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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The Renaissance of the Mobile Developer

Ahhh…the Renaissance. That period of historic revival where the “Renaissance Man” thrived in multiple fields and disciplines – from art, language and philosophy to science, engineering and medicine.

Without a doubt, the technology world is deep in its own renaissance. And akin to the scholars of the renaissance age, there’s no individual who is more at the forefront of the current technology revolution than the mobile app developer.

Gartner Research Director Danny Brian has explored the topic of  The Renaissance Developer, saying:

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Testdroid Recorder 0.9.12.alpha is out!

The new 0.9.12.alpha version of Testdroid Recorder is out! We worked hard to provide you new features and improve the existing ones. The enhanced GUI simplifies the recording. Now you can pause and resume it without restarting the recorded application. It is also possible to remove the recorded commands just during recording.

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Android UI Design Patterns & Best Practices – part 1

How to design Android application which get you more money? Do you know where money comes from? It comes from really good users feelings and experience. You should know that if your app does something that is useful but ugly, slow and confusing, people will not use it. If your app crashes, it won’t be featured. If it doesn’t have good usability and quality, you have really failed as a developer.

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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 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

How to Use Xcode to Build IPA
How to Use Xcode to Build IPA

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 delivers Continuous Integration as a Service for Aava Mobile

New fast continuous integration service in cloud improves R&D productivity and collaborative software development for the world’s first open mobile device maker

Helsinki, Finland – May 18, 2010 – Bitbar, the pioneer in cloud accelerated software integration solutions, delivers continuous integration as a Service for Aava Mobile, developer of the world’s first open mobile device.

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