4 Emerging Trends We Witnessed at Software Testing Conference 2018

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December 12, 2018
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4 Emerging Trends We Witnessed at Software Testing Conference 2018

Trends We Witnessed at STC 2018

The biggest Software testing Conference in India, QAI STC 2018 came to an end on 7th December with the most insightful and pragmatic discussion that can disrupt the software testing eco-space. The focus of the event this year was on the theme – Quality by Design: Convergence of Testing, Lean, Intelligence and Automation.

We were the title sponsors this year and so got a bigger platform to showcase the NEXT we are bringing in mobile app testing world.

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There was an array ideas displayed, experiments and experiences to explore challenges and suggestive techniques and best practices to successfully to overcome the common challenges.

With the top minds in software testing coming together to share the latest trends, tips on stage and through conference networking opportunities, STC this year too has succeeded in bringing forth excellent insights about future of testing in rapidly changing times. More than 30 top companies participated in this one-of its kind Expo where we have witnessed some of the monumental key developments that would shape testing landscape in the coming years.

Over 500 software testers gathered and more than 12 empanelled speakers graced the expo for 2 days. Attendees heard from experts like: Avinash Tiwari, co-founder, pCloudy, David Parker, Director, Smart Bear, Rajini Padmanabhan, V.P, QA Infotech, Anand Vaishampayan, Director – Cloud Application Migration Services, IBM, Dr. Shankar Ramamoorthy, Customer Success Officer, Harman Intl., Anupama Jayakumar, Director, Schneider Electric to name a few.

Avinash’s keynote session on “Will AI be another Tesla for software testing?” became a huge hit as he set the tone correct talking about trends like AI and Predictive Analytics that can disrupt the mobile app testing industry.



In between the sessions, the pCloudy booth was flooded with people. Our team of five did their best to answer questions and get feedback from those who are already using pCloudy as well as folks who were new to pCloudy.

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Q&A Session at pCloudy booth
Here are the biggest lessons that we learnt at the STC event this year:

1) Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are setting up new standards in mobile app testing market:

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in testing, tools, processes and methods have shown a significant improvements in search results, recommendations, forecasts, and other predictions.

Testing practitioners are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing—an area that still requires significant manual effort.

Last year we came up with something which was quite new to the market, our AI-based test bot for Mobile App – Certifaya. This year we see this trend catching up.

There are quite a number of new tools focusing on NLP driven Automated Test case generation to AI driven self-healing automated tests. Good to see competition in this space! The race has just begun.

AI and ML in Mobile App testing

2) Predictive Analytics is going to disrupt the software testing ecosystem:

Another major learning at STC event this year has been the growing importance of Predictive Analytics in Software Testing. We are in the age of Analytics where the test data captured are translated into actionable insights for future improvement. These solutions proactively identify problem areas in the testing processes and indicate the way forward to achieve a high-quality software product. Predictive analytics uses mathematical algorithms and machine learning technologies to forecast outcomes of software testing procedures. This technique uses current and past data to generate insights and locate potential points of failure in software testing outcomes. This enables the development and testing leaders to proactively address issues early in the lifecycle, and hence faster and easier. The combination of test automation and advanced analytics will enable software development and testing managers to spend more time on strategic activities that drive greater business value over a longer term.

We succeeded in setting the tone right at STC this year.

Predictive Analytics in Software Testing

Our use cases on AI and Predictive analytics became the talk of the town.


predictive analytics bot open

Surely, AI and Predictive analytics are going to disrupt the mobile app testing space.

3) Digital Transformation and its impact on testing:

Most of the testing teams are already witnessing the impacts of digital transformation initiatives such as DevOps adoption and scaling Agile. From achieving quality@speed, to tooling, to team structure, to application architectures, almost everything has changed. Enterprises are already adopting shift left approach to keep pace with the growing demands from digital transformation. Shift left testing is an approach to software and system testing in which testing is performed earlier in the lifecycle (i.e., moved left on the project timeline).
Here, at STC this year, another major trend we came across was the growing importance of omni-channel testing. With digital transformation, Customers today are exploited by choices that are never ending in the actual sense of the word. But the customer expects to receive the consistent user experience across all platforms. Omni-channel User Experience Testing helps tune your digital applications and customer experience across functional tests, compatibility, usability, and app security tests.

