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Mobile Automation Testing

iOS: XCUITest, Appium, Instruments JS
Android: Espresso, Robotium, UI Automator 2.0, or Appium

What Is BVT and Why Is It Important For Every App Team

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Build Verification Testing (BVT), also known as Smoke Tests or Build Acceptance Testing (BAT), is a type of software testing that is aimed at ensuring the most important functions work correctly when you push new code. The results of this testing are used to decide if a build is stable enough to proceed with further testing. Typically the BVT process is automated.

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9 Things to Know About Automation Testing an ARKit Application

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According to Apple, “The basic requirement for any AR experience—and the defining feature of ARKit—is the ability to create and track a correspondence between the real-world space the user inhabits and a virtual space where you can model visual content. When your app displays that content together with a live camera image, the user experiences augmented reality: the illusion that your virtual content is part of the real world.”

At TestGrid.io, we love innovation and love to solve complex problems. Automated testing for an ARKit application is a complex problem and we are getting ready for it.

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Getting Ready for iPhone X

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Apple has released a brand new innovative device that is very different from its previous generation devices. Here are a few things that every app development and test team should be aware of.

Screen Resolution

Features:
iPhone X is a 5.8” device with Super Retina display. The new screen resolution is 2436 x 1125 and it runs end to end.

What this means for testers:
This could potentially impact the UI of your app. The screen size, resolution and status bar at the top of the phone are totally different.

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Developing Reliable Apps Faster

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Ever wondered what it would take to create an app faster with less code?

It should have a reliable or at least stable code with good device and network performance. The code should be easy to understand by anyone and easy to upgrade/add new feature. I know, this is not as easy as writing a quick paragraph.

Welcome to my world!

I have been developing mobile apps for the past 7 years and I have tried every option that’s out there to achieve above five points. Currently, I have settled down on few of these tools/principles.

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Automating Push Notification Testing

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Push notifications are used to integrate real-time messaging to your apps. It keeps you in touch with users and makes it easy for your users to communicate. These are easy to love and hate.

However, testing push notifications for your iOS or Android app can be a pain.

Consider setting up your own server or use one of the many push web services online. Either way, it’s a lot of work to get all these systems connected properly. When it is working properly, push notifications come in fast and reliably, (Awesome). But, when nothing comes in, it can be very hard to find out why.

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Continuous Integration, Continuous Development, and Jenkins

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To understand Jenkins, first you will have to understand Continuous Integration (CI).

Continuous Integration is commonly defined as a development practice that requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository several times a day. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early. Most developers follow CI to keep their code base intact when you work in a group environment.

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Mobile Ads and Automation Testing

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Ads are an easy way to monetize your app. By integrating Ads you can start earning right away.

Ad testing is one of the staples of market research as it directly appeals to measuring and improving marketing effectiveness. Ad testing itself comes in a variety of different flavors depending on where the advert is in development and implementation.

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Why Should a Mobile Tester Use Real Devices Instead of Emulators?

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In the testing world there are countless options for using Emulators for testing. I have heard many clients ask, Why not just use Emulators? or What’s the big deal about “Real Devices?” The long and short of it is, emulators are emulators and can never completely behave the same as an end user’s device. Below, I have outlined a few of the typical advantages and disadvantages of testing with the two as well as a brief infographic to check out.

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Mobile App Security – iOS and Android App Backgrounding

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Security testing is a big piece for mobile apps testing. More and more personal information is gathered by these devices without much of the user’s knowledge. A funny thing is, your device doesn’t have to be hacked to get your personal information. A tool like iExplorer can get some of your app data even though your phone is locked or pass code protected.

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Which Continuous Integration(CI) Tool Should I Use?

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As a developer you have heard about the plethora of Continuous Integration tools out there. Some are open source (yeah) and some aren’t. Each of these are important for limiting the number of errors that can make it into your software. There’s good and there’s bad but not in the way you think, as usual it depends on what you are trying to do.

Above is our chart that we use internally at TestGrid.io.

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