WWDC 2016 – iOS 10, OS X, Swift

Dear Testdroiders,

The WWDC 2016, the most important annual developer events for Apple, is kicking off in couple of hours. Last year a couple of news or new things were introduced, e.g. debut of Apple Music, the open source of Swift language, new features of iOS 9, and etc. In this year, it’s surely exciting to see how and what Apple is going to bring us to react to the competition from Google and its Android.

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Top 10 Devices for iOS App Testing

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide smartphone market grew 13.0% YoY (year over year) in the second quarter of 2015. The total number of shipped smartphones was 341.4 million, and the leading vendors (in terms of shipped device volume) were the same as past quarters: Samsung (Android) as largest and Apple (iOS) as second, followed by Huawei (Android). While Android dominated the market with an 82.8% share, Apple got approx. 13.2% with its iOS devices, and others roughly 4.0%. Looking at these numbers there raises undoubtedly a question how relevant is iOS app/game testing and what devices are the must for your test roster? Let’s take a look at it.

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Looking for a Replacement of TestFlightApp? Testdroid Has You Covered!

Replacement for TestFlight
Replacement for TestFlight

According to AppleInsider news from yesterday Apple will be closing its TestFlightApp service by the end of February. As this service has been used for beta testing of iOS apps (and other iOS related stuff) many of developers have been asking for other alternative for a test platform. Our Testdroid Cloud is a perfect replacement for TestFlightApp and will not only get you the access to all iOS devices, with different OS versions, but also provides you a way to automate testing without exposing your app to other users/beta testers. And if you are concerned about not having tests, our famous App Crawler will get you instant results and great understanding of how well your app does on all possible iOS variants.

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Monetize your iOS apps and games – Apple App Store sales rose 50 percent in 2014

Just today, Apple announced some very interesting sales details from its App Store. According to their PR, the first week of January set a new record for billings from the App Store with customers around the world spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, and New Year’s Day 2015 marked the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history.

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Why Do You Need to Upgrade Your Apps to iOS 8?

It has been nearly 2 weeks since the debut of Apple’s new flagships – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the latest operating system – iOS 8. Three days after the launch on September 19th, Apple gave every iOS developer a stunning reason to upgrade their apps to iOS 8 – The company announced 10 million units of both iPhones, despite the absence of China in the event this year.

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Apple Devices with iOS8 Now Available at Testdroid Cloud

Dear iOS Testdroiders,

I’m sure you’ve been updating your devices with the latest and greatest iOS. We did the same here at Testdroid team and iOS8 powered devices are now available for your development and testing needs at Testdroid Cloud. As it seems inevitable that Apple will roll out new updates of iOS8 out soon, don’t worry – we got you covered here and we will keep our devices updated to the latest and greatest versions.

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10 Facts about iOS8 – How will it be different for App Devs

There is a very good reason to believe that iOS8 will be out today. If Apple just follows its usual habits, developers will get a release later today and the public one should be out in few weeks. Here are some predictions how iOS8 will change the testing landscape and what app developers, together with QA folks, need to consider when testing their apps/games on iOS8, and adopting their current methods to both – iOS8 and older variants.

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Getting Started with iOS Test Automation

In this July, Apple published a check list for app developers breaking down iTunes App Store usage by operating system, demonstrating that most of the iOS user base is running the latest version of the OS. According to Apple’s metrics, 94 percent of its customers use iOS 6, five percent are on iOS 5, and the remaining one percent are on a prior iteration. As Apple users are about to get a massive hit with new iOS7, let’s look at the some of the reasons why testing of iOS apps and games is becoming even more important for developers.

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