4) No more Quality Assurance; it’s all about Quality Engineering:

Another major trend seen at STC this year was the focus from Quality Assurance towards Quality Engineering. Today, the goal of Agile is to persistently test, dissect and enhance quality throughout the development lifecycle, as opposed to only towards the end of the cycle. In this environment, mere ‘assurance’ through process monitoring will not help achieve high quality standards. Engineering quality into the management, development, operation and maintenance of IT systems and enterprise architectures is the only way organizations can ensure end-to-end quality the current environments demand.

The principles of “Shift Left” has heavily influenced the transition to Quality Engineering. Test and development teams work together in a continuous integration model and it is very important to design code which is testable and easy to integrate. This in turn allows for quick localisation of a problem and to assure individual parts are working before a significant amount of software is combined or integrated together. Dheeraj Sinha talked about how this digital transformation is changing the role of QA, the skills required, the methodology, processes involved and taking it to an all new different level. He aptly quoted- “The focus of QA shouldn’t be to find defects but to enable others to find defects.”

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iPhone XS and XS Max on pcloudy

pCloudy announces the support for the brand new iPhone XS and XS Max our real device cloud. You can now test your apps on the latest iPhone devices without any wait. Committed to provide you with the latest, we provide you with fast support for latest devices and OS for mobile app test.

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With users becoming more conscious, it’s very important for companies to make sure that their apps run smoothly on a wide spectrum of devices including the latest released devices and OS. It becomes a mandate for enterprise mobility to test their apps on multiple real devices like the recently launched iPhone XS and XS Max to make sure that their apps don’t fail or have to face the brunt of getting bad reviews or ratings on App store. Get your app quality assured!

To know more about what these phones are offering, you can read this blog. Why don’t you test your app on pCloudy, the unified digital app testing platform, to find out the difference in app quality?

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iOS 12 is Now Available on pCloudy. Go Forth and Test Your Apps Now!

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iOS 12 is Available on pCloudy

While Apple fans are eagerly waiting for the new iPhones to be released, pCloudy committed to provide you with the newest, the fastest brings iOS 12 for you to test your apps.

iOS 12 Version

iOS 12 is focused on improving the performance of iOS devices as a whole. Since this big feature announcement can’t be shown through screenshots, instead you need to experience it first-hand to find what’s new. Unlike previous iOS updates, iOS 12 focuses on performance especially on speeding up older devices.

Let’s find out the important and some hidden features in this update:

Device compatibility: This has been a highly compatible release update for iPhones till date. If your iOS works on iOS 11, iOS 12 will work on those phones. This means that all iPhones from iPhone 5S onward will be compatible with iOS 12.

Smoother and faster

As mentioned earlier, the prominent feature of iOS 12 isn’t something that has to be explained beyond screenshots. Infact it’s something that offers you to experience on your own. Instead of stuffing too many new features into iOS 12 and adding to some of the already irritating bugs we all experience, Apple is using iOS 12 to focus on bettering the overall performance of its iOS device lineup across the board. Apps should open faster, scrolling should be smoother and crashes should be fewer.

Detailed battery info

To find out what’s draining the battery on any mobile device is something we all want to learn more about. In iOS 12, you just need to open the Settings app, select Battery and you will have detailed information that you might need. New charts, breakdowns and graphs show you exactly what was using your battery and, perhaps most importantly, when it was used.

iOS 12 Settings

Alternate appearance in FaceID

There have been many issues reported in the past for the iPhones that support Face ID. Users have had trouble getting authenticated by Face ID while wearing a hat, sunglasses etc. that could change your overall appearance, will get the ability to register a second appearance. The new setting is found in Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Alternate appearance.

Indeed, this same feature can be used to register a second face to Face ID to give access of your phone to a second person. Just ensure that if you want to remove the second appearance (or face) you will need to reset Face ID.

