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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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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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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Guest Blog: The Best of Both Worlds – Combining Performance and Functional Mobile App Testing

Bitbar partners with Neotys to combine performance and functional testing for mobile apps
Bitbar partners with Neotys to combine performance and functional testing for mobile apps

We are excited to announce the partnership with Neotys, the maker of Neoload. The partnership will combine Neotys’s expertise in mobile performance and load testing with Bitbar’s market leading mobile functional testing capability and real device farm to deliver a solution to today’s growing complexity of challenges in mobile performance and functional testing.

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iOS 11 updates to know…

The impacts of iOS 11 on iOS app development and testing
The impacts of iOS 11 on iOS app development and testing

Happy Summer! Sadly there are about 6 weeks left till autumn 🙁

Last month we heard about iOS 11 and boy there were some good announcements! By now most of you know that when WWDC rolls around it’s a scramble to make sure your team is prepared for the changes in iOS app development and testing. Today I wanted to highlight some of the big changes that are coming and how they will probably influence your iOS app development and testing. 

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Bridging the Gap Between ConnectedWorld and UX

It’s become widely accepted fact that every second matters in today’s #ConnectedWorld and business depends on #UX to be competitive. If you depend on your users to alert you to the problem then you’ll definitely notice a drop in revenue and uninstalls. What can we do to identify this problem earlier so that we can avoid losing revenue?

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Live Q&A Session at Bitbar Testing – Ask Us Anything

We’ll be hosting a live Q&A session to answer any of your technical, business or other testing-related questions on the 8th of December. Mark your calendar and submit your questions – we’re truly looking forward to help you out with any of your questions. So if you have a puzzle that needs a correct piece, we’re providing out best help and effort for mobile app testing, mobile game testing and mobile web testing during this event. Don’t miss this one!

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How to Record Videos of Remote Test Automation Runs

video recording of remote test automation runs
video recording of remote test automation runs

Video recording for mobile app testing is a neat feature that provides video as an output from the remote test sessions. When you start a test run on any number of devices and something goes wrong with any of those device runs, it’s a great feature to check what actually happened on that run – by looking at the video.

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