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My Year 2014

Today, I want to say thank you. Thank you to all of you, who are reading my blog and my posts, who comment on them and who share them in different social networks! The year 2014 was a great year for me. Personally it was awesome, I had great time with my family and my wife. In a professional way it was awesome, too. To give you some insights about my blog, I want to share some numbers with you.

Adventures In QA My Year 2014

 

As you have seen, my blog reached quite a lot of people from around the world. I got great feedback from developers, testers or product managers to keep up the blog and to provide more content related to mobile testing.

This great feedback supported and motivated me, to publish my book “Hands-On Mobile App Testing” in October 2014. The feedback I got about the book was also really good and motivated me even further to work in the mobile testing business and to share my knowledge with the community to support you guys on this topic.

The book release was my personal professional highlight for this year. Working on the book was fun, hard and sometimes really annoying :), but overall it was a great experience.

To give you a short forecast of 2015, I am already a speaker at TestBash 2015 in March to provide the community with a 2h workshop on mobile testing. I am a speaker at the Test Automation Day in Rotterdam in June.  Furthermore, there are 2 other announcements for 2015 that are confidential, but as soon as there are for the public, I will share them here!

That’s it for 2014! I hope to see you all in 2015 on my blog.

I wish you all merry christmas and a happy new year.

Happy Testing

Daniel

Mobile Application Testing Webinar with EZ TestApp

Today I found this webinar video from the company TenKod where they explain how to use their product EZ TestApp from scratch to start testing an Android app. This video provides a great overview of the functionality and how it integrates into Jenkins CI.

If you are still looking for a mobile test automation solution, EZ TestApp is really worth looking at.

 

Happy Testing!

The World by Screen Size – Mobile Overview Report

Last week I stumbled upon the following tweet by @lukew.

Where Luke shared a mobile overview report from the company scientiamobile.

The report contains some very interesting numbers and information. For example it contains:

  • Different screen sizes used in Asia, North America and Europe
  • Distributed smartphone OS versions in each region
  • Top 5 smartphones and tablets

Furthermore the report is describing the used specifications to generate this report.

Get the very interesting report from here.

Black Friday Sale for Hands-On Mobile App Testing

Black Friday Adventures in QABlack Friday is coming and I want to give you guys the chance to buy my book ‘Hands-On Mobile App Testing’ with a 50% discount. The discount is only valid from 28. November – 29. November. Use the following link and get the discount for my book.

http://leanpub.com/mobiletesting/c/7MxrEHyYiBhU

Note: This link will be active on the 28. November.

Happy Black Friday!

ilos Mobile Screen Recorder to Record Mobile Bugs

ilos_logo1A couple of posts ago, I blogged about “How to File Mobile Bugs“. One part of this post was a screen recorder video that can be attached to a bug report in order to provide more useful feedback to the developers.  If you search the app stores for screen recorder apps you will find lots of them offering recording features. However, nearly all apps require a rooted device in order to use the screen recording function but using a rooted device for mobile testing is not recommended.

With Android 5 (Lollipop) the situation has changed. Android 5 is offering an API for the developers to add screen capture capabilities within an app without rooting the device.

One of the first companies who provide a mobile screen recorder that requires NO device rooting is ilos. ilos is providing an Android and iOS app. However, only the Android app can be used to record the current screen to capture bugs in your app. The iOS app is only able to get access to already taken videos from your account. As soon as Apple provide such a feature in iOS ilos will also offer the screen recording feature for the iOS version.

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