How to Automate Mobile Performance Testing

Dear Testdroiders,

A good and smooth performance of your mobile app cumulates as a great user (or preferably, customer) experience. Today, we’re honored to have Doug Sillars covering this topic in his guest blog – “How to Automate Mobile Performance Testing” – and announce something new with their Application Resource Optimizer. Also, you may want to check Doug’s book on this theme. Enjoy!

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Testdroid Recommends: High Performance Android Apps by Doug Sillars

Dear Testdroiders,

Today, we’d like to share a great new book with you: “High Performance Android Apps” by Doug Sillars. This book focuses on topic we’ve been emphasizing here at Testdroid blog and in our webinars – mobile app performance in terms of speed, efficiency and power management. One great thing about this book is that you’ll learn what are the major performance issues confronting Android app developers, and what tools you need to diagnose problems early. Check it out!

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Guest Blog: Automated App Performance Testing… Monkeys Not Included

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Dear Testdroiders,

David van der Bokke_GrouponToday’s guest is David van der Bokke, Manager of Mobile Test Engineering from Groupon’s Palo Alto team. Groupon’s mobile apps are top rated and over 50% of transactions come from the apps. He works with an excellent team that includes folks like Michael Burton, the creator of Roboguice and author of “Android App Development for Dummies”, and Carlos Sessa, the man behind “50 Android Hacks”.

Now let’s see how David and the Groupon team approach mobile app performance testing.

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Guest Blog: Instant Performance Profiling of Your Android Games

Dear Testdroiders,

We’re about to announce our partnership with GameBench – a company with the industry’s first usability analysis and one-tap testing tool for mobile games (and for some graphics-intensive apps too!) – at Game Developers Conference. Before the news hits, we wanted to offer you a heads-up on how this integration will offer you an instant way to test the real performance of your mobile games at Testdroid Cloud. Today, we’ll have a guest blog about the integration – by Sharif Sakr of GameBench – focusing on Android games performance optimization.

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Guest Blog: Continuous Integration & Support Infrastructure at Y Media Labs

Dear Testdroiders,

Just couple of weeks ago we launched a new blog series of how to build in-house test labs for mobile apps. This blog has sparked some serious interest and we’ll be sharing one use case how Testdroid is used with continuous integration environment.

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Rosenberg from Y Media Labs, a mobile strategy and application development company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. They work on all major mobile platforms, with a special emphasis on iOS, Android, and Blackberry app development. Y Media Labs specializes in every stage of mobile projects from initial planning, conceptualization, prototyping, design development, testing, and analytics.

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Say Hello to bq

bq devices available at Testdroid Cloud
bq devices available at Testdroid Cloud

Hi everyone,

Today we would like to share with you a new guest blog from Mikel Fernández, Software Director at bq from Spain. bq is a Spanish company dedicated to designing, manufacturing and marketing of multimedia devices and 3D printers. We are very glad that Testdroid has established a partnership with bq and deployed four bq devices at Testdroid Cloud.

Now let’s take a look at why bq chose Testdroid and their experiences with Testdroid suite.

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Guest Blog Post: Testdroiding an Espresso

Dear Testdroiders,

We’re back with a new guest blog! Today’s guest is Danny Preussler, an engineer for Groupon from their Berlin team. Groupon is a mobile-first company with excellent mobile know-how, with people on board like Michael Burton, the creator of Roboguice, and Carlos Sessa, the man behind the one of the must-reads for every Android enthusiasts – “50 Android Hacks”.

Allright, so let’s read what sort of things Danny wants to share with us about mobile app testing – and using Testdroid.

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Case Study: Testdroid for Mobile Banking Apps

Mobile banking and the usage of mobile to carry out financial transactions have become prominent around the world. With the proliferation of mobile devices globally, millions prefer to have financial data available at their fingertips using their mobile phones and smartphones. Banks and financial services firms are faced with different challenges to address this new user driven trend of mobility and how to capitalize on it. So what are the top priorities for banking application developers?

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Bitbar customer case study: PayPal

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Bitbar Testing Makes Devs Lives Easier

PayPal allows users to make and receive online, mobile and store payments anytime, anywhere and in any way. The service offers users simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 128 million active accounts in 193 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce, processing more than 7.6 million payments every day and an expected $20 billion in mobile payments in 2013.

In May 2013, PayPal released the PayPal mobile SDK for Android in the USA, and is planning a wider release later in the year. The SDK is designed to provide a native Android experience that simplifies accepting credit card and PayPal payments in a developer’s mobile app. The library presents a simple user interface, features card.io (owned by PayPal) credit card scanning and uses a proof of payment system that eliminates Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance worries.

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Customer case study blog post: SwiftKey

SwiftKey is an innovative language technology company based in the UK. It created the intelligent keyboard app of the same name, which was the biggest-selling paid Android app of the last year, reaching number 1 in 57 countries. The company’s software is designed to make typing faster, easier and more personalized. The app’s contextual predictions are available in over 60 languages, making it a regular on top 10 must-have app lists. SwiftKey’s language technology is also available to licence and its prediction engine powers the keyboards on a number of leading smartphones. The company was founded in London in 2008 in response to the growing popularity of mobile devices and the difficulties users had typing on touchscreen keyboards. The team now works with well-known manufacturers, healthcare organizations and other enterprises.

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