One of the most interesting areas in mobile has been the fast evolution of Augmented Reality (AR) platforms and applications utilizing mobile device’s camera in overlaying UI elements over the live video stream in real time. These applications and games create very engaging user experiences but are very difficult to test for following reasons:
One of the upsides by adopting synthetic monitoring is that you can gain lots of valuable metrics that depict the overall performance of your mobile apps. When you and your team agree on what app performance metrics to measure, it’s time to gather these data and push them to your own DevOps dashboards so every responsible individual/team has access to. But before you can actually get to your dashboard, you need to know how to collect these metrics and select the tool with which your dashboard is presentable.
In the last blog, we have covered how to start synthetic monitoring for mobile apps from preparing necessary files for monitoring checks to setting up checks on Bitbar Monitoring. We also unveiled some key findings during our continuous observations on the top US retail apps.
By the end of the last blog, you are supposed to be familiar with Bitbar Monitoring and have at least some simple test scripts for proactively monitoring your mobile apps.
App monitoring is a critical part of the mobile app development and DevOps process in the same way that test automation should be thought of as a foundational component of agile release cycles, regardless if it is a mobile website or an Android/iOS native mobile app. Without monitoring your mobile applications, it can have a serious impact on your digital business.
Most business leaders know that mobile app performance has a significant impact on revenue generation, user retention and customer loyalty – especially during the busy end of the year holiday season when users’ tolerance for slow response time, sluggish performance and dropped transactions is at its lowest. People know that mobile app performance is important but it is unclear what constitutes poor performance: When is your app fast? When is it slow? How do my competitors perform in this regard?
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.
We’ve been covering variety of topics when it comes to mobile and web sales readiness for the forth-coming holiday peak days. It’s been great to get your feedback (and questions) regarding the critical topics that must be taken care of for ensuring your channels are ready. We scheduled a webinar for next week so do not miss this one. Our mobile data experts will share their tips, tricks and the best practices both in slides and hands-on.
On last week’s blog post we covered the second stage of getting to holiday readiness – Performance and Load Testing. This week we will cover how you can take the test automation assets created in Stage 1 and Stage 2 and utilize those to create automatic synthetic monitoring to ensure that your end-to-end mobile service performs throughout the whole Holiday Season.
On last week’s blog post we covered the first stage of getting to holiday readiness – Functional and Compatibility Testing. This week we will cover how you can take the test automation assets created in Stage 1 and utilize those in Stage 2 to ensure that your apps and server back-ends can really handle the extreme usage conditions of those Holiday Season peak days.
If you have missed the first one, you can also quickly read through the whole blog series starting from here.
On last week’s blog post on Getting to Holiday Readiness we introduced three important steps to ensure your mobile apps and mobile web presence are really ready for the crunch time of the Holiday Season. We also laid out the timeline for going through these stages to really maximize your revenue potential.