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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Speed Up Mobile Testing Cycles with Test Sharding

Speed up mobile test execution with test sharding
Speed up mobile test execution with test sharding

It’s obvious that companies nowadays are investing more in automation solutions to streamline the workflow of build, test, deploy and monitor mobile apps. As developing high-quality apps requires lots of intensive testing, companies will most likely highlight Speed as one of the cornerstones when evaluating test automation tools and services.

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Gray Box Test Automation with Unity Games

Without access to source code, there are limited ways to develop test automation solutions for mobile games. With the increasing popularity of Unity Technologies amongst mobile game developers, Bitbar began to explore gray box test capabilities with Golden Rat Studios.

Golden Rat Studios is a game development studio based in Playa Vista (Los Angeles), California. Led by industry veterans, Golden Rat Studios LLC is building the next generation of real-time, multiplayer, social games for Explorer Corporation Limited, a new mobile game distributor located in Hong Kong. In collaboration with Golden Rat Studios, we’ve engineered a test automation framework with Unity tools to supplement an image recognition-based approach.

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Testing iOS 11 devices with the latest Appium & XCUITest at Bitbar Cloud

iOS 11 devices and Xcode 9 support for mobile app testing
iOS 11 devices and Xcode 9 support for mobile app testing

We are excited to bring you the news that iOS 11 devices are available for iOS test automation on Bitbar Cloud. It’s time to incorporate more iPhones and iPads in your device list for iOS app testing that enlarges your test coverage and improves your confidence before shipping your iOS applications to end users. Sign up now and check if your apps work on iOS 11 devices.

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How to Get Started with Bitbar Cloud via AWS Marketplace

Get started with Bitbar Cloud via AWS Marketplace
Get started with Bitbar Cloud via AWS Marketplace

The availability of Bitbar Cloud on AWS Marketplace gives Enterprises the agility of adopting and deploying mobile test automation with the best mobile device farm for scalable app testing.

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Upcoming Updates: New Bitbar Cloud Domain and Menu

Hello everyone,

We’d like to first thank you for being our users and believing in our mobile DevOps vision. In October we will start using the new domain – https://cloud.bitbar.com for public cloud access, calling it the last step of rebranding from Testdroid.

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Use Newman/Postman to Synthetically Monitor API Endpoints

Use Newman/Postman to Synthetically Monitor API Endpoints
Use Newman/Postman to Synthetically Monitor API Endpoints

Bitbar Monitoring provides a way to monitor mobile applications and APIs using real mobile devices in various location around the world with the option of using real carrier networks. The service supports running scripted mobile tests using eg. the Appium testing framework. Other supported frameworks are XCUITest for iOS and Espresso for Android applications.

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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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