Mobile Compatibility Testing Service Launch

London, UK – 07/07/2016 – Following the recent rebrand from The Test People – Centre4 Testing, Ten10 is delighted to launch its first new service offering, Mobile Compatibility Testing.

The new Mobile Compatibility Testing service provides clients with the assurance that their software will meet the ever-increasing expectations of their customers across a broad range of devices, operating systems and browsers on mobile.

The flexible and efficient service uses practices specific to mobile device testing, providing the fast feedback required to react to the constantly-changing mobile landscape.

The service is suitable for any clients with products that can be accessed via a range of mobile devices, in particular projects enabling responsive or adaptive design and projects developing apps and mobile-friendly platforms.

Ash Gawthorp commented, “We have been told by clients that it can be a significant challenge for them to stay on top of the changing devices, operating system and browser updates as they are released, both from a cost point of view of acquiring the devices but also managing the resource peaks that occur to carry out testing around new release dates.

As part of our mobile compatibility testing service we provide clients with advice on what devices, operating systems and browser versions to test and when, based on statistical trends and historical compatibility issues, that is then used to inform test coverage.

Furthermore our specialist expertise in mobile testing – across a range of industries and technologies – means we provide our clients with a deep understanding of the risks and issues associated with specific types of devices or browsers.”

Ten10’s risk-based approach to testing ensures the right blend of effort and coverage is achieved whilst structured exploratory testing provides clients with adaptive test coverage, allowing resources to be allocated quickly and efficiently.

Clients benefit from access to Ten10’s device labs which allow testing to take place across all popular devices and browsers without the high up-front costs.

There are flexible delivery options for the mobile compatibility testing service; from project-based testing for a specific product release through to an on-going managed service which provides peace- of-mind that compatibility risks are identified and tested for on an on-going basis.

The service is be delivered by Ten10’s highly experienced and talented team of UK-based, qualified testers.

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About Ten10

Ten10 is the UK’s leading software testing company. The business was rebranded to Ten10 in 2016 following the merger of The Test People and Centre4 Testing.

Taking a rigorous and creative approach to software testing – delivered through a combination of best-in- class technology and talented, passionate experts – we give our clients the confidence to embrace innovation and business transformation, redefining the limits of possibility.

Our UK-based team work across a broad range of tools and technologies and are highly experienced at delivering testing solutions for businesses operating in the following sectors; financial services,
public sector including government departments, professional services, eGaming, retail and ecommerce.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Test strategy
  • Functional testing
  • Test automation
  • Performance testing
  • Mobile testing
  • Agile testing

The business is led by Miles Worne, CEO, together with a leadership team made up of founding directors from both The Test People and Centre4 Testing. Clients are provided with local support through its regional offices in Brighton, Leeds, London and Manchester.

About The Test People – Centre4 Testing

The Test People was created in 2007 by Gav Winter and Andy Slight, with Ash Gawthorp and Chris Thompson joining in 2008 as founders, equal shareholders and company directors. All four founders having met whilst working at Accenture.

An award-winning business, The Test People received extensive recognition as a fast-growing, independent UK software testing consultancy, winning places on the Sunday Times TechTrack100 and the Deloitte Fast50 (2014, 2013) together with the Institute of Directors awarding Gav Winter the titles of SME Director (2014, 2015) and Director of the Year for Yorkshire (2015, Runner-up 2 2014).

The company offered clients a highly technical and innovative approach to testing, ranging from utilising the latest toolsets to developing bespoke testing solutions for complex test, performance and automation challenges. The Test People was tool and technology agnostic based on agile delivery principles meaning that testing can be delivered in any client scenario.

Centre4 Testing was founded by Tony Wells and Ryan Hannigan in 2004, having previously worked together at Mission Testing – a software testing business co-founded by Wells in 1998.

A specialist provider of software testing services, Centre4 Testing helped clients to manage the significant risks involved with software implementations, upgrades and integration, proving system functionality or performance. Centre4 Testing contract resourcing provided a flexible service of professional software testers to clients on a contractual basis. It is the business line upon which the company’s early growth was based.

