The Voice of Product Owner: Why We Moved to Docker

Why we moved to Docker for Container technology
Why we moved to Docker for Container technology

Hello everyone,

Like any team in the world, in the past years we have experienced multiple major changes in our development processes, product release cycles, team collaborations and overall company culture. The purpose of making changes is to be better, smarter and faster. As a Product Owner who is tightly tied with DevOps teams for planning, iterating and delivering, I’m really glad to speak publicly and start my journey of sharing our adoptions, changes and learnings in mobile DevOps.

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Mobile Performance Index #4 – Using APIs to Collect App Performance Metrics

Using Bitbar Monitoring API to gather mobile performance metrics
Using Bitbar Monitoring API to gather mobile performance metrics

One of the upsides by adopting synthetic monitoring is that you can gain lots of valuable metrics that depict the overall performance of your mobile apps. When you and your team agree on what app performance metrics to measure, it’s time to gather these data and push them to your own DevOps dashboards so every responsible individual/team has access to. But before you can actually get to your dashboard, you need to know how to collect these metrics and select the tool with which your dashboard is presentable.

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Upcoming Update: iOS 11 Devices Available and Framework Updates on September 13

iOS 11 device testing at Bitbar Cloud
iOS 11 device testing at Bitbar Cloud

Hello everyone,

At Bitbar, we always push the boundaries of agility and quality by providing organizations with the most stable and scalable testing solution for mobile apps. In order to bring you the best iOS development and testing experience, we will perform an iOS environment upgrade and add iOS 11 devices to our Cloud on September 13th.

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Webinar Recap: Combining Performance and Functional Mobile App Testing

Thank you all for attending our latest webinar cohosted with Neotys – The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Performance and Functional Mobile App Testing. Today’s mobile users are increasingly demanding for a constant high-quality app. When your application can’t present an expected performance and user experience, they simply ditch your app, turn to your competitors and never look back. This is why we have partnered with Neotys to bring you the best solution to solve significant challenges in mobile performance and functional testing and help you deliver a superb end user experience. 

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Testing Android Oreo (8.0) on Nexus Devices at Bitbar Device Cloud

Android Oreo Available Automated Testing
Android Oreo Available Automated Testing

Just a week ago, Google finally released the latest Android version – Android 8.0 Oreo, as widely suspected. As the announcement of Android Oreo coincided with the solar eclipse in the US, Google launched a teaser campaign and stated that it brings some super (sweet) new powers. Today, we are happy to bring you the great news that Android 8.0 (Oreo) is officially available for automated testing at Bitbar Device Cloud, empowering you to enlarge your Android device coverage for optimizing Android app quality and user experience on the latest Android operating system.

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Mobile Performance Index #3 – Measuring App Performance Metrics That Matter

App Performance and Metrics
App Performance and Metrics

In the last blog, we have covered how to start synthetic monitoring for mobile apps from preparing necessary files for monitoring checks to setting up checks on Bitbar Monitoring. We also unveiled some key findings during our continuous observations on the top US retail apps.

By the end of the last blog, you are supposed to be familiar with Bitbar Monitoring and have at least some simple test scripts for proactively monitoring your mobile apps.

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Docker, Docker, Docker – Bitbar Testing Embraces Dockerization for Higher Scalability

Bitbar Testing Embrace Dockerization for Higher Scalability
Bitbar Testing Embrace Dockerization for Higher Scalability

Hello everyone,

First of all, I hope you all had a great summer.

As most of you have already known, we moved to a faster release schedule back in 2016, wherein we have been managing to deliver new features to all of our users on a bi-weekly basis thanks to keeping on agile practices. That being said, you might have noticed that this time the sprint for the new Bitbar Testing update is longer than usual. Why? Because we have exciting news to announce and it will bring great benefits to everyone down the line.

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Mobile Performance Index #2 – Kickstart Synthetic Monitoring for Mobile Apps

Mobile Performance Index #2 - Kickstart Synthetic Monitoring for Mobile Apps
Mobile Performance Index #2 - Kickstart Synthetic Monitoring for Mobile Apps

App monitoring is a critical part of the mobile app development and DevOps process in the same way that test automation should be thought of as a foundational component of agile release cycles, regardless if it is a mobile website or an Android/iOS native mobile app. Without monitoring your mobile applications, it can have a serious impact on your digital business.

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Improve Android App Quality to Rank Better on Google Play Store

Improve Android App Quality
Improve Android App Quality

No matter what industry you are in, it is always a challenge to make every of your customers happy and satisfied. By the time a customer specifically points out that your service or product is of extremely low quality, however, your reputation is gone.

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Introducing Bitbar Mobile Performance Index – A Complete Guideline for Building Your Own App Performance Dashboard

Bitbar Mobile App Performance Index
Bitbar Mobile App Performance Index

Most business leaders know that mobile app performance has a significant impact on revenue generation, user retention and customer loyalty – especially during the busy end of the year holiday season when users’ tolerance for slow response time, sluggish performance and dropped transactions is at its lowest. People know that mobile app performance is important but it is unclear what constitutes poor performance: When is your app fast? When is it slow? How do my competitors perform in this regard?

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