Folding smartphone rumors have given way to tech demos – and 2019 looks like the year of foldables. But what does this mean for mobile app developers?
Though it’s sad that summer is leaving us soon, autumn is actually one of the best seasons to welcome lots of popular events. Coming first in September is the Droidcon series, one of the largest global Android developer conferences covering the growth of Android ecosystem and providing a network for developers, technologies and businesses.
As a pioneer in solving ever-changing challenges in Android dev & test, Bitbar will be presenting its latest cloud-based Android app testing solution and test automation technology at Droidcon Berlin 2017, September 3-5 @CityCube Berlin.
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.
For several years, we’ve been providing the most diverse and (by far) the largest mobile device farm for our users. Bitbar Public Cloud (Testdroid Cloud) has been incrementally growing year by year and more device runs have been executed quarter by quarter. Furthermore, every now and then it’s great to deep dive with all this data, gather and analyze the most interesting aspects of how people use their mobile test automation environments and frameworks.
Here are some facts and numbers from our Public Cloud during the last year, especially when it comes to used test automation frameworks with it.
“What devices should we use to test our applications” is a question we get on daily basis from our customers. As we have over 70,000 users from all over the world and from every possible industry sector, there is no simple answer to this question.
The diversity that different application segments require for mobile app testing is enormous and for example game developers tend to use different types of devices for testing when compared to enterprise app developers. The very same applies for users, people who use that app/game on their devices. We’ve included both Android and iOS devices in our data.
Espresso has been one of the most used test automation frameworks for Android app testing. We’ve provided support for it with all our solutions since 2013 and it’s time to look how things have evolved and what’s new with Android Espresso testing. You can quickly get started with Android Espresso using Bitbar Public Cloud.
Just earlier this week, Google announced the new Android N Developer Preview. The entire ecosystem is eager to hear what next alphabet – Android N – will be eventually called. But more importantly, there are tons of great new features, enhancements and promise of something great becoming finally available through this Android N release. The official version of Android N is estimated to be available during Q3’2016.
OpenSignal’s recent report on Android Fragmentation has enabled every Android enthusiast to visualize how Android looks like in 2015 and how Samsung dominates the Android world. By comparing the chart between 2014 and 2015, you can easily find the market share of device model has changed, the number of manufacturers has increased, and the Android world has become more fragmented. It can be easily predicted that Android world will become more chaotic year over year.
3 weeks left – Google I/O 2015 is kicking off at 9 am PDT on May 28.
As the most important annual event targeting Android enthusiasts, Google I/O surely excites everyone in Android world. During the event, every Android developer has a chance to attend the code labs, sessions, and hands-on learning. For most of the Android lovers, however, the most exciting part is that many new stuff will be unveiled and announced at the show.
So what are you expecting from Google I/O 2015? We have made a wild guess below and you can share with us in our comment section if anything interesting on your mind.
Ever thought to test your Android apps/games on Samsung’s new flagship devices as early as today? You’ve come to the right place at the right time. We have added Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Testdroid Cloud and they are available to test with a valid Testdroid license today.