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When Should You Use Real-Device Testing, Exactly?
Posted by Cordny Nederkoorn in MobileMobile Development & TestingSoftware Development & Testing

In our present age of virtualized, software-defined everything, it can sometimes feel archaic to do anything directly on real, bare-metal hardware, whether hosting a server or testing software. Virtual environments tend to be more flexible, nimble and scalable than those that run directly on real hardware. You may think, then, that there is little reason ever to test software on real devices, as [...]

Speed Up Your Tests with Espresso Parallel Testing
Posted by Greg Sypolt in Guest Blog PostsMobileMobile Development & Testing

The chief dilemmas of native mobile app testing include the lack of parallelism, the cost of concurrency with real device hardware, and the challenge of making tests efficient. In this article, I’d like to discuss a solution that can help overcome each of these problems: Running your Google Espresso tests on every pull request, with faster feedback using emulators. While this technique [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Continuous Testing for Mobile Devices
Posted by Twain Taylor in Continuous TestingMobileMobile Development & Testing

Mobile applications have traditionally lagged behind their web counterparts in terms of speed of releases, maturity of testing and available tooling. Yet mobile is driving much of the innovation in today's connected world. Mobile devices and software have become an indispensable part of our day-to-day living. Since mobile software has assumed so much importance as a driver of innovation, testing [...]

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