Automatic OS updates

A new feature in iOS 12 will automatically install iOS updates on your device without requiring you to manually approve it. You can enable automatic updates in Settings > General > Software Updates > Automatic updates. With this feature enabled, whenever an update is released your iPhone will automatically update while you are away from your phone for long.

Face ID and Passcode

There are multiple other updates and additions in this iOS 12 which you can leverage and assure the quality of your app by testing it on the latest version of iOS now available on pCloudy.

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pCloudy ENGAGE, Mumbai Edition - An Insightful Evening With Bright Minded App Test Professionals

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pCloudy ENGAGE

As per our initiative to engage with enthusiastic and bright-minded app testing professionals in the industry, we at pCloudy held a user meet-up, pCloudy ENGAGE, Mumbai edition for our enterprise customers in Mumbai on 2nd of August, 2018. With so much of hard-work and planning put behind the event, it turned out to be a big success where we could discuss about some insightful experiences and the best practices in mobile app testing space from our customers.

pCloudy Engage

In our pursuit to look for innovative ideas to solve software quality and testing related challenges of mobile applications pCloudy continues to focus on three major themes at pCloudy ENGAGE, Mumbai edition.

Focus on USERS: First hand feedback from the customers is unmatched and that has always been on our priority list. We got many insightful suggestions and feedback to make our product robust and futuristic which made the event even more productive.

Focus on GROWTH: The event was all about mutual help to grow each other’s businesses. We brought forth some of the hidden gem features of pCloudy that can change the game for enterprise mobility. In return we received invaluable feedback and suggestions to better our product.

Focus on FUTURISTIC FEATURES: We have always endeavored to be the frontrunner in the market. With every update release we try to strengthen the platform in line with intelligence to meet the market demands and accelerate delivery.

pCloudy Customers

The keynote speaker for the day was Mr. Avinash Tiwari, our co-founder who spoke about the fast-paced growth in the industry and the evolution of mobile app testing. He also spoke about how Continuous testing and delivery has accelerated the delivery of apps from months to days and has also improved the quality of apps. But, he posed a serious question – seeing the pace of growth and advancement in the app test industry what is going to maintain the quality @speed beyond continuous testing. The future of app testing! Features like – bot test, predictive analytics, parallelism in manual app tests and crowd tests can change the game of next gen app testing.

Avinash Tiwari - Keynote Speaker

Next was the turn of presenting the hidden gems of pCloudy – the features that can level up the app testing for enterprise mobility?

  • The first hidden gem was the introduction of an important capability for cross browser testing which can make web app testing a breeze. Heeding to the growing demands of our users, we have introduced the Launch and Upload browser feature for our Android users which will give him the freedom to choose the version and the browser that he wants to use. This is going to save their testing time and efforts to a great extent and also give better results for their cross browser test.
  • Giriraj

  • Next hidden gem showed how you can turn your remote device in-hand USB device and work wonders like inspecting object elements using Appium inspector. You can run ADB commands or get debug info like an in-hand device connected and it can run on any open source tool without any integration required.
  • Nilesh Tarale

  • The last but of course the game changer hidden gem, Follow Me was introduced which can speed up the manual app test exponentially. It is a first of its kind solution where you can test your app in synchronous mode on one device and it can be replicated on multiple other devices saving your app test time by 50%.

The hidden gems were well appreciated by our user community and some of our customers came forward to share their insights and experiences with all of us.

Special thanks to Anil Dashrath Sonone, Project Manager from Infosys, and Karthikeyan M, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer from AQM Technologies for sharing wonderful insights and experiences as a first hand customer with all of us.

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Giriraj, our VP Sales felicitating Anil Dasharath Sonone from Infosys

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Giriraj, our VP Sales felicitating Karthikeyan M from AQM Technologies

The event ended on positive note followed by cocktail and dinner.

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Having Cocktail

Thanks a lot to you all for making it worth it! We are coming up soon with another edition of pCloudy ENGAGE in your city. Stay tuned!

