New Branding for Bitbar Products – What’s New

Dear Users and Customers,

We published our new website last week and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Bitbar for working so hard on our new products, website and basically all things that we produce for you. Most importantly, I’d like to thank all our customers and especially those who provided feedback on our new branding and website implementation. Thank you! 

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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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Why investors should make it rain on developer tools

Our very own CEO and coFounder was featured on VentureBeat on his opinions on why investors should make it rain on developer tools.

That’s right – we think this is the place to be and invest in – Developers are the backbone of the age we live in now.

Read more about what Marko thinks here on Venturebeat

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How to Build Robust and Reliable Automated Tests

What is the main difference between a successful and not-so-successful application or game available on Google Play? Sure, many things make a difference, but one great example is arcade car games. You can find hundreds – if not even thousands on Google Play. Why are some downloaded 100M+ times and some only thousands of times? Because of graphics? Gameplay? Features? Recommendations?

At the end of the day all of these are ‘nice-to-have’ characteristics for your application, but none of these are actually as important as robustness and reliability of that specific application on a range of different Android devices. ‘Crash’ and ‘not working’ are the most common feedback at Google Play for unstable applications/games, and this makes the next hundred million users skip that lousy one.

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Deconstructing Mobile Testing Methods

Testing So many testing methods, so little time. Mobile developers are creating more apps than ever before and the stakes keep getting higher for design, performance and speed.
And, the only way to make sure your mobile app is doing what you designed it to do, is to test it. But, the traditional ways of testing mobile applications on real devices is time-consuming, prone to errors, expensive and only covers the tip of the iceburg when it comes to the thousands of mobile devices out there used in the mobile ecosystem.

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Testdroid Verified Apps and Games pass 1 Billion Global Downloads

First in market with a global reach, cooperation with leading OEMs and 1.5M+ Android activations per day provide proof-points for Testdroid’s success among mobile ecosystem

We at Bitbar, the creator of cloud-based AndroidTM testing platform for apps and games that is used by more than a billion end-users between Android and iOS applications, are announcing today that we will bring Testdroid back to the Google I/O annual developer conference on May 15-17 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
We have been invited to showcase Testdroid mobile software development and testing products for all three days of the conference, as well as connect with I/O attendees developer-to-developer in the Developer Sandbox to answer questions and exchange ideas.

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We’re in the Sandbox!

Sandboxes. We’ve all sat in them, built castles in them, wrestled toys away from other children in them. The definition of a sandbox is quite simple: a box filled with sand where children play.

Next week, May 15-17, we’ll be in the most recognized sandbox in the technology playground, the Google I/O Developer Conference Sandbox, and we are fired up to be part of this elite group! The Developer Sandbox showcases demos from a wide range of developers who have built applications based on products and technologies that are being featured at Google I/O. This includes us. We’ll be rubbing elbows and exchanging ideas with talented minds as we introduce Google+ sign in to all Testdroid products. Earlier this year, Google launched its Google+ sign in as a standard way to log in to online services. We support Google’s initiatives in whatever they do, even more so when developers are at the heart of these initiatives. Move over Facebook, now you can sign in with Google +!

This will be the second year that we’ve showcased Testdroid at Google I/O. Last year at this time, while some developers showed limited, web-based app testing capabilities in iOS, we were the only ones there that demonstrated the power of cloud-based app testing. This year we expect to see many more like-minded developers, even though we remain first-to-market with a global reach. We view our second year participating at Google I/O as a milestone that not only marks our growth over these past 12 months – confirming that we are on the right path and doing some cool stuff – but is testimony to the evolution of the Android testing platform industry as a whole … like more children playing in the sandbox.

We look forward to our three days in San Francisco next week at Google I/O and are excited to be in the Sandbox. Oh, and we promise to play nice!

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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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