As the market demanded a wider testing offering, Centre4 Testing successfully transitioned from being a contracted staffing business to a provider of a broad range of testing services which included consultancy and managed services delivering test management, planning & process improvement and tool automation advice.

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Appium 1.5.3 released!

Appium was developed by Dan Cueller, who had previously worked at Zoosk and Microsoft. It is an open source mobile functional testing framework that allows coding in the language of the coder’s choice. It was recently included in this piece by Forbes.

Sauce Labs announced the release of Appium 1.5.3 through npm and the Sauce Lab on June 8.

Appium 1.5.3 is primarily a bug-fix release. However, it also adds functionality to support for iOS WKWebViews and for automating the iOS Calendar app, as well as adding a capability to use abd for screenshots in Android web/hybrid sessions, and providing a list of Android activities to wait for on session startup.

  • Allow --default-capabilities server argument to specify a file containing the default capabilities.
  • Fix handling of statuses from proxied drivers (Chrome, Selendroid, etc.).
  • Fix handling of browserName capability for Selenium Grid usage.
  • Fix intermittent bug where creating a directory might crash the server.
  • Fix handling of --session-override server argument.
  • Add support for WKWebView-based webviews.
  • Add support for automating the built-in Calandar app.
  • Fix ios-debug-proxy-launcher.
  • Fix bug where scrolling in Safari would crash.
  • Fix handling of Safari in “new window” state.
  • Fix handling of arguments for keys method so that clients that send an array do not fail.
  • Clean up handling of ipa files for real device tests.
  • Make sure processArguments parsing works.
  • Fix iwd script to allow re-running.
  • Add nativeWebScreenshot capability, to use adb screenshots instead of ChromeDriver if necessary.
  • Add support to auto-select device based on platformVersion rather than using first available device.
  • Allow appWaitActivity to be a list of activities
  • Fix setting wifi and data state
  • Implement initAutoWebView capability.
  • Report appPackage, appActivity, and deviceUDID when requesting session details.
  • Make sure unlock app is closed at the end of a session so that the device works again.
  • Fix handling of unlock to make less flakey.
  • Make sure unicode encoding works correctly when strings are long.
  • Fix handling of disableAndroidWatchers capability.
  • Fix killing ChromeDriver on Ubuntu 16.04.
  • Fix bug where early ChromeDriver failure crashed Appium.

Mobile Application Testing Solutions Market Growth, 2016-2026

Revenues from mobile application testing solutions market are expected to grow substantially through the forecast period. The mobile application testing solutions market is predominantly controlled by manual testing tools.  Growing popularity of these tools in various end-use industries is fostering their demand and subsequently driving the growth of globalmobile application testing solutions market. In addition, the increasing adaptation by the corporates to protect and manage their mobile applications portfolio has turned out to be an important factor in its market expansion.

The growing adoption of mobile application and software over its computer operated counterpart owing to a large variety of relevant devices, systems and networks has successfully penetrated a narrower section of the market. The increasing number of mobile application developers and rising competition in the market has led to massive improvements in the quality of testing devices launched in the market.

The global mobile application testing solutionsmarket was never a by-product  of the traditional software testing market, but rather came up as an independent entity. The mobile application testing solutionsmarket is witnessing the entry of new players, such as Soasta and Experitest. As new entrants bring in new models and advanced testing solutions, the market is expected to witness further growth during the forecast period, 2016-2026.

Mobile application development and testing are rapidly evolving as top primacies for IT. As the number, type, and overall software of mobile devices and tablets is ever-evolving, testing device manufacturers have to adapt to the changes quickly so that they continue to offer the right testing platforms for app developers.

Mobile Application Testing Solutions Market:Drivers & Restraints

The growing need of maintaining a competitive edge in the market is encouraging corporates and enterprises to increasingly invest in mobile application testing solutions. In addition, the evolving market of mobile application testing solutions is benefitting from growing customisation in testing tools. Growing popularity of automated testing is also boosting the growth of the market. The market is also expected to be driven by strategic partnerships between leading industry members.