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Problems in Mobile App Testing


Mobile market has shown a phenomenal growth over the years and guess who is responsible for such tremendous success- undoubtedly, it is the mobile application market and evidently its progress appears to be indomitable even in coming years. As per the research, mobile applications are expected to generate around 189 Billion USD revenue figure by 2020 merely by means of app stores and in-app advertising.. As this stream of Mobile application gets strengthened, the competition to make each app unique and effective grows even stronger. The real challenge is to maintain the competitiveness by keeping up with this fast changing industry. With so many variations in the mobile devices, it becomes a challenge in the mobile app testing to succeed in ‘All-Device’ scenario.

Here are the most common challenges faced in the mobile application testing:

1. Multiple Devices
2. Networks
3. Choice of tools
4. Screen Sizes
5. Types of Mobile Apps
6. AI Test Automation

1. Multiple Devices: As the mobile market is growing, it’s coming up with more advanced features that before. This becomes a challenge when mobile apps are incompatible with different Operating systems. A mobile app that runs smoothly in one OS might not work well in the other operating system and in different versions of it.

Android OS Distribution

2. Networks: This factor has the most impact on the performance of the mobile application which effects the experience of the app even more. The Wi-Fi speeds, signal strengths or the network drops can cause a bad taste in the mouth of the end user. Since all the network carriers are supporting different data volumes, it is important to test the bandwidth usage. A mobile app tester has to consider all these factors and ensure the app runs smoothly on all networks.Testing on real networks is a fundamental practice to check the existent challenges of testing. In order to cater to this situation, pCloudy offers such a testing environment where the user can test their apps on different network conditions on real mobile devices on cloud.

network-simulation-tool

3. Choice of tools: Testing is the vital aspect of Mobile App Development life Cycle and there are myriads of tools available in the market. pCloudy offers access to tools like Espresso, Appium, Selenium, OpKey, Calabash, Jenkins and many more. Choosing the right tool as per the requirement is the most important decision. The efficacy of MAT process would completely depend upon the competency of the Test-automation tool.

Things to consider before tool evaluation:

  • Type of apps: Apps can be native, hybrid or web. While the trend is inclined towards hybrid apps but the tool of choice should be competent enough to support other kinds of apps.
  • Cloud Testing: Implementing a test automation cloud empowers teams to perform testing on any automation external testing framework .Moreover, the test results can be accessed from any location worldwide.
  • OS Support: Most of the apps are developed for IOS and Android but the scope can expand to Windows, Firefox OS, etc., anytime as the customer base increases. So, the automation tool should be able to support all platforms.

Frameworks

4. Screen Sizes: There are numerous devices-Android or IOS, available with different screen sizes. It is quite a challenge to test for each screen size. IOS mobile app developers who mostly focus on pixel perfect screen design now have to focus more on adaptive without changing all necessary screen elements. So, the businesses have no choice but to change their mobile app design as per the screen size of the devices to offer a top- notch user experience.

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5. Types of Mobile Apps: Mobile apps can be based on either of these three architectures-native , hybrid or web application. All these types have different test case scenarios, and have different app behavior from installation to functionality.The decision of how the app will be tested depends on all these aspects.

Native Hybrid Apps

6. AI Test Automation: AI testing automation has become a vital part of the testing world and is the future of automated app testing. AI Bots can create test cases automatically, generate test codes etc., just by defining a specific testing goal and by providing the initial stage inputs. People still believe in traditional test approach without encouraging and believing testing by Bots at the times when Automated AI testing bots are the Golden Key to MAT automation success.

A good mobile app testing strategy would include a right mix of testing on real devices, user testing and bot testing all at a single platform.

pCloudy provides a biggest cloud platform for automated and manual testing of mobile apps on real devices. It has its own cluster of real devices hosted on cloud to test IOS and Android Apps. Visit pCloudy to choose your plan for availing the best MAT services.

