Keynote Mobile Testing Now Available with Microsoft Visual Studio Online Team Services and Team Foundation Server
Keynote, now a part of Dynatrace, a leading digital performance company, today announced the integration of Keynote Mobile Testing with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Service and Team Foundation Server (TFS). The integration will allow Microsoft Corp. customers to test their applications on the industry’s largest library of interactive mobile devices from the Keynote DeviceAnywhere Cloud and collaborate seamlessly with development teams throughout the entire application development lifecycle, on-premise or in the cloud.
Positive user experience has become the most important factor in the success of a mobile application with nearly half of users stating they would stop using an app after experiencing performance issues. However, developers are challenged to improve app functionality and integrate third party content and services while continuously testing code to ensure quality is not compromised. Today’s integration provides organizations with a complete set of tools critical for development teams, from collaboration to testing, in today’s fast-paced development environment.
Visual Studio Team Services provides developers with a cloud-based set of tools, compatible with any existing Integrated Developer Environment (IDE), for developers to collaborate on software development projects. Starting today, customers will be able to access Keynote Mobile Testing directly through Microsoft Visual Studio Online Team Services, giving developers the ability to test applications on real devices in Keynote’s DeviceAnywhere Cloud. Through these integrations, developers will be able to run continuous tests, including both Appium and Keynote scripts, against real interactive devices ensuring no compromise to quality as applications move through the development lifecycle.
“Today’s digital consumers have high expectations for the mobile applications they use – they have virtually unlimited choices and if an application does not deliver, they simply move on,” said Howard Wilson, general manager, Keynote. “It is critical that development teams have access to complete development environments that allow them to efficiently develop and deploy high-functioning, cutting-edge applications. With this new integration, we are giving developers the tools they need to deliver positive digital experiences.”
“With the rise of mobile and consumer expectations, development teams are faced with more pressure than ever before to deliver functionality and performance,” said Tom Lindeman, Director of Partner and Channel Marketing, Microsoft Corp, general manager, Developer Platform Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Visual Studio is designed to provide the necessary tools to allow teams to successfully collaborate on development projects. With Keynote Mobile Testing integration, those teams can also ensure app quality is up to the standard users have come to expect.”
Keynote Mobile Testing features the largest library of real mobile devices available anywhere for developers and QA to test mobile applications on a variety of mobile operating systems.
Visual Studio Online Team Services customers can now request a free trial of Keynote Mobile Testing directly within Visual Studio Online Team Services. TFS customers can also request a free trial on the Keynote Mobile Testing site.
To learn more about the new integrated solution, please visit: https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items/dynatrace.keynote-mobiletesting
About Keynote Mobile Testing, a business within Dynatrace
Dynatrace is the innovator behind the industry’s premier Digital Performance Platform, making real-time information about digital performance visible and actionable for everyone across business and IT. Keynote helps customers of all sizes see their applications and digital channels through the lens of their end users. More than 7,500 organizations use these insights to master complexity, gain operational agility and grow revenue by delivering amazing customer experiences.
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Perfecto Mobile Expands Focus to Digital Experience with Wind Tunnel™, First Method for End User Experience Testing
Wind Tunnel™ optimizes the process for identifying user experience blind spots
Boston, MA – October 13, 2015 – Perfecto Mobile, the leader in delivering high-quality digital experiences announces Wind Tunnel™. The industry-first solution breaks through the barrier of connecting development teams and their target end-users, allowing them to focus on the precise experience of those users when testing their apps. Wind Tunnel™ optimizes testing for end-user conditions by defining and personifying end-user profiles and by enabling testing across common scenarios such as degraded network conditions, conflicting apps and call interruptions.
Brands are expanding their focus on digital engagement because of the business implications brought on by the explosive popularity of apps as a critical point of engagement with the brand. As a result, brands are improving their quality practices to meet higher user expectations.
“Organizations are shifting their digital strategies to serve the always-connected user,” states Raúl Castañón-Martínez, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Mobility Infrastructure & Services at 451 Research. “Quality is integral to the application lifecycle and continues to grow in importance as digital engagement pushes the industry to think about the entire user experience.”
“When digital engagement becomes central to an enterprise’s business strategy, quality plays a stronger role in success. Poor quality and negative user experiences create avoidable business costs, or worse, cause churn,” states Roi Carmel, Senior Vice President of Product and Strategy, Perfecto. “The first of its kind, Wind Tunnel™ simplifies the process of testing the conditions that often weaken the user experience by allowing Dev/Test teams to adopt the end user’s perspective and release higher-quality apps.”
