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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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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Dashboards and Reports – How Do You Measure and Improve App Testing?

Testing Dashboards and Reports for Better Measurements and Improvements
Testing Dashboards and Reports for Better Measurements and Improvements

Today there are many automation tools that companies are working with. It’s evident that not every process around baking quality into mobile apps is perceived the same. In my 10 years working for enterprise and startups there always seems to be one thing that teams tend to overlook. It’s rather simple, but as engineers we sometimes make our lives harder than it has to be. This is especially true when we are faced with a business process related to do items.

If you’re working in a large organization you might know what I am talking about. It’s what you get asked for at the end of every sprint and before being ready to release to production. The “thing” I am referring to is a report. 

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Bitbar to Host Helsinki Software QA and Testing Meetup

helsinki meetup for mobile quality, testing and automation
helsinki meetup for mobile quality, testing and automation

Bitbar will be sponsoring the meetup in Helsinki, Finland, that focuses on mobile performance metrics and how to efficiently monitor various performance aspects of mobile apps, games and mobile websites. If you are in town on the 10th of May at 5:30pm, do not miss this event! There’ll be plenty of great discussions, awesome folks to meet up and great technologies presented, that will surely boost your mobile success.

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Get Started with App Monitoring for Successful Mobile DevOps

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.

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The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business

The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business
The Costs of Poor User Experience for Mobile Business

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!

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What to Include in Containers for iOS App Testing

Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container
Products included in typical iOS App Testing Container

Container technology has been enabling companies to pack various software components into a single physical package that can be used for various purposes. In mobile app testing, containers are extremely useful and can easily enable clean, secure and scalable test automation with the right set of tools, programming languages, frameworks and literally any software components that test scripts, automation components or application need for a test execution.

Last week we discussed about the benefits of containers for mobile app testing. In this blog we’ll take a look at quite typical ingredients for iOS containers and how to use those for iOS test automation.

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Why Containers Make Bitbar The Most Flexible DevOps Platform

The containerization of our services has helped us a lot to reach high scalability in tailoring and mass customization. They offer superior manageability, security and customizability for most innovative users.

In this blog post we are covering the basics and main benefits of Bitbar’s container technology. With the next ones we’ll cover what the containers contain for Android and iOS respectively, then we will deep dive on some advanced use cases utilizing the containers beyond mobile test automation and then, finally, we will be showcasing an end-to-end use case including also containerized backend.

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How to Get Started with Synthetic Mobile App Monitoring

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.

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