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Year in Review

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By Avinash
December 26, 2016
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Year in Review

pCloudy 2016 at a Glance

I hope you had an amazing year, so we hope you are enjoying the festive time with your family and friends. We would like to take a moment to thank you for supporting us through out the year, which has been a great year for pCloudy. We achieved several milestones in the year 2016. Here is summing up the year. Thanks again and wishing you happy holidays.

Summing Up the Year

Geography

pCloudy extended its device cloud operations to US and Philippines. Our customers are now able to test their Apps on local devices and local networks of India, US and Philippines.

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Device Cloud Growth

We grew rapidly this year becoming one of the largest device cloud provider from India.

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Industry Recognition

pCloudy got recognition from top Industry Analysts from across the globe.

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Presence in Global Events

pCloudy was part of all major global testing conferences. Support of audience was phenomenal.

Jenkins World 2016

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Software Testing 2016

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Start East Testing 2016

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New and Improved UI for Device Access

Based on feedbacks from users, we came up with new UI for device access page. Now it’s easier and faster to test Apps on devices. We received many thumbs up from the users.

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Launch of in-built Automation Engine (OpKey Integration with pCloudy)

pCloudy becomes the only device cloud to have a record and playback engine in-built. This allows customers to quickly create automated scripts without writing a single line of code.

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Robotic Integration for IOT App Testing

The future of app testing in IoT lies in integrating app interaction with external hardware triggers. pCloudy released it’s first version of pBot for NFC and Payment terminal testing.

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Advance Features

We implemented many new features to ensure that our users gets full range of Test capabilities for their Mobile Apps.

ADB Bridge – Developers can use this feature for real time debugging of their Apps

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Network Simulation – Now Apps can be tested on variety of Network conditions

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Automation Live view – While users could run their tests on multiple devices, now they can see it as well

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Support for new tools

pCloudy now supports most of the popular open source tools used by Dev and Test community. We added Espresso, Monkey Test

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Many New Integrations

While we had a great working platform in by the end of 2015, there were still several integrations required. We wanted to give far more to our customers – Jenkins, Android Studio Plug-in, Eclipse Plug-in.

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A Lot of Fun

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Final Words

We are very happy about all of our achievements in 2016, but even more so, we wish you many new exciting starts and remarkable successes in 2017. Our team will continue to exert every effort to improve our products and make your Mobile App triumph with pCloudy platform.

Have a Happy Holiday and New Year.

Avinash
Avinash

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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pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins

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By Avinash
June 9, 2016
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pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins

Jenkins Plugins

  • Deliver quality mobile apps continuously by automating the process of build integration using pCloudy Plugin for Jenkins
  • Test your mobile apps by setting automatic triggers to run your automation test scripts unattended on our real devices.
  • Use our easy and inexpensive solution to test your mobile apps on as many devices and environments as you need.

Download the plugin

http://pcloudy-content-distribution.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=IDE%20Plugins/Jenkins/

Why use the pCloudy plugin with Jenkins?

Fast Feedback — Every time someone pushes new code into the source repository, it is crucial to ensure that the integrity of the software is maintained. The plug-in enables you to receive immediate feedback and to help you understand which changes when introduced, made either the compile/build cycle or the tests to fail, and how to revert it.

Streamlines and saves time – Spend less time on build integration and more time on app development. Much of the work of frequent integrations is handled by automated build and testing systems, meaning developer time isn’t wasted on large-scale error-ridden integrations. On the other hand, when app developers need to test their apps on a number of mobile devices, a cloud platform like pCloudy helps you to easily select, manage, or schedule real devices for app testing. It drastically reduces the amount of time spent on device management activities like maintenance of the devices and controlling the version of OS on the devices; and not just that, it also provides an access to a host of iOS and Android devices to install and test your app on.

Continuously and consistently improve app quality – Using Jenkins allows you to receive immediate feedback from automated testing whenever a new code is pushed. Further, by automating the testing on a range of real devices helps you to improve the quality of the app. With this integration of Jenkins and pCloudy, any bugs can be instantly detected and resolved, keeping the app software in a state where it can be safely released at any time.

Speedy Development — Automated build integration and automated tests running on Real devices can be triggered anytime, this enables decreased wait time and results in faster development and deployment. Additionally, integration costs are reduced as serious integration issues are less likely.

Using continuous integration tools like Jenkins with a mobile device cloud platform like pCloudy is a powerful combination that definitely unlocks faster, better and economical means of testing and releasing quality apps.

Installing the Plugin:

An Overview:

pCloudy has released a plugin for Jenkins which provides you access to the platform for performing automation testing of mobile apps from within Jenkins on real devices.

Prerequisites:

  1. An account in pCloudy with enough credits.
  2. An API Access key for authentication with pCloudy.com
  3. Chrome Browser on local machine
  4. Jenkins installed on local machine
  5. Download Jenkins pCloudy plugin

Preparation:

How to install the plugin:

 Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser -> Navigate to Manage Jenkins

Jenkins Plugins

Navigate to Manage Plugins

Jenkins Plugins


Navigate to Advanced Tab

Mobile App Testing Tool


Scroll down to Upload Plugin -> Click Choose File -> Browse for pCloudyJenkinsPlugin.hpi

Jenkins Plugins

Click on Upload, and wait for the pCloudy plugin to be installed.

How to run automation test execution from Jenkins using pCloudy’s mobile device Cloud?

Step 1: Launch Jenkins in a Web Browser

Step 2: Select New Item

Jenkins Automation Tool

Enter a Name for a project, select Project Type and Click OK

Jenkins Testing Tool

Navigate to Build -> Add build step -> select Execute Test Suite on pCloudy

Jenkins Automated Testing

Execute Test Suite on pCloudy will open a form

In Step 1, enter Authentication details for pCloudy

Jenkins Automation Tool

In Step 2, enter Execution details

Jenkins Automation Tool

a) CLI Path is a path where the test scripts are located. It can be in exe or jar format.

  i.  CLI Path for exe “C:\xyz.exe %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%”

  ii.  CLI Path for jar “java -jar C:\xyz.jar %USERNAME% %CLOUDURL%”

Eg:

java -jar C:/Users/user/Desktop/pCloudy/Jenkins/TestMunk-Automation.jar %CLOUDURL% %USERNAME% %APIKEY% %APPPATH% %DURATION% %DEVICES%

b) App Path is the location of the .apk or .ipa file

c) Duration is the total time required to execute the entire test script

In Step 3, Select Devices

Jenkins Automated Testing

Finally, once configuration is complete click Save or Apply

Running Automation Execution

The Build can be triggered automatically to start a build as soon as a change is made, or can be manually triggered by clicking Build Now

Viewing Console Output

Select the Project you are working on

Jenkins Testing Tool

Select a Build from the Build History

Jenkins Automation Tool

Select Console Output

Jenkins Automated Testing

Jenkins Testing Tool

View the Reports

The complete execution reports can be viewed in the HTML format

Scroll down to the end of a Build’s Console Output

Jenkins Plugins

The complete execution report will be available in the path provided in the Console Output

Avinash
Avinash

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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