Wind Tunnel™ transforms Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab as the first solution to offer pre-defined user profiles that combine a variety of common test scenarios. Profiles contain test conditions that, if unaccounted for, can affect apps dramatically, including location changes, varying network quality, usage patterns and resource conflicts with background apps. Wind Tunnel™ seamlessly integrates with existing build/test tools and includes new reporting data to understand app behavior.
The Wind Tunnel™ offers developers, Dev/Test teams and executives the following benefits:
- Efficient and early analysis – Easily correlate mobile events, vitals, network quality and type, and various conditions that influence the end-user experience and learn the impact they have on the end user.
- No change to existing test scripts or build processes – Apply real user conditions onto existing automated tests using popular orchestration tools such as Jenkins or TestNG.
To learn more about Perfecto Mobile’s Wind Tunnel™, tune into the webinar “5 Keys to a Winning Digital User Experience” taking place on Wednesday, October 14th. To register, visit here: http://bit.ly/1VBxp3g.
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 the Continuous Quality Lab. The CQL 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 Mobile 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 Mobile, visit perfectomobile.com, join our community, or follow us on Twitter at @PerfectoMobile.
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Perfecto Mobile, the world’s leader in mobile app quality, today announced the release of its Mobile Test Coverage Index, the industry’s first data-driven benchmark to help organisations determine the appropriate mix of mobile devices, operating systems and form factors to test their apps and responsive websites and ensure optimal app quality for end users.
Today’s mobile market is extremely fragmented and constantly changing, challenging organisations with device mix obstacles, future releases, and the pressure to deliver flawless customer engagement. Currently, most enterprises have no standard approach for testing mobile apps and responsive websites, and the business impact that non-tested or poorly tested apps have is devastating to a brand. To help begin this testing process to ensure continuous quality and develop a comprehensive mobile strategy, enterprises need to define a set of mobile devices to test apps and responsive websites against, a strategy that best represents their target market and end users. This should be part of a larger definition of the user profile, such as the environment that the app is operating in (network conditions, GPS location, etc.). To answer the vital question “what devices should I begin testing on,” the first-ever industry benchmark report provides crucial information and insight into market trends and the correct device mix to ensure coverage.
Perfecto Mobile’s Quarterly Mobile Test Coverage Index aggregates 360,000 hours of exclusive Perfecto Mobile customer usage data, market data, and future device release timelines to create an extensive list of the 32 most relevant devices. It serves as a recommended starting point for organisations beginning the test coverage process.
“The first question both business and technical executives alike ask when building a mobile testing strategy relates to coverage. A relevant device and environment mix offers strong test coverage, getting the organization much closer to the true end user experience,” said Roi Carmel, Senior Vice President of Products and Strategy, Perfecto Mobile. “It is challenging to achieve desired test coverage for mobile end-user profiles in today’s rapidly expanding ecosystem, especially since a mobile device’s shelf-life is around nine months. Our goal with the quarterly Mobile Test Coverage Index is simple: Help enterprises better understand their customers and automate app testing to deliver a high-quality digital experience.”
The report provides an index for reaching 30 percent, 50 percent and 80 percent test coverage in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The device selections address five key sectors: device model, screen size, GA date, hardware system and recommended operating systems. The number of devices in each test bracket may vary from quarter to quarter to reflect the changes in the mobile market. The report will be continuously updated to meet these market changes.
Organisations can use the index as a benchmark to take advantage of the three levels of mobile market coverage and scale as their needs grow. Key takeaways from the research include:
30 percent of the market can be covered with 10-16 devices, based on market adoption, market device leaders, reference devices and device characteristics.50 percent market coverage can be covered with 17-25 devices. This level of test coverage yields an increased number of devices from manufacturers such as Sony, LG, Samsung, Apple, HTC and more. 80 percent market coverage can be achieved with an index of 26-32 devices. This is the final group of devices to test on that will guarantee the most recommended coverage.While Apple pushes its users to upgrade to the latest iOS version, there are earlier iOS 8 versions that should be included in test plans. Additionally, iOS 7 still accounts for 17 percent of total users, and should be included at the same level of iOS 8 test plans.Including the most widely adopted Android versions KitKat and Jelly Bean is important to an Android test plan, Lollipop proves to be very important as well. Lollipop, the latest OS from Google, is running on the Google Nexus devices (considered reference devices).
This report analysed and aggregated a wide range of public, private and proprietary data from 4,000+ device profiles and 360,000+ user hours across U.S. and EU markets, which includes Spain, UK, France, Italy and Germany. For more information and insights, download the report here – go.perfectomobile.com/test-coverage-index/?utm_source=tcr-pr.
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