From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar UI Update 2.38

Bitbar Testing UI Updates
Bitbar Testing UI Updates

Hello everyone!

This morning we did a new release that provides tons of great and useful features for Bitbar Testing users. Most of the work that we did for this release were ‘under the hood’ and there were only a few visible (but still meaningful) UI changes coupled in this release. As I mentioned in our first UI update post at Bitbar Blog we’re about to rewrite many of our views, widgets and UI entities with Vue.js library.

Lots of great things have happened lately and in this brief post I’ll shed some light on what happened with the latest one.

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The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business

The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business
The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business

Building something that doesn’t meet the expectations right away can be a bad thing. However, sometimes with some types of apps, games and mobile websites, it takes the time to grow big and popular and eventually ends up being true hit products for its creator – and users as well. User Experience (UX), among many other important form factors for successful apps, is no doubt one of the most important driver for success.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at what are the costs related to user experience and especially when that great UX is not delivered with an app, game or mobile website. And these ‘costs’ are not all tangible and necessarily measurable due to unknowns. Let’s take a look!

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Bitbar Public Cloud Gearing Towards Versions 2.38

Bitbar Public Cloud - Bitbar Testing
Bitbar Public Cloud - Bitbar Testing

As a heads-up, we’re about to release a new version of Bitbar Public Cloud on the 19th of April around 10 am CET. The new awesome release is a major shift towards faster test execution, smoother and more efficient use of mobile devices from the cloud. The cloud and device capacity will also be significantly larger after this release.

Important! In addition to free device policy change, we’ll provide here some instructions on how to use RiC (Run-in-Cloud) and Java API Client after the release has been published. Keep reading!

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The Rise of Containers in Mobile Test Automation

containers for mobile app testing
containers for mobile app testing

Container technology and products aren’t new anyhow in mobile development today. The LXCs – Linux containers – which combine certain important kernel components to isolate resources have been around for a decade or so. But to get container technology for everyone the use of popular containerization products such as Docker have helped many of mobile developers to build clean and separated environments where things just work like “on my machine”.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at some technical aspects of containers and how to use those as part of your mobile app testing process.

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Upcoming New Policy to Bitbar Testing Free Plan

Bitbar Public Cloud - Bitbar Testing
Bitbar Public Cloud - Bitbar Testing

Hello everyone,

For the past few months, we have been working on the new policy of the free plan for Bitbar Testing Public Cloud. Below is the summary regarding the new policy.

N.B. If you are a Private Cloud or On-Premise customer, this has no impact on your dedicated environment.

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What to Include in Containers for iOS App Testing

Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container
Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container

Container technology has been enabling companies to pack various software components into a single physical package that can be used for various purposes. In mobile app testing, containers are extremely useful and can easily enable clean, secure and scalable test automation with the right set of tools, programming languages, frameworks and literally any software components that test scripts, automation components or application need for a test execution.

Last week we discussed about the benefits of containers for mobile app testing. In this blog we’ll take a look at quite typical ingredients for iOS containers and how to use those for iOS test automation.

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Why Containers Make Bitbar The Most Flexible DevOps Platform

The containerization of our services has helped us a lot to reach high scalability in tailoring and mass customization. They offer superior manageability, security and customizability for most innovative users.

In this blog post we are covering the basics and main benefits of Bitbar’s container technology. With the next ones we’ll cover what the containers contain for Android and iOS respectively, then we will deep dive on some advanced use cases utilizing the containers beyond mobile test automation and then, finally, we will be showcasing an end-to-end use case including also containerized backend.

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The Importance of Mobile OS Version for App Developers

Android OS versions compared
Android OS versions compared

The operating system and its version has a crucial role for all development going on Android and iOS. The applications – whether considered as more traditional applications, gaming apps, hybrid or web apps – are the beef for end-users to get everything out of their devices. All those mobile apps play an essential role determining if devices, OEMs, platform itself and the whole ecosystem can flourish.

In this blog, we’ll take a look at Bitbar’s data and analyze it a bit to understand why operating system versions are extremely important factor for app developers, and why appdevs should take every update seriously. Harshly, you know, the OS update can make or break the revenue generation from your app.

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From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar UI Update 2.37

Bitbar Testing UI Updates
Bitbar Testing UI Updates

Hello everyone!

You may wonder if you slept over the version 2.36 update with our Bitbar Public Cloud. Not really. We actually skipped over the release of UI 2.36 intentionally. In this post I will walk you through of what’ll be available with the latest and greatest, and provide you with some good (or poor) excuses of why the previous version was skipped over. Got your attention? Good! Keep reading! 🙂

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