By Lingkai Shao
15 May 2013
First in market with a global reach, cooperation with leading OEMs and 1.5M+ Android activations per day provide proof-points for Testdroid’s success among mobile ecosystem
14 May 2013
Although we understand that *most* mobile developers aren’t Formula 1 drivers, they are just as awesome, and what mobile developer wouldn’t want to have the opportunity of test driving one of their apps on the latest and greatest from Sony? Correction: make that Testdroiding. Yes, you just read that right.
We’re collaborating with Sony Mobile to deploy their Xperia line of devices on Testdroid Cloud so that you—mobile developer/tester/racecar driver extraordinaire—can Testdroid your apps and games on these full HD devices, for free. Our priority is providing you, our users, with tools that make your mobile development and testing life easier, and access to the most fantastic screens used in Android devices is now within your reach. Testdroid Cloud running Xperia devices offers a combination of features that enables you to:
· Maximize device support instantly and with minimum effort: just upload, select and run. Results will be delivered to you by email in minutes;
· Develop, test and deploy apps and games in a fraction of time. Build tests for your app and run them at Testdroid Cloud;
· Ensure your apps are differentiated on full-HD resolution screens;
· Rapidly and accurately capture, verify, and replay your tests, with quick delivery of functionality and performance metrics;
· Access the devices anytime, anywhere.
This partnership with Sony is exciting for us on so many levels, notably as it supports our continued interest in collaborating with leading OEMs and reinforces our overall global approach to efficient and accurate mobile applications development.
So … drivers, start your engines! Testdroid your own Sony device now at cloud.testdroid.com:
· Xperia™ S
· Tablet Xperia™ S
· Xperia™ P
· Xperia™ Z
· Xperia™ E
10 May 2013
Sandboxes. We’ve all sat in them, built castles in them, wrestled toys away from other children in them. The definition of a sandbox is quite simple: a box filled with sand where children play.
Next week, May 15-17, we’ll be in the most recognized sandbox in the technology playground, the Google I/O Developer Conference Sandbox, and we are fired up to be part of this elite group! The Developer Sandbox showcases demos from a wide range of developers who have built applications based on products and technologies that are being featured at Google I/O. This includes us. We’ll be rubbing elbows and exchanging ideas with talented minds as we introduce Google+ sign in to all Testdroid products. Earlier this year, Google launched its Google+ sign in as a standard way to log in to online services. We support Google’s initiatives in whatever they do, even more so when developers are at the heart of these initiatives. Move over Facebook, now you can sign in with Google +!
This will be the second year that we’ve showcased Testdroid at Google I/O. Last year at this time, while some developers showed limited, web-based app testing capabilities in iOS, we were the only ones there that demonstrated the power of cloud-based app testing. This year we expect to see many more like-minded developers, even though we remain first-to-market with a global reach. We view our second year participating at Google I/O as a milestone that not only marks our growth over these past 12 months – confirming that we are on the right path and doing some cool stuff – but is testimony to the evolution of the Android testing platform industry as a whole … like more children playing in the sandbox.
We look forward to our three days in San Francisco next week at Google I/O and are excited to be in the Sandbox. Oh, and we promise to play nice!
22 Apr 2013
Google’s Test Automation Conference (GTAC2013) will be held in Google New York office on Apr 23-24. This is already 7th time when world class test automation experts gather together to exchange best practices and demonstrate their successes in large scale test automation. This year’s theme is Testing media and mobile with presentations from companies like Expedia, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Mozilla and naturally from Goole’s own test automation experts who will give some light on how to do test automation at Google scale. The full schedule of presentations can be found here.
From mobile test automation point of view presentations of special interest on Day 1 include Mozilla’s How Do You Test a Mobile OS, Expedia’s Mobile automation in Continuous Delivery Pipeline, Facebook’s How Facebook Tests Facebook on Android. On day 2 there are several interesting presentations from the hosts of this great event. First they will present Breaking the Matrix – Android Testing at Scale and then a presentation on Android UI Automation by the team behind the very promising UI Automator framework. Finally a presentation on Building Scalable Mobile Test Infrastructure for Google+ Mobile should give good pointers what needs to be considered when you are targeting extreme scale for your test infrastructure.
On true Google style all presentations will be streamed live and will also be available on YouTube for everyone to learn from the best test automation gurus in the planet. The videos to the presentations can be found here. There is also a Google+ page for GTAC 2013 where you can follow the live action.
As an important part of this ecosystem Bitbar is also invited and we will be demoing the latest on Testdroid. We will give a sneak preview of test recorder that creates Google UI Automator test scripts as well as showing our state of the art Testdroid App Crawler with advanced Activity Lens – an extremely easy way to visualize and compare the test execution results across devices.
By Jane Pruitt
18 Apr 2013
— Fabian Rubensson (@fabianrubensson) April 16, 2013
Need any more reasons to get started testing on Testdroid?
Schmidt also predicts one billion total devices by the end of the year.
Thank you for the tweet Fabian!
- @bitbar: about -101 seconds agoTestdroid will dramatically shorten your time-to-market and lower the cost of development without any manual testing work. #androiddev
- @janneSymbioSe: about 1 hour agofi: http://t.co/6NI7mntDcn käyttäjältä @youtube #jolla new #mobile #devices. Is it going to be #testdroid combatible?