As you may know, we have been working on Bitbar Monitoring for couple of months. The beta version is available for application and will be soon accessible for all of you. At the same time, we are running a survey regarding our new product and how application performance monitoring is handled in your company.

In the past month, 91 participants have contributed to the development of Bitbar Monitoring by filling out the poll and giving their comments. We have taken some great tips and ideas into consideration and now are making these as features in the new product. If you’d like to help us build a better monitoring product that can actually benefit you in the future, fill out the survey here and leave your comments. We will share the results of the survey when the beta version of the product is available.

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Earlier last week, Facebook unveiled its mobile device testing lab equipped with physical Android and iOS devices for testing Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram. While it shouldn’t be surprising that Facebook chooses an in-house testing solution to test their mobile apps, the amazing thing here is the determination of bringing higher quality and top-notch performance to its apps by building a large-scale testing environment with almost 2000 devices using 60 racks to test against.

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Over the past years, more and more organizations have been striving for the goal of a >99.99% availability to ensure that their users or customers can get access to their offerings at most of the time. Within the period of an unplanned downtime, the usage of the service is expected to be trivial in an attempt to minimize the loss. However, with 2.6 billion users globally that can access to internet via smartphone, the loss of a service downtime would be tremendous for any type of organizations. For SMEs a service outage may sabotage the growth or even lead to a business failure at worst, and it could also wipe whopping millions of revenue on large Enterprises’ annual report and negatively affect the brands.

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Appium Tip 25: The Most Common Mistake of Appium Tests Zipping

Dear Testdroiders,

This is the 25th blog of our 37 Things You Should Know About Appium blog series. Today we are going to quickly talk about the most common test zip mistake with Appium and how to avoid it to get your Appium tests running instantly with no hassle.

As you know, the Appium Server-Side Execution on Testdroid Cloud enables you to run Appium tests on all of our devices in parallel with no need to change complicated setups or modify any desired capabilities which must be done at client side. The process is simple – upload the target .apk or .ipa, upload your test scripts in .zip file and then you can just start the test run after selecting the device group. If you find that the test didn’t run properly, chances are that the test files are wrongly zipped.

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In today’s mobile dominant world, end-user experience is one of the critical drivers to your business success. It costs so little or even zero for users to switch between alternative products in case that they fail to have a pleasant interaction with your mobile apps or websites. The load speed, response time, service availability, all of these affect how end users judge your products or even brands. And this is where mobile monitoring comes to play a role.

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