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App Testing Companies Must Follow

Today, the world is earnestly dependent on mobility devices and so is their dependency on the mobile applications. The number of smartphone users are expected to reach 3 billion by 2019 out of which India alone covers half a million. So, it becomes impertinent to have an extremely practical mobile application strategy to make the usage of it more effective. Unless the mobile application is acceptable and extremely compelling to the users, it becomes inconsequential to even trade in it. So, there is a huge responsibility on the shoulders of Mobile application companies to assure the accessibility, security, purpose and usability of the mobile application to make it noticeable and engaging enough in long term.

pCloudy is fully equipped cloud based platform with a strong principled approach to tackle and heed the performance of today’s robust mobile applications. Following are the 5 best practices to count on for successful mobile app testing:

1. Master Plan
2. Device Testing
3. An early stage testing move
4. Crowd Sourced App Testing
5. Automation

1. Master Plan: A common plan is what will drive the team towards the ultimate business goal. Defining the testing approach, the effort, the timeline and the expected results would solve a lot of anticipated problems in different testing phases.

2. Device Testing: Some important points in context to devices are:

  • Testing on every possible device is what looks promising but is impossible. So, testers have to be smart and cover the largest market with largest sample size.
  • Testing on real devices is what is going to be the reality check and is going to give a better idea of the challenges and the convenience of the general usability of the app.
  • Test on more than one OS version to check interface compatibility and consistency.

5 Best Practices App Testing

3. An early stage testing move: Testing early ensures quality and makes the application more favorable in the market as per the new approaches in mobile application development. To minimize the defects at later stages, testing efforts should start at the early stages of mobile app development life cycle.

mobile app development life cycle

4. Crowd Sourced App Testing: The best platform to employ the benefits of cloud which allows global pool of experts from all over the world to be utilized for incomparable testing practices and performance saving both time and money.Not to be considered as a replacement of traditional testing but it has some obvious benefits of testing in real world conditions and without investing in full-time testers. With more participation,feedback and reporting actions, crowd testing has become a reliable and most sought practice today. With the help of pCloudy’s global crowd, testing has become an easy ballgame ensuring app testing in different environments with different network bandwidth, on different devices and on time delivery.

crowd source

5. Automation: Test Automation is what a machine does much faster and with less error than humans. This approach would save a lot of time, cost and would provide great return on investment but for reaping all these benefits, this has to be properly planned as it involves good investment, training and cost of trained resources and tools.If the objectives are undefined, it can lead to wastage of time and resources.

Mobile app testing is facing challenges in terms of changes in networks, operating systems and of course devices. So, the functioning and performance of the mobile applications becomes the prime focus. Selecting the best tool and the reason of doing so is very important. A strategy with clear objectives would be an informed move and a savior in this decision making process.

In the end, all we have to keep in mind is the user is happy using the app and is able to fulfil the purpose. All of this cannot be achieved by an individual but by the effort and strength of the team of both Developers and testers. There can always be brainstorming and learning from failures but the real game can be played by having a strong unified strategy.

pCloudy is a market leader in mobile app testing providing a wide range of MAT services. It has the most powerful mobile app testing platform which gives you a chance to access to real Android and IOS devices in a single click. Connect with our expert team to build a customized MAT strategy for your mobile application.

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Future trends getting bigger for mobile apps in e-commerce industry

Future Trends

Living in a technological era has forced entrepreneurs to adapt to current market and technology trends. Mobile is one such driving force that is propelling enterprises to another level.

E-commerce industry is so vast that it needs a proper channel or platform to reach a wider spread of audience. Android and iPhones both have turned to be largely used platforms used by people across the globe.

Consumers of ecommerce industry today use their mobile devices in numerous contexts like – making a purchase anytime, anywhere, browse and get details about a product while shopping in store. A mobile app serves as a bridge connecting all channels and touch points between a retailer and a customer which they together leverage to get a great and seamless shopping experience. Let us have a look at the trends that tend to set the future of mobile apps in e-commerce industry.

A Rising Influx of Mobile Shoppers

Just as smartphone usage and sales continue to tick upward, mobile shopping is likewise expected to rise. Mobile devices currently account for 19% of all ecommerce sales in the United States; however, the figure is projected to rise to 27% by the end of 2018, according to an Invesp report. This influx of mobile shoppers also presents new challenges to merchants, though. Though desktop driven ecommerce sales may be plateauing, but data from Comscore shows that online sales are booming as a whole. Sales from mobile devices are now leading the charge with an annual growth rate of 59% that eclipses desktop 17%.

