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The Essential Guide to Mobile App Testing from uTest

I found a really nice eBook from uTest with the topic “The Essential Guide to Mobile App Testing”. The eBook provides a really good overview of the current challenges of mobile app testing and its future. Everyone who is in the mobile app testing area should read it to get an overview and maybe find some points he or she can improve in the daily mobile testing life!

The eBook can be downloaded from

http://www.utest.com/landing-page/crowdsource-your-mobile-app-testing

Have fun!!!

Android vs. iPhone. The State of Mobile App Quality

uTest published a really nice Infographic about the State of Mobile App Quality comparing Android and iPhone. The graphic compares the user happiness and the complaints. In total 77,136 Android Apps and 62,093 iPhone Apps are considered for this infographic. Take a look at it, it really interesting!

 

Android Testing Service – Apkudo

If you develop your Android app(s) in a small team without a dedicated QA guy or in a one man show, you have to test the app on your own. Usually developers test the app in the Android simulator with different Android versions and at least on one real device. The fact that Android is available in hundreds of custom configurations on over 200 different devices makes testing a real challenge for small teams. To ensure that your app runs on every device, you would have to buy a lot of hardware and need a lot of space to store all the devices. This waste to much time and is also very expensive.

But this could change now! Read more

Iqnite April 2012: Talk about Android Test Automation with Robotium

Last week my paper for the iqnite conference 2012 (april) in Duesseldorf was accepted. The talk is about mobile test automation using the tool robotium. The presentation will inlcude facts about robotium and a live Demo Session that show the possibilities of the tool. For more information about robotium check http://code.google.com/p/robotium. Or read a recent blogpost of how to setup robotium http://dnlkntt.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/how-to-setup-a-test-environment-for-android-using-robotium/

Here is the program (sorry, only german version available):

http://www.iqnite-conferences.com/de/programm/24april.aspx

See you in Duesseldorf @iqnite conference!

How to re-sign a Android apk file for testing

In the last days I got some questions about how to resign the apk file you want to test. And here is the answer. First some basic about the signatures in Android development! A signature is needed to identify the author of the Android application. A signature mostly contains information like:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Name of the organization
  • City
  • State
  • Country Code

For more information please have a look at the Android SDK developer guide http://developer.android.com/guide/publishing/app-signing.html
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