Top 4 Characteristics When Considering Cloud Testing Technologies

Here at Bitbar we solve large problems with mobile development and quality assurance. From being able to tackle the device fragmentation issue, to providing a means for thorough agile continuous integration testing, Testdroid has become a great solution for companies tired of slow dev cycles and growing QA costs with inadequate returns. Companies need to scale their testing coverage, but at the same time accelerate feedback on bugs to development. That’s a big catch 22!

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Testdroid Cloud Advances to 2.3 with New Features

Lots of you might have noticed that we have pushed out a new release of Testdroid Cloud last night. The new version – 2.3 provides a much better, faster and smoother user experience than the ones you’ve used before. Let’s take a look at all of these great features one by one.

N.B. First things first, in case you met some unexpected UI problems, you need to clear the browser caches and refresh the page to make new UI enhancement work.

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The Efficiency and Costs: License Fees vs. the Total Cost of Ownership

The most successful mobile app developers build their apps in agile and test their stuff thoroughly before going public. To get this done efficiently and in productive manner, this naturally means that development, testing and overall product creation process must be seamlessly integrated into one cohesive process. The need for a minimum viable product drives short development cycles, but getting feedback from users (customers) is not the right way to understand how well the app does. Because of this, there are great products and solutions to help developers building better apps.

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The Comparison of Characteristics and Benefits: In-house vs. Cloud-based Environments

Cloud vs. On-Premise for Mobile App Testing
Cloud vs. On-Premise for Mobile App Testing

An increasing number of app developers are migrating from the in-house to cloud-based development environments in order to build their apps more cost efficiently, with the allure of lower maintenance and operational costs. While these are potential benefits for variety of app developers, not all companies can rely cloud-based environments due to regulatory, security and privacy risks. In fact, all app developers must carefully evaluate their needs before committing to either approach to avoid compliance issues and unforeseen expenses.

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The Costs of In-House vs. Cloud-Based Development Environments

Cloud vs. On-Premise for Mobile App Testing
Cloud vs. On-Premise for Mobile App Testing

Software engineering isn’t cheap. High quality development costs money, but it will surely lay the ground work for many years to come. Like building a house, laying a solid foundation and doing things the correct way will provide you a base to build upon and grow. Building the right development and testing infrastructure at the first time will make the best return on investment you can think of. Let’s look some different approaches – and deployment options that are available out there.

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The Investments for Mobile App Development and Testing

Dear Testdroiders,

The year 2014 is quickly coming to an end and for many of you this is the right moment to consider next year’s investments in your mobile app development and testing. We’ve been asked to share our insight and knowledge how to measure (and improve) the efficiency, productivity and basically how to break down the different types of costs and benefits related to mobile app development and testing.

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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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Testdroid Brings Security and Vulnerability Testing for Android Developers

Dear Testdroiders,

We’re so excited to introduce you the new Testdroid service for security and vulnerability testing – the integration of Testdroid Cloud with Codenomicon security suite. This service will work now with Android applications, but soon we’ll provided it to iOS apps as well. If you are looking what your app is made of – something that you probably didn’t know about your app – try it out and you’ll be surprised!

Majority of today’s applications consist largely of third-party code/libraries and application-specific glue to hold everything together. This is a prudent and well-accepted development practice that offloads the task of developing code for non-core functions of the application. Each piece of third-party code has an associated license whose terms can affect the distribution and licensing of your application.

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We Cordially Invite You to the Testdroid Cloud for iOS Beta Program

Location:  In the Cloud

Date:  Starting July 23, 2013

Dress code:  All variants of iPhones and iPads

Hosted by:  Team Testdroid

RSVP:  cloud.testdroid.com

Close your eyes for a second and imagine this blog post as a hand-delivered, ribbon-wrapped, letterpress invitation on card-weight cotton made by hand at a centuries-old paper mill.

We think it’s that special.

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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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