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What's New in pCloudy 5.4

Suyash Dubey
By Suyash Dubey
May 9, 2019
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What's New in pCloudy 5.4

We are glad to announce the release of pCloudy 5.4 with exciting new features to make app testing simpler than ever. There is a possibility that you might be familiar with pCloudy, but for those who are new, pCloudy is a cloud-based mobile app testing platform. We have achieved many milestones in a short period of time because we resolve issues immediately and bring in new features on a regular basis. Case in point: This new version of pCloudy, where we have addressed the concerns of our users and added new features to optimize testing. Let’s have a look at all the features added in pCloudy 5.4.

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To test your app on a pCloudy device you need to login to device.pcloudy.com and then book a device by clicking on the devices tab. Just click on the available button next to the chosen device which will take you to the device interaction page. Earlier in the device window, you would have to use the virtual extended keyboard to enter text in the device. Although now you can just copy any text from your system and paste it in the device directly. So now instead of using an extended keyboard just use two buttons to enter the string in the device. This will save time and effort when working with multiple devices where you need to enter long text many times.

FollowMe new UI

To use the FollowMe feature you will have to instrument the app you want to perform the test on. Under devices section, click on the FollowMe tab then in the next screen choose the app, select the duration and devices on which you will perform the test. In the next screen, you will see the devices which you selected and two options (Softkeys and Screenshots) at the top right corner of the window. Now when you perform any action in the master device, that action gets replicated on the secondary device too. If you enter text, tap on a button, swipe, etc. in the master device then that will happen simultaneously in the secondary device.

pCloudy 5.4 New UI
For more information, refer to this link:-

https://www.pcloudy.com/mobile-application-testing-documentation/manual-app-testing/follow-me-app-testing.html

Appium on Pre Installed Apps

In pCloudy, you can run Appium tests on multiple devices in parallel. To perform a test using Appium, you need to feed in the capabilities. Some users want to test their apps more than once to perform different types of tests on the same app. To do that earlier the users had to install the app again and again. But now we have released an update through which you can perform different types of testing using Appium on the preinstalled apps. This will save you time and make the process easier.

Appium on Pre Installed Apps
So if you have already installed the app in the device and you want to perform a test on the same app then you don’t need to pass the Application Name capability.

For more information, refer to this link:-

https://www.pcloudy.com/mobile-application-testing-documentation/automation-testing/inspect-element-using-appium-desktop.html#running-appium-scripts

GitHub Integration

pCloudy is integrated with the most popular tools and frameworks to make testing convenient. A lot of users also requested to integrate Github repository and so we did it. Now you can directly upload your tasks and raise defects in the GitHub repository from pCloudy. Again this feature is added to make it convenient for our users to test and manage the tasks through pCloudy.

GitHub Integration

To make use of GitHub just login to device.pcloudy.com and click on the user name at the top right corner of the window. In the dropdown list click on settings and in the settings window click on GitHub tab and enter the URL and access key to register. Now in the device session screen, you can click on Collaborate and then select Log a bug in GitHub. A new window will open where you will be able to see the list of repositories, enter the issue type, enter the title, add the description and then click on the click on the Log A Bug In GitHub button. Then you can go to the GitHub to check all the issues raised whenever you want.

Summary

We are working on some more new features and very soon we will come up with the new version of pCloudy. This is a constant process and we always try to address the users issues and provide them updates on a regular basis. This is why we are achieving new heights and we will keep on working hard to provide the best service.


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    Suyash Dubey

    Suyash is a content strategist at pCloudy. He is a frequent contributor to the world's leading mobile technology blogs and tech forums. In his spare time, you will find him reading detective novels, watching a documentary or exploring a new destination.

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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!

    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.

    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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    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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    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

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    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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