Meet with Testdroid during Google I/O 2014

Hello Android fellows,

If you are like everyone at Testdroid, you must be excited now as well. Why? The most popular and important Android annual event – Google I/O 2014 is kicking off  at 9 AM PDT today. As a part of the whole Android ecosystem, Testdroid team is eager and interested to see what’s new in Android development, what new devices (mobile handsets or wearable) will be unveiled, and etc.

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Bitbarians At The Gate

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OK, so taken literally the title of this post might be a slight exaggeration as we don’t plan to break through any physical barricades anytime soon.  Instead, we’ll merely be strolling through the front door of the upcoming Uplinq 2013 conference in San Diego from September 3-5.  Our very own technical product manager Ville-Veikko Helppi will be there to speak on the panel “Improving & Refining Android Apps through Testing” as part of Bitbar’s mobile app testing renaissance.

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Bitbar customer case study: PayPal

Bitbar Testing Makes Devs Lives Easier
Bitbar Testing Makes Devs Lives Easier

PayPal allows users to make and receive online, mobile and store payments anytime, anywhere and in any way. The service offers users simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information and with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With 128 million active accounts in 193 markets and 25 currencies around the world, PayPal enables global commerce, processing more than 7.6 million payments every day and an expected $20 billion in mobile payments in 2013.

In May 2013, PayPal released the PayPal mobile SDK for Android in the USA, and is planning a wider release later in the year. The SDK is designed to provide a native Android experience that simplifies accepting credit card and PayPal payments in a developer’s mobile app. The library presents a simple user interface, features card.io (owned by PayPal) credit card scanning and uses a proof of payment system that eliminates Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance worries.

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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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Bitbar integrates Android CTS with Hudson

The Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) is an automated open-source testing harness for Android that you can adopt to your needs by selecting CTS plans relevant for your functionality. You could use the CTS to test your work during your development work using your desktop machine with attach mobile devices, but it is expensive for all developers to have that environment.

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Shaker goes Android

We are proud to announce another evolutionary step on Bitbar’s Shaker cloud based software integration and validation service by introducing continuous integration service for Google Android, complete with fully integrated Android Compatibility Test Suite and build reports.

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