Mobile App Testing Trends
Source: Invesp report

More Prevalent Storefront Apps

In a response to the aforementioned challenge of appealing to mobile buyers, expect to see a new wave of mobile “storefront apps” to reach buyers on-the-go. This trend goes hand in hand with the need for merchants to have omni-channel presence, as well. Given that mobile users spend 86% of their time within apps versus mobile sites, perhaps branded native smartphone shopping apps are the key to converting those once-fickle customers.

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After all, if a customer is willing to go through the effort of downloading a mobile app, chances are they’re loyal and trusting enough to make ongoing purchases. “App commerce” platform Poq recently found that storefront apps outperform mobile web conversion rates by 40%, support longer browsing sessions than even desktop web browsers and are twice as likely to drive repeat visits. This all makes sense given the game-changing functionalities that storefront apps offer, which include superior content personalization opportunities, push notifications and geo location-integrated brick-and-mortar shopping recommendations.

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Source: Poqcommerce.com

Poq’s compelling solution, for one, offers a centralized content management system that merchants and marketers can use as a unified data hub that uses an API to automatically sync with analytics platforms, payment gateways, customer review platforms and more.

Boom of app adoption in Indian market

Over 80% of buyers surveyed in India now prefer using apps over mobile browsers to shop on phones, compared to the global average of around 70%, according to a report published by payments technology firm Worldpay. At an average download of 10 mobile apps per day, India has been far ahead and is a thriving market beating its rival U.S and U.K. where the average downloads are 7, the report added. Indians downloaded 12.1 billion apps last year, dethroning the US’s app economy (11.3 billion).

India's App Market is Booming

Getting the app experience right can yield handsome rewards for e-tailers. After all, according to the Worldpay report, one in three Indians spent more than Rs4,000 ($62) on their last purchase. Tapping the right market will be the key to their success for e-tailers.

Conclusion

Nobody can truly predict the future in regard to ecommerce. However, these current trends will continue to heavily influence the space for the time being. One thing that is inevitable for the evolving e-commerce industry is that they should maintain the highest quality apps with fastest time to market. The best strategy would be to test the apps on multiple real devices with different OS versions and on different parameters on a cloud based platform that can deliver better quality apps faster. pCloudy is the ideal full lifecycle digital testing cloud based platform to test all the mobile and IOT apps.

Manual, automated and crowd testing can be done on both iOS and Android devices. These tests can be run on a public cloud, on premise or a dedicated private cloud as per the need. Both Selenium and Appium tests can be run on pCloudy. One of the biggest advantage of it is that it can be integrated with Continuous Integration systems.

Sign up on pCloudy and test your apps to believe what we say.

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By Avinash
December 29, 2017
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Year 2017 at a Glance!

pCloudy 2017


2018 is around the corner and it’s just the time to recap on the major events and milestones of pCloudy in 2017. We thank each one of you for your immense support and trust you bestow on us that keeps us working towards improving pCloudy to meet all your testing needs.

Let’s recap:

GROWTH OUTPACING THE MARKET: Mobile Application Testing Market is on a rapid trajectory and is currently a 3.2 Bn USD industry and is estimated to reach 6 Billion USD by 2021. The growth is not getting stagnant anytime soon. Technavio’s analysts forecast the global Mobile App testing services market to grow at a CAGR of 18.31% during the period 2017-2021. With an incessant growth in the app testing market, pCloudy made a remarkable progress outpacing the market growth and making more than a 100% jump in its user base. More than 17,000 users registered on the pCloudy platform this year.

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GEOGRAPHICAL EXPANSION: pCloudy added another feather in its cap and launching its 4th data center in Melbourne, Australia. The launch of the data center is aimed at tapping the Australian app market helping our customers increase their app coverage to ANZ region.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH IT STALWARTS: 2017 was indeed a great year for us as we partnered with some of the IT stalwarts like Infosys, Wipro, Hexaware Technologies, UST Global and many more.

