Why App Developer Companies Should Go Mobile DevOps

Why Mobile Developers Should Go Mobile DevOps
Why Mobile Developers Should Go Mobile DevOps

There has been lots of articles and discussion how mobile devops practices can be adopted, integrated with existing processes, and even how to make use of resources efficient and beneficial for organizations. On the contrary, there has been very little discussion WHY mobile devops can make a difference to organizations striving to enable their IT, operations and development, to be well integrated with their business goals.

In this article, we’ll take a look what are top reasons for mobile development teams to adopt efficient mobile devops practices in order to become more productive with their execution – and WHY this all makes sense for mobile development.

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The Value of User Experience Monitoring for Mobile Apps

Maximizing and providing the best possible user experience is the top requirement for all mobile related products – and the top priority for their developers. Today’s mobile users expect apps, games and mobile web work flawlessly regardless of location where they use those and how they use those. In this perspective monitoring a native app, game or website in production is important, but it’s even more important to get the right metrics out of that monitoring data, and understand how to build better end-user experience.

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How DevOps Enable Simultaneous Device Use for App Testing

Simultaneous Test Runs with Agile and Mobile DevOps
Simultaneous Test Runs with Agile and Mobile DevOps

The Mobile DevOps practices and Continuous Integration/Delivery together enable Agile development. Basically all these together are fully complimentary. As we’ve been discussing Mobile DevOps is a methodology and a set of (good) practices where Continuous Integration/Delivery is more like an implementation of that. And for mobile app testing it has lot of great things to offer.

The most important things in mobile app testing are the efficient use of test automation (using real devices), the right test automation frameworks, and efficient bug catching/handling and notifying developers about those. When it comes to parallelism and concurrent, simultaneous test runs on real devices, that’s what test automation together with CI/CD system is all about.

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How Will DevOps Boost Mobile Game Quality

In competitive world of mobile games, gamers aren’t really shy nor they will turn their faces away from problems they confront when playing mobile games. Instead, they tend to provide pretty straight feedback on issues, games and sometimes even non-related things – because of frustration and emotions around the gaming experience. In addition, there are significant differences on how gamers take your product in different countries. 

The fact is that feedback from gamers DO get easily in front of hundreds of millions of other gamers – and that can impact on your revenue generation. How can mobile game developers tackle these challenges and how do Mobile DevOps approach come into play? And mobile game testing is done? We’ll scratch the surface of that in this blog.

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The Importance of Agile and DevOps for End-User Experience

Mobile DevOps and Agile Benefits for Testing
Mobile DevOps and Agile Benefits for Testing

According to various studies, many of retailers are still prioritizing customer facing programs over strategic infrastructure improvements, and choosing to invest in data capture for marketing purposes and pricing programs over mobile platforms and improved delivery. This is really a surprising finding as mobile-first initiatives are spreading across verticals and domains – and soon a significant majority of consumers use mobile web as their first data point to make their purchasing decisions. 

How can brands ensure their quality criteria isn’t compromised and how to build better user experiences for customers? 

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The Differences of Agile and DevOps in Mobile App Testing

In the mobile development, Agile and DevOps are widely used terms and majority of mobile teams exercise either one of these ‘practices’. However, there are differences of how organizations have adopted both Agile and DevOps culture in their daily doings. Some may even see agile and devops similar manner.

We’ll take a look at how these two popular and well-adopted methodologies/cultures are different from mobile testing point of view. For starters, I’d recommend to read the definition of mobile devops.

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The Impact of Mobile App and Website Downtime on Your Business

Impact of Mobile App or Web Going Down
Impact of Mobile App or Web Going Down

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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The Terminology of Mobile App and Web Monitoring

Terminology for Mobile Monitoring
Terminology for Mobile Monitoring

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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Who Should Include Mobile Monitoring in Their DevOps Process

User Segments for Mobile Monitoring
User Segments for Mobile Monitoring

As mobile usage keeps growing in popularity, synthetic mobile monitoring is an essential service for variety of different types of players, companies with mobile apps, websites, and back-end services. Monitoring the mobile behavior with any particular part of the product or whole entity how end-users experience it is a must procedure for today’s mobile-first trends. The overall performance and any aspects of it are in epicenter when companies want to deliver awesome user experiences. In addition, making sure things are available and usable by end-users, in any specific location, are highly critical for companies to generate business – and deliver awesome user experiences.

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4 Upcoming Trends in Synthetic Mobile Monitoring

Upcoming Trends in Mobile Monitoring
Upcoming Trends in Mobile Monitoring

Today’s organizations with DevOps culture have ‘positive challenges’ when it comes to availability of Mobile DevOps tools. Not too long ago this segment was pretty static and didn’t provided any of agile tools that would help getting meaningful results out of the monitoring efforts. In addition, scaling up and monitoring with real networks has bring benefits of getting in shoes of the real end-user, but without asking them to be your test monkeys, use the exact identical environment to monitor mobile websites and apps.

In this blog, 4 upcoming trends in synthetic mobile monitoring are highlighted and discussed.

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