Mobile DevOps has very different expectations, criteria and requirements when it comes to successful performance monitoring and general health-level of mobile apps, websites and APIs. The industry has somewhat neglected the fact that monitoring should happen on a real location, using REAL network, with real infrastructure. The methods and tools build around mobile monitoring have been focusing too much on Real-User Monitoring (RUM) and unfortunately, this approach provides less useful and unreliable data about the actual performance – and the user experience. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the benefits and the real value of synthetic mobile monitoring, and how it can provide reliable and useful data about the performance, health-level and eventually, the user experience.
Building something that doesn’t meet the expectations right away can be a bad thing. However, sometimes with some types of apps, games and mobile websites, it takes the time to grow big and popular and eventually ends up being true hit products for its creator – and users as well. User Experience (UX), among many other important form factors for successful apps, is no doubt one of the most important driver for success.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at what are the costs related to user experience and especially when that great UX is not delivered with an app, game or mobile website. And these ‘costs’ are not all tangible and necessarily measurable due to unknowns. Let’s take a look!
Every mobile app developer should consider how end-users of their app experience their app or service. For this purpose, Bitbar has developed its user experience monitoring that allows app developer organization to monitor, inspect and get instantly alarmed if something happens with the user experience flow from end-user’s point of view. To get the best possible tools and method available for developers, we’ve launched a localized monitoring service that uses real Android and iOS devices, with real networks and variety of different geographical locations.
This blog provides all steps you need to do in order to get started with synthetic mobile monitoring at any location around the world.
Real User Monitoring (RUM) has been discussed in great details and what it can provide for companies with mobile app, game or website. It’s has been also stated that Real User Monitoring will be a standard approach for many companies to get how their product does in the wild. However, in many cases, the RUM approach is not possible during the development and not even after release.
In this article, we’ll take a look of few important mobile monitoring user groups that should not rely on real user monitoring and why this is the case for these user segments. Furthermore, this article provides some reason why these app development ‘verticals’ get much better value out from synthetic mobile monitoring.
It’s become widely accepted fact that every second matters in today’s #ConnectedWorld and business depends on #UX to be competitive. If you depend on your users to alert you to the problem then you’ll definitely notice a drop in revenue and uninstalls. What can we do to identify this problem earlier so that we can avoid losing revenue?
There has been lots of articles and discussion how mobile devops practices can be adopted, integrated with existing processes, and even how to make use of resources efficient and beneficial for organizations. On the contrary, there has been very little discussion WHY mobile devops can make a difference to organizations striving to enable their IT, operations and development, to be well integrated with their business goals.
In this article, we’ll take a look what are top reasons for mobile development teams to adopt efficient mobile devops practices in order to become more productive with their execution – and WHY this all makes sense for mobile development.
According to various studies, many of retailers are still prioritizing customer facing programs over strategic infrastructure improvements, and choosing to invest in data capture for marketing purposes and pricing programs over mobile platforms and improved delivery. This is really a surprising finding as mobile-first initiatives are spreading across verticals and domains – and soon a significant majority of consumers use mobile web as their first data point to make their purchasing decisions.
How can brands ensure their quality criteria isn’t compromised and how to build better user experiences for customers?
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As mobile usage keeps growing in popularity, synthetic mobile monitoring is an essential service for variety of different types of players, companies with mobile apps, websites, and back-end services. Monitoring the mobile behavior with any particular part of the product or whole entity how end-users experience it is a must procedure for today’s mobile-first trends. The overall performance and any aspects of it are in epicenter when companies want to deliver awesome user experiences. In addition, making sure things are available and usable by end-users, in any specific location, are highly critical for companies to generate business – and deliver awesome user experiences.
Today’s organizations with DevOps culture have ‘positive challenges’ when it comes to availability of Mobile DevOps tools. Not too long ago this segment was pretty static and didn’t provided any of agile tools that would help getting meaningful results out of the monitoring efforts. In addition, scaling up and monitoring with real networks has bring benefits of getting in shoes of the real end-user, but without asking them to be your test monkeys, use the exact identical environment to monitor mobile websites and apps.
In this blog, 4 upcoming trends in synthetic mobile monitoring are highlighted and discussed.