Visit Our Booth at Droidcon Berlin 2017, Sept. 3-5

Bitbar exhibits at Droidcon Berlin 2017
Bitbar exhibits at Droidcon Berlin 2017

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. 

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Happy Holidays and New Year

Dear Testdroiders,

Year 2013 will come to an end soon. We’d like to thank you for using Testdroid services for your mobile app testing. And we wish you have a good holiday season.

Overall, the mobile app testing environment is getting better year over year. We at Testdroid have been dedicated to building the easiest-to-use and the most systematic mobile test automation tool for Android and iOS ecosystem. Our vision is to guarantee that mobile developers can always build super robust and reliable automated tests with Testdroid.

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Getting The Best Out of Today’s Android Testing Tools

Every dog has its day and in this case, every blog too. We decided the last blog in our well-read series, Deconstructing Mobile Testing Methods, would end with the list of all lists and would be your raison d’etre or making money and getting those 100M plus downloads on your app.

So far we covered The Pros and Cons of Different Mobile Testing Methods, Using Twitter App as an Example: How to Build Robust and Reliable Automated Tests, our most popular in the series, Advanced Automated Testing as Part of Your Development Work, Goodbye Hand-Written Test Cases! and now our crowning jewel, Getting The Best Out of Today’s Android Testing Tools.

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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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Take a Spin in the Testing Driver’s Seat

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If you’re not already familiar with the magic of the Testdroid Cloud dashboard, why not take a test drive today?

Testdroid Cloud is our online service for testing your application on 200+ real Android devices. Your dashboard in Testdroid Cloud gives you a quick look at everything that is going on in your tests. Plus, you can see many of the devices that are available.

First, you’ll need to log in to your Testdroid Cloud account. If you don’t already have one, you can register and try it for free at cloud.testdroid.com. Find more info about creating your account here.

On your dashboard, you’ll see that you can review your account information, check out all of the devices we support (including newly added devices), organize your devices into groups for better testing, and review and manage tests in the project section.

There’s a help button to provide instruction and tutorials along the way. And if you happen to get lost, simply click the cloud icon to get back to your home page.

It’s that easy to keep informed about your results and stay solidly in the driver’s seat for all of your tests.

Check out our video for more information:

1.5 Million Reasons to Get the Bugs Out

Need any more reasons to get started testing on Testdroid?

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is now seeing 1.5 million Android activations per day, which is up from 1.3 million per day last fall and 1.4 million last month.

Schmidt also predicts one billion total devices by the end of the year.

Thank you for the tweet Fabian!

If you can’t get enough of the latest numbers from the mobile world, both Android and iOS, TIME Tech’s Harry McCracken has compiled them all in one place complete with handy charts and graphs.

Bitbar customers rank high among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Mobile

Innovation. What does it mean to you?

We’ve enjoyed following Fast Company’s World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, an annual guide to the state of innovation in our economy. They define innovative businesses as those “whose innovations are having the greatest impacts across their industries and our culture as a whole.”

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Recording from WebView

Hi all,

I would like to present how to implement WebView in your application for good cooperation with Testdroid Recorder.

First issue is, that we can’t handle any events from WebView, if you don’t use own WebClient and don’t override method shouldOverrideUrlLoading with command view.loadUrl(url) For example:

[sourcecode language=”java”]
webView.setWebViewClient(new MyWebViewClient());

private class MyWebViewClient extends WebViewClient {
@Override
public boolean shouldOverrideUrlLoading(WebView view, String url) {
view.loadUrl(url);
return false; //it doesn’t matter true or false for recording
}
}
[/sourcecode]

If you override this method websites are opened directly in WebView, not in default browser. Anyway, all what we are able to record from WebView are clicks on screen (x, y), drags, send keys and enter texts. I hope this help you testing your application with WebViews.