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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 [...]

SauceCon2018: Bigger and Better!
Posted by Rebecca Cramer in Continuous TestingEventsMobile Development & Testing

Last week, we hosted our second SauceCon, the annual Sauce Labs user conference. With more than twice as many attendees as our inaugural event in 2017, and sessions presented by leaders in Continuous Testing, Selenium, Appium, mobile testing, and more, SauceCon provided an opportunity for developers, testers and QA folks from around the world to learn from each other and share tips and best [...]

Overcoming Hurdles to Mobile Test Automation

Whether you're developing native apps for mobile devices, hybrid apps, or browser-based applications which will run on the mobile web, you need to do thorough testing on all of the key mobile platforms. That's a given. And you already know that automated testing saves money, reduces test time by one or more orders of magnitude, and allows you to extend the depth and range of your testing far [...]

Appium and the Fallacy of the Zero Sum Game
Posted by Jonathan Lipps in AppiumGuest Blog PostsLoad TestingMobile Development & Testing

Let me begin this post by throwing out some buzzwords: DevOps! Continuous Delivery! Agile! There. Now that we’ve dispensed with SEO pleasantries we can have an honest chat. There are a lot of choices when it comes to setting up your mobile testing framework and environment. Chief among these choices is what to rely on as your automation engine: Appium, XCUITest, Espresso, Earl Grey, [...]

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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