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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 [...]

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 [...]

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