If you’re interested in participating, head to our portal to sign up.

Mobile App Management All in One Place

Sauce Labs is excited to announce that you can now upload, delete, and manage your apps under the new dedicated App Management section.

Take advantage of this revamped process when you run live and automated tests! Check out our documentation to learn more.

More Good News!

  • Sauce Labs Supports Chrome, Edge, and Firefox Versions 108 through 109 | Use our Platform Configurator  

  • Record Video and Device Logs with Virtual USB 2.0.4 on Real Devices | Download now 

  • Try Out Latest Appium Flutter Driver for Real Devices | See demo project here

Together, We Can Do Great Things

We're passionate about launching new features that elevate the testing experience, but we can't do it without feedback from our customers. Are you ready to make your voice heard?

10 spots left in the iOS simulator early access program!

Be one of 10 customers to participate in our iOS Simulator Early Access program. If selected, you’ll be able to test performance and visual improvements on new Mac VMs with upgraded paravirtualized graphics.

Learn more and join today by filling out the form (or contact your CSM).

Hey, you. It’s not too late to join our UX research panel!

We dropped a hint in October, but popping back in to remind you that Sauce Labs is looking for rock stars like you to share your feedback on the features we launch. We value your insights!

Answer this survey (5 min) and we’ll find you a research study that’s a good fit.

Keep Up with the Sauce Labs Community 

Our community of finders and fixers learn together, share knowledge and experience, and empower each other to develop software that changes the world. Here are the latest ways to learn and get involved.

Just dropped! The Test Automation Experience on YouTube is here

Our new YouTube show is live! The Test Automation Experience brings you the latest trends, tools, and techniques.

In our inaugural episode, Sauce Labs' own Nikolay Advolodkin chats with Simon Stewart, the creator of Selenium WebDriver about how Google and Facebook do testing.

Subscribe and tune in each week to explore topics ranging from continuous integration to automation frameworks and test-driven development. 

We all scream for Twitch stream!

On our Twitch channel, we share how we approach coding, testing, and deployment. Join Sauce Labs employees & friends to learn about new tools, try out new stuff, get troubleshooting tips — and of course, enjoy playing with code!

Worth the Read

That's All!

Until we meet again, you can find us in our usual spot in the socialsphere — AKA LinkedIn and Twitter :) 

See ya in February!

Jan 26, 2023
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