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MAJOR PRODUCT BREAKTHROUGHS: pCloudy in its incessant effort to make faster and effective, we got two major breakthroughs this year. Let’s have a look at them:

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CERTIFAYA: Understanding the needs and analyzing the market trends, pCloudy created a milestone by introducing Certifaya – AI powered bot testing to make testing faster and efficient multi-folds.
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CROWD4TEST: Another major breakthrough for pCloudy this year has been the launch of crowd testing. This feature can help app testers get feedback from the real users before its market launch.

INDUSTRY RECOGNITIONS: We are honored to get our hard work recognized by major industry analysts this year. Let’s peep through our recognitions:

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G2 Crowd Test Automation Grid: Having received multiple valuable feedback from real users, pCLoudy has succeeded in becoming a part of G2 Crowd Test Automation Grid.
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Lead Story in ET CIO: ET CIO covered a story on pCloudy and published it as their lead story in December this year putting an icing on the cake and making our efforts worth appreciation. You can have a look at the story here.(https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/enterprise-services-and-applications/how-pcloudy-platform-is-solving-mobile-application-testing-challenge/61956020)

PRODUCT ENHANCEMENT: We understand the importance of product enhancement in technology industry and that’s why we keep on upgrading our product to serve you better. This year we have upgraded it with 11 new features which makes this as one of the biggest product update ever for us. We have introduced features like –

Calculate your test coverage
Planner where you can get the latest stats of the market penetration of devices from across the globe. Some of the features will have a significant impact on the way you currently test your Apps.
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Integration With JIRA: pCloudy introduced this feature where a tester can now log bugs directly to JIRA while testing the application on pCloudy. All relevant data can be attached in a single click.
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JMeter: As pCloudy has always been working towards making testing fast and efficient, it has recently launched a plugin for JMeter to bring you an insight about the Performance Testing of your application.

A PART OF AGILE TESTING CONFERENCE, 2017: pCLoudy participated in the Agile Testing Conference, 2017 and showcased its products under two main divisions – mobile app testing platform and Robotics. It was a great show and we received phenomenal response from the audience.

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A BLEND OF WORK AND FUN: pCloudy is not just committed to its customers but also to its employees. Bringing a smile on every pCloudian is a reward and acts as a catalyst in improving our performance. Every pCloudian believes in working hard and partying even harder.

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We are thankful to each one of you for your trust and support throughout. Embarking on such a journey would have been impossible without you. We are proud of our achievements even this year but will strive to have more exciting starts and remarkable successes in 2018. We will continue to improve our products and make your experience with pCloudy a remarkable one.

Appy Holidays and have a great year ahead!!

Avinash
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Avinash Tiwari is a thought leader, a recognized keynote speaker, and the co-founder of pCloudy.com. He has 15+ experience in Product development and Testing. He brings with him a passion for emerging technology and quick adoption, both of which have solidified his reputation as a leader in the mobile app testing field.

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Save 20% on All Flagship Packages at pCloudy!

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December 11, 2017
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Save 20% on All Flagship Packages at pCloudy!

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Every special day is a reason to celebrate and be joyous about and to add more excitement to this holiday season; we are offering a special 20% discount on all our flagship products.

pCloudy is growing with you and we leave no stone unturned to keep you happy. To make this holiday season business worthy, here is a chance to get any of our products (Click here to visit the packages) for 20% off.

This discount is live & anyone can take advantage of this special offer until 31st December midnight. The 20% discount will be applicable to your order by applying a coupon code HOLIDAY17. This is a onetime offer and we would like each one of you to get the maximum benefit out of pCloudy.

With this, we wish you all a super holiday season and enjoy this 20% discount from the pCloudy team.

If you love your association with pCloudy, do let others know about our exclusive discounted sale by sharing it on Facebook & Twitter.

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Biggest Update Ever

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By Avinash
November 27, 2017
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Biggest Update Ever

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We have always believed that product enhancements need to reach the customer as quickly as possible. Their feedback is the most important part of the product evolution journey.

So, we can’t wait to unveil what we have created in the last few months. We have upgraded it with 11 new features which makes this as one of the biggest product update ever for us.

Some of the features will have a significant impact on the way you currently test your Apps.

