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What's New in The Latest Update - pCloudy 5.2!

shivani
By shivani
October 8, 2018
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What's New in The Latest Update - pCloudy 5.2!

What’s New in pCloudy 5.2

We are very excited! V.5.2 of pCloudy has been released with a number of exciting new features and product improvements. This update brings some path-breaking features, some revamped ones building on previous experiences, more mature than ever before.

Check it out yourself!

a)Test local or Staged sites with Local site emulation: It’s a path breaking feature for enterprise mobility. For all the users who have been asking for a solution to test their private servers on pCloudy devices before deploying them on production, we have a good news for you.

Now, you can access your site behind a firewall, on a staging server, or locally with pCloudy before it hits production.

Since private servers are internal to your network, they have no public access which makes it difficult to test on a device on cloud. Local Site emulation Testing provides a platform to test private or internal servers on any Android device present on pCloudy. Find the details about this feature here.

Local Site Testing

pCloudy Localhost

b) Test your app with Face ID feature: Apple introduced the ability to perform authentication via FaceID to enable secure and effortless access to the device. But it turns out to be a hindrance for mobility teams while testing their iOS apps on devices over cloud. To ease out the process of authenticating Face ID manually every time, you can now bypass the FaceID verification in your apps using our utility.

With this feature released, you can instrument your iOS app for both TouchID and FaceID on pCloudy. Isn’t it a bonanza for iPhone users? Click here to find out more about this feature.

TouchID

c) Inspecting Element using Appium Desktop: Appium Desktop is a point-and-click interface for using Appium and inspecting your app’s structure. With this new feature you will be able to run Inspector sessions on pCloudy. You just have to login in to your registered account, set up the desired capabilities for your test appropriately, and you’ll be able to drive your app remotely using Appium Desktop. Read More

Refuse Inspect Element

d) Releasing Follow Me Officially: ‘Follow Me’, the one-of-its-kind feature to speed up the manual app tests has been available on beta version for you to test your apps manually and report us the issues. After a rigorous quality assurance done for the features and fixing most of the issues reported, we are now releasing ‘Follow Me’ officially to manually test your apps in synchronous mode and accelerate it exponentially. Read More

Follow Me Testing

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By Avinash
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Biggest Update Ever

pCloudy 4.6


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

Biggest Update Ever

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.

Planner calculate your test apps

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

Log Bugs to JIRA

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.

JIRA Task

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

certifaya ai powered app testing

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!

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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.

App Launch Completed

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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inject audio

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.

Instant Access

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.

Real Mobile Devices

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”.

Application Name

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
battery consumption graph

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
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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