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Mobile Application Testing Solutions Market: Segmentation

The mobile application testing solution market has been segmented on the basis of product type and service type.

By product type, the global mobile application testing solutions market is segmented into:

  • Manual Testing Tools
  • Automated Testing Tools

By service type market, the mobile application testing solutions market is segmented into:

  • Development and implementation
  • Consulting
  • Support and Maintenance

Mobile Application Testing Solutions Market: Region-wise Outlook

The global mobile application testing market is projected to register a favourable growth through the forecast period, 2016-2026. North America is expected to retain its position as the leading market for mobile application testing during the forecast period. Presence of a large user-base comprising of app developers and coders in the US and Canada is also expected to contribute to the growth of the market during the forecast period.

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Asia Pacific, the region where smartphone users are expected to be over 2 billion by 2020, will also offer growth opportunities to mobile app testing device manufacturers. Countries like South Korea, Taiwan, and China have a sizeable user-base and many recent popular apps have been developed by developers from APAC. It is expected that Asia Pacific will emerge as a strong region for mobile application testing device market during the forecast period 2016-2026.

Perfecto cited as a Leader for Mobile Front-End Test Automation

LONDON – May 11, 2016Perfecto Mobile, the market leader in empowering enterprises to deliver high-quality digital experiences, today announced it has been cited as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave™: Mobile Front-End Test Automation Tools, Q2 2016.” In its 40-criteria evaluation of mobile front-end test automation tools, Forrester Research, Inc. identified the 10 most significant providers and individually analysed their ability to help application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals select the best solution to maintain an organisation’s unique mobile properties.

According to Forrester Research, “The only bulletproof way to deliver faster is to introduce automation in the software development life cycle, which includes testing. In today’s world of Agile sprints and continuous delivery, practices such as testing mobile apps on the devices that happen to be lying around, with a tester’s fingers tapping away at screens, are gone. Testers can only keep up the pace using automated testing of an app’s user interface (UI) and associated functionality.”

Perfecto’s current offerings rank highest among the assessed vendors based on key evaluation areas such as operating environments, test targets, test creation and management, automation creation and integration. In particular, Perfecto is cited among vendors that “shine by providing on-premises, cloud and hybrid test labs, with rich functional mobile-device-specific testing capabilities.”

Forrester also noted in the report that, “Perfecto pioneered mobile device testing in the cloud [and] it is now expanding to include support for desktop browser and enterprise testing capabilities, giving it more ammunition for multichannel apps testing.”

“We are honoured to be named a Leader in the Forrester Wave: Mobile Front-End Test Automation Tools report. In our opinion, this recognition marks Perfecto as a trailblazer in the industry, with the strongest product offering in the space. We believe this validates our approach to digital quality and our ability to empower companies to deliver high-quality mobile and web apps and websites faster with our Continuous Quality Lab,” said Roi Carmel, Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy, Perfecto. “With our unique cloud-based offering, including our Wind Tunnel™ capabilities, we are enabling dev and test teams to test end-user experiences earlier and enhance test coverage to ensure high-quality digital experiences are part of their delivery pipeline.”

Perfecto recently launched the next version of its cloud-based Continuous Quality Lab™ (CQL) that expands test coverage from mobile web and apps to include web browsers on desktops. To learn more about Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab for omni-channel and responsive web testing and monitoring, visit the Continuous Quality Blog.

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About Perfecto
Perfecto enables exceptional digital experiences. We help you transform your business and strengthen every digital interaction with a quality-first approach to creating web and native apps, through a cloud-based test environment called theContinuous Quality Lab™. The CQL Lab is comprised of real devices and real end-user conditions, giving you the truest test environment available.

More than 1,500 customers, including 50% of the Fortune 500 across the banking, insurance, retail, telecommunications and media industries rely on Perfecto to deliver optimal mobile app functionality and end user experiences, ensuring their brand’s reputation, establishing loyal customers and continually attracting new users. For more information about Perfecto, visit, join our community or follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile.