We bring to you the guide that will help you to get the most out of the Biggest Update Ever!…Here is what you can find new in the product.

1. Check the Device matrix to be used before you start Testing

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Are you always puzzled about what all devices should be a part of your test scope? We have made that decision easy for you by introducing Planner. Planner will help you to calculate your test coverage on an optimal set of devices.

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This feature will help you get the latest stats of the market penetration of devices from across the globe. Choose your market coverage and geography to get the list of devices you should be ideally opting for your test.

Calculate your test coverage

2. Log Bugs to JIRA directly from pCloudy Report page

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We understand the pains a tester goes through and that’s why we have introduced this feature to bring an end to all your woes! Now you can log bugs directly to JIRA while you are testing your application on pCloudy. You can attach relevant data in one single click.

Let’s see how this feature can help you log bugs in JIRA:

Provide your credentials once and we store the authentication cookie provided by JIRA.

(Note : we don’t store your credentials)

JIRA Login to Test Apps

After logging in you will come across a JIRA Task pop up where you can easily log a Bug or Task to JIRA along with relevant attachments (screenshots, logs or video links). No need to download a file and then upload it separately to JIRA.

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3. “Certifaya” –Our AI powered App Testing engine is smarter now

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Our motto is to make your life easy and we always work towards making the testing quick and simple for our clients. Not only this, we provide more and more data about the App under test to improve the quality rapidly.

We released a new version of Certifaya with the following changes-
a) Certifaya coverage across devices has been increased.
b) Moreover, you can provide App credentials or other sets of Test data.

Now you can use Certifaya every time you make a change to your App. In less than 15 mins!!

Watch our latest video for Certifaya!

4. Speed up your Manual testing speed using Action Repeater

Manual Testing Action Repeater

Android Action Repeater (AAR) can speed up your Manual App Testing exponentially. AAR observes your manual test steps on a device, records it, and repeats it on one or multiple devices, thus saving your time to perform sanity checks, prerequisite setup or a full fledged functional test.

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Watch the intro video of Android Action Repeater (AAR)

5. Testing your Apps for Voice command

Testing your apps for voice commands

Now a days many apps can be operated by using voice commands like Google voice search, Evernote voice / audio note etc. pCloudy understands your requirement and gives you an option to send voice commands to pCloudy devices as well while testing such apps.
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6. It is easier to search a device

It is easier to search a device

Searching for a device is the most frequently used task in the platform. We have made searching simpler for you. Now you can use the free text search to find a device by the name of its OS version.

Moreover, we have added quick search filters for most common searches.

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7. Plan your Testing based on the availability of Devices

Availability of devices

When you are searching for the desired devices you may not see that device online if other user is using it at the same time. You may want to plan your test activity based on the next availability of the same device. We value your time and to make your testing efficient, we have made that information available and you can see the status of some devices as ‘Busy’ if it’s in use and the indicative time by when the device will be available next.

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Moreover, you can even see which devices are ‘Offline’. You can now request for such devices to be made available.

8. IOS App Resigning made easy

iOS App Resigning made easy

We have built IOS App resigning as a separate utility, so that you can resign your iPAs once and upload it on all our cloud locations.
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9. New App performance parameters

App Performance

New App Performance Parameters have been introduced in pCloudy to let you have better insights about your app and also to know how it is performing on different devices.

We have added new parameters “Frame Rendering Time”.

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10. Improved Performance Graphs with New parameters

App Performace Graphs

Existing performance graphs have full break up of data for deeper analysis.

CPU Data

CPU Data

Memory Data

Memory Data

Network Traffic data

Network Traffic Data

Battery Consumption Graph
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11. pCloudy-Appium client for Nodejs

We have released pCloudy-Appium client for the users who want to use nodejs for their test automation to run on multiple devices on pCloudy.

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Avinash Tiwari is a thought leader, a recognized keynote speaker, and the co-founder of pCloudy.com. He has 15+ experience in Product development and Testing. He brings with him a passion for emerging technology and quick adoption, both of which have solidified his reputation as a leader in the mobile app testing field.

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