Run Enterprise-Grade Mobile Dev and Test Environment on Your Own Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

Today many mobile teams almost always work with testing, staging and integration environments residing inside the company network. These environments are not exposed to the Internet, which sometimes makes it difficult to use any of popular cloud-based testing solutions and services from the information security point of view.

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From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar Cloud UI Update 2.51

Cześć!

Ah! New Year! New hopes, resolutions and expectations. All gyms crammed and in the newspapers (as always at this time) a lot of articles like “how to lose weight in a week” and “the sculpture you always dreamed about.” Our first Cloud update, released yesterday, also brings you a lot of sweets! But do not worry – all our goodies have 0 calories! 🤤

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Highlights on Mobile DevOps at Bitbar Cloud from 2017

Bitbar's Review of 2017
Bitbar's Review of 2017

2017 was another exciting year for Bitbar. We introduced powerful new features and teamed up with new partners to strengthen our mobile DevOps platform. ‘Speed’ is the single word to be used to wrap up the achievements for the year. We want to take this opportunity to have an annual review.

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Introducing A More Powerful Remote Device Control Service for Manual Mobile Testing

New Remote Device Control
New Remote Device Control

At Bitbar, we truly believe that test automation scales up the mobile device testing efficiency and helps teams to maximize device coverage and improve confidence when it comes to keeping up your app release frequency. But it doesn’t really negate the need for manual testing, as it is a good way to reproduce real-world scenarios and troubleshoot special issues on specific devices.

By understanding our users’ use cases for manual testing, we decided to revamp the remote device control service and now we are excited to introduce a more powerful service for Android and iOS manual testing at Bitbar Cloud.

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From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar UI Update 2.49 and 2.50

Cześć!

It’s almost 9am in Poland right now. Sun is shining thru cold (almost) winter wind. We are excited to roll out some great new features to welcome the holiday and new year. Well, let’s grab a cup of good coffee and check out what’s new in the latest two versions. Shall we?

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Guest Blog: How to Use Gherkin and Espresso for Android Test Automation

How to Use Gherkin for Android Test Automation
How to Use Gherkin for Android Test Automation

Hello everyone,

Today’s guest is Tobias Doll, Test Automation Engineer in the Mobile Development Department of Deutsche Welle (DW). DW is a German public international broadcaster with goals to convey Germany as a “liberal, democratic state based on the rule of law”, to produce reliable news coverage and to provide access to the German language. 

With rich experience in mobile QA, Tobias is excited to share some insights on how to explore the possibilities of Espresso and how to fully leverage the power of Gherkin with Espresso for Android test automation. If you want to move on from Calabash and look for a new way to handle your Android app testing, this article is for you. Read on. 

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Firing on All Cylinders With Continuous Delivery for Mobile

When everything is firing on all cylinders, DevOps can be awesome. By automating every application build – from development and QA, to pre-release testing and eventually to production – DevOps lets you release new code as frequently as your business needs to instead of continuously delayed releases. This, in turn, enables you to resolve issues and make important improvements with lightning speed, keeping you agile and helping you meet customer needs (and expectations) as well as respond to new challenges in a competitive landscape.

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Why Mobile Test Automation Is Vital to Retail Business

Test Automation Vital to Retail Business
Test Automation Vital to Retail Business

Mobile shopping is booming year over year. According to Adobe’s forecast, it’s predicted to see more traffic from smartphones and tablets than from desktops for the first time in this holiday shopping season. Similarly, one study from YouAppi found that 85% of shoppers will use a mobile app for holiday shopping in 2017. It’s clear that mobile has become a key touchpoint in today’s customer journey.

Despite seeing the importance of mobile, the majority of retailers are still facing challenges to reap the solid returns from mobile channels in the coming holiday shopping season. 

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Mobile Device Testing – The Most Popular Global Devices At the End of Q3’17

Top Global Devices Q3'17
Top Global Devices Q3'17

Since the end of Q1/2017, there have been interesting changes in the most popular devices, measured by the mobile web traffic, which is the most useful method to get a grasp on what devices the wider audience uses.

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From the Desk of the Developer: Bitbar UI Update 2.48

Cześć!

Long time no see! I’m looking into posts history to check when last time I wrote UI Update… and wow! It was 30th June! But fear not – we are back on the tracks. So all aboard – I invite you to a (short) journey to review updates in version 2.48.

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