Testdroid Recorder 0.9.5.alpha is out!

First trial version of Testdroid Recorder Alpha has been out for few weeks now and we have been overwhelmed with the positive response it has received and the sheer amount of downloads every day!

Naturally as the product is still in Alpha there are some issues to fix and we have had very good defect reports from our Alpha users. We are fixing these issues on continuous basis and will be releasing the fixes every second week. We are also preparing a list of known issues as well as a list of all Android UI widgets that Testdroid Recorder currently recognizes.

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Bitbar starts licensing sophisticated automated test solution for Android

A great number of customers have shown interest in our build and test tools hosted from cloud. Especially companies from Android development community have contacted us, which indicates they are really actively seeking solutions to improve development process and productivity and especially quality of apps and services.

Like with many other new things, moving builds and tests to cloud is seen as a great idea, a way to save money and improve efficiency, but companies still have concerns integrating their development environment to cloud. Many times it is about policies, companies might have already invested in build servers and sometimes the build & test times are not seen as waste.

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Bitbar announces Testdroid

Helsinki, Finland (May 4th, 2011) Bitbar, technology and services company enabling Android software development teams to accelerate their product development, improve quality and lower fixed costs in their development by providing automated software Build and Test environments, announces the release of Testdroid Recorder and Testdroid Server in conjunction with Google IO 10-11 May 2011.

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Android multi device Robotium testing with Bitbar Testdroid

This week we created a video demonstrating Bitbar Testdroid testing solution in real live action running automated Robotium UI tests simultaneously on 6 Android phones and 2 emulator configurations. The video gives a good idea how much time you can save with this solution as running the tests simultaneously takes only minutes but if you were to run these manually on each of these devices it would take hours. Additionally all results are stored in nice human readable form enabling test trend comparisons between builds.

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How to configure Qt and Qt Mobility for Symbian SDK

Qt allows you to code once and deploy your application to many types of mobile devices. Obviously you still need to #ifdef in some places in your code. In the mobile world the general targets for Qt are Symbian/S60, Maemo, MeeGo and Windows Mobile devices. There are also APIs know as Qt Mobility which enable developers to add mobile functionality to their applications, like phone contact lis, camera, sensors, multimedia etc.

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Small Enterprises and Government Organizations leading Cloud Adoption

I attended Software 20/20 -conference in Helsinki last week. Over 400 professionals from software industry gathered to discuss about future of software. Among others Gartner people gave their view on the future trends of technology. For the first time for years, Business Intelligence was NOT the number 1 in the list of CIOs’ top strategic technologies. This time it was virtualization and cloud computing. They explained that Cloud Computing is now where service oriented architecture (SOA) was in 2005, everyone is asking questions, talking about it, figuring out the benefits, figuring out the vendors etc. Nowadays SOA architecture is just being implemented, all the fuzz and hype has disappeared, companies walk the walk.

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Full Android platform build in 7 minutes!

Designing new devices and developing new solutions for mobile environments is a painful process as everyone who has worked on new platforms and millions of possible configurations know.
If you are a semiconductor maker who is working on Android or Linux and creating a base port for your new chip, a device maker designing incredible devices that customers crave and love or an application developer working with the latest devices, you are most probably working with such unstable environment.

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Android app testing: Robotium and Bitbar Continuous Integration service in practice

With Bitbar automatic build and test service you can automatically test your applications against multiple Android phone configurations simultaneously as part of your Continuous Integration (CI) process. By automating your application testing you can ensure that your application behaves correctly on every Android version, which will reduce costs and increase efficiency of the testing process. Robotium (Android UI testing tool) tests are independent from the application source code and are easy to create with popular Selenium UI testing style syntax.

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Automated UI testing for Android applications with Robotium

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Automatic UI testing helps to keep the quality of your software high and helps you notice if your code changes affect the implementation of the actual use cases. When you are creating Android applications you would like to be able to test them without the help of many human testers. Human testing of UI of the same application on multiple devices is a waste of time, so you want to eliminate it through automation, like you would do it with Selenium for web application. For Android applications there is a similar tool for testing called Robotium. It is a UI testing tool which simulates touching, clicks, typing, and other users’ actions relevant for Android applications. Writing tests using Robotium is very easy as you can see from below.

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Bitbar supports Open Cloud Manifesto

Ability to move data and applications from one cloud vendor to another, interoperability and consistent ways to meter and monitor performance and usage are essential in bringing the true value of pervasive, on-demand computing for our customers

Helsinki , Finland July 06, 2010. Bitbar, the pioneer in automated software build and test solutions, supports Open Cloud Manifesto (http://www.opencloudmanifesto.org/), an initiative supported by 370 leading technology organizations so far.

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