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SmartBear Simplifies API Testing for Mobile Application Developers

SOMERVILLE, Mass.–SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has released improvements to its enterprise API readiness platform, Ready! API, to simplify API testing for mobile application providers and speed time to delivery through advanced API recording and mocking capabilities.

Mobile applications depend heavily on APIs as their connection to back-end and cloud-based infrastructure. In a recent landmark survey conducted by SmartBear on API usage and development, more than 64 percent of API providers support mobile application experiences and 54 percent of all respondents point to mobile technologies as a key factor in API growth in the next two years. Software professionals who build these modern digital experiences require fast and reliable methods of simulating input errors, validating the accuracy of API data and testing the performance of APIs under high volume conditions.

Ready! API, the world’s first end-to-end API readiness platform, includes capabilities to record real-time traffic from mobile devices and other software, producing reusable tests and virtualized mock services from captured API interactions. Recording from real-time traffic simplifies and accelerates the process of creating testing structures, saving developers and QA engineers valuable time in the software development and testing cycles.

With updates to Ready! API 1.7, developers and QA engineers can:

  • Easily filter traffic to and from APIs based on content type, host or HTTP verb properties
  • Simulate previously captured traffic as automated regression tests
  • Generate dynamic virtual APIs for other teams and partners

“Both the mobile industry and API economy have experienced accelerated growth beyond expectation,” said Gail Shlansky, Director of API Products at SmartBear. “As a standard for providing data and functionality to mobile applications, APIs are in high demand. This increase in demand requires development teams to adopt new approaches like Agile and DevOps to deliver high quality APIs faster than ever before. Ready! API enables these teams to work more productively, automate redundant tasks and work in parallel using the same set of tools.”

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About the Ready! API Framework
SmartBear’s API Readiness framework, Ready! API, is a unified set of graphical and code-based testing tools that includes SoapUI NG for functional testing, LoadUI NG Pro for load testing, ServiceV Pro for API service virtualization, Secure Pro for dynamic API security testing and TestServer for Continuous Integration environments.

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About SmartBear Software
As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear’s software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications.

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State of API 2016: A Global Survey Looking at the Growth, Opportunities, Challenges, and Processes for the API industry, SmartBear Software, March 2016.


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GIZ launches mobile testing lab service

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched Monday mobile testing laboratory service to provide wastewater and sludge treatment solution to ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh. The new treatment solution titled ‘fast service for more effectiveness and less pollution’ was inaugurated at a programme held at a city hotel.

Rodney Reed, Team Leader-Environment, PSES-GIZ, Dr Jochen Frank Weikert, Project Coordinator, PSES-GIZ, Dr Md Sohrab Ali, Deputy Director, Waste and BIO of Department of Environment (DoE), Md Mustafizur Rahman Akhand, Deputy Director of DoE, Faruqe Hasan, Senior Vice-President of BGMEA, Bratin Roy, Vice-President of TUV SUD South Asia, Dr Ferdinand Von Weyhe, Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Md Muslehuddin, Deputy Chief-Planning, Ministry of Commerce, were present at the launching ceremony. More than 1,800 ready-made garment (RMG) units in and around Dhaka are releasing wastewater, containing complex mixtures of hazardous chemical both organic and inorganic, into water bodies due to lack of knowledge, little access to information, limited resources and testing facilities.

The facility is equipped with sampling and measuring instruments and accessories with offers on the spot testing and services for RMG sector and calibration of meter and monitoring of environmental parameters. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Muslehuddin said Department of Environment (DoE) will review the outcomes of the tests and findings as it provides the regulatory framework.  He said they will visit small and medium RMG factories and assess the pollution, contributed by the factories, on the spot and prescribe for required solutions to this effect.

According to GIZ, experts will train up the stakeholders on the best methods to treat wastewater and sludge as well as designing and training guidance for Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) and Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) to assist the process and ensure correct methodology for mitigating the risk of failures or problems. Testing methods are in line with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and World Health Organization (WHO) methods complying with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) standards.

It will also conduct workshops as well as seminars to scale up the overall information and knowledge available to the stakeholders of ready-made garment sector.



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