Happy New Year and highlights of 2011

Greetings and Happy New Year 2012!

On the behalf of everyone here at Bitbar, allow me to thank each of you for  participating in the Testdroid story this past year—and take a moment to share some of the highlights.

Year 2011 was a huge success for Android, becoming the #1 smartphone platform in the world, and year 2012 will undoubtedly be even better for the entire community. More than 700 000 Android devices are activated every day,
more people use now mobile apps than mobile browser, for the first time ever and Android Market just recently reached 400 000 applications.
Demand for great apps and mobile services is enormous, and we are here to help everyone to launch the best Android apps & services around.
We at Bitbar have expanded our product offering during last year from Testdroid Recorder and Testdroid Server to Testdroid Cloud. We will continue to deliver our vision for making software testing as fast and easy as possible.

Testdroid Cloud is now open for everyone!

Testdroid Cloud has now been in closed beta for 6 weeks and we have had a great opportunity to iron out most of the obvious technical and operational challenges. We have been adding new devices to Testdroid Cloud on weekly basis and well will continue to do so. We have made several usability improvements and introduced several new features based on beta user requests. Please keep sending new feature suggestions – we will implement them as you can see from the list below. Now that the scalability is proven we are opening the beta for everyone. You can sign up by leaving your e-mail address here.

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Testdroid Recorder 1.1.12 – Time line recording.

And here it is! Testdroid Recorder 1.1.12 arrived. In this release we add great new timeline recording feature. Robotium and monkeyrunner tends to playback tests as fast as they can. However, if your application needs to do something time consuming after the action, it may not keep the pace of a test. For example, when your application fetches data from a server, the delay caused by network latency and server reaction might cause test to fail.

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Testdroid Recorder 1.1.11 is out!

The new version of Testdroid Recorder with magical number 1.1.11 is now available for download.

Testdroid Recorder has truly cemented its place in Android testing tools market and we can safely say that Testdroid is the most comprehensive Android testing solution around. However, we at Bitbar don’t stop here as our goal is to even accelerate our rate of innovation and improve the end to end solution even further.

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Bitbar demoing Testdroid Cloud at HTC developer event Nov 11th @HTC Mountain View,CA

Bitbar will be demoing Testdroid automated Android testing solution at HTC developer event in HTC Mountain View office, 800 West El Camino Real #200, Mountain View, CA on Friday November 11th starting at 9 am.
Everyone attending will be given a free 3 month license to Testdroid Recorder and free access to Testdroid Cloud until the end of 2011. Bitbar Android testing experts will be giving guidance on how to automate your Android application testing in matter of minutes and how to automatically test your applications on numerous Android devices in Testdroid Cloud. We are looking forward to meet you all!


Meet us at AnDevCon II in San Francisco on 6th – 9th November

AnDevCon II, the largest independent conference for Android Developers, will start on Sunday 6th of November in San Francisco. There are over 1000 registrants from 38 countries, over 40 exhibitors and amazing line of speakers in the event building the Android ecosystem.

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Testdroid Recorder 1.1.7 with full Honeycomb support

 

Testdroid Recorder 1.1.7 is now available for download. This version adds new features and bug fixes. Support for Robotium 2.5 including support for Android 3.2 related features.

Bug fixes
Bug fixes for MotionEvent in Android 3.1 and list index fix.

Robotium 2.5 support
Testdroid Recorder now comes with version 2.5 of Robotium which provides full support for Honeycomb.

Upgrading from earlier versions
If you are adding a new test using the latest version(v1.1.7) into the test project generated using the earlier version of the recorded you need to remove reference to robotium 2.3 manually.

In Eclipse open the test project and remove “robotium-solo-2.3.jar” from libs folder. Move top of the library and press delete or select “Delete” under the right-click menu. You also need to remove robotium-solo-2.3.jar library from project properties. Right click to open test project properties and select “Build Path” -> “Configure Build Path” and there select “Libraries” tab and remove “robotium-solo-2.3.jar”.

When you record new test cases Testdroid adds new robotium-solo-2.5.jar library automatically into the project and you can execute tests as before.

Check out the tutorial section how to get started at https://bitbar.com/tutorial



Only one week to Droidcon UK

It’s only one week to Droicon UK, the largest Android developer conference in Europe, and we are getting more and more excited! The sponsor and speaker lineup is looking more impressive every day. First of all, severall major Android manufacturers have a presence at Droidcon UK: HTC Dev people will be promoting HTC’s developer community as well as Sony Ericsson, who will give presentations and have their developer relations people there to reach out and participate. The most interesting device manufacturer on a conference focusing on Android is definitely Blackberry as RIM is not the most obvious sponsor for an Android conference! Maybe they have something interesting to announce 😉

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Bitbar exhibiting at Droidcon UK October 6-7th

Bitbar will be exhibiting their Testdroid solution at Droidcon UK, Europe’s largest conference that exclusively covers Android development and applications. This year, over 500 Android enthusiasts will rub shoulders with many of the world’s foremost Android experts to dig into every aspect of Android and its ever-growing ecosystem. The themes this time around are Android for Developers, in the Enterprise, Gaming, and Design.

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