Mobile application deployment speeds are increasing every day. New versions of devices and operating systems create capabilities to expand your application. App developers must enhance what their mobile applications can do. The trick is to get those new versions to market ahead of the competition. Each minute your competitor has a better functioning application is a lost opportunity. To get ahead you need to test your app quickly with mobile application testing in the cloud. For that reason, your newer versions will be as spotless as ever.
As a result, the most effective way to test quickly without sacrificing quality is by mobile application testing in the cloud. Cloud testing pools all your devices into one centralized location so that every device is available to any tester connected to the cloud.
Here are the top 10 benefits of such an operation:
With the SeeTest Mobile Device and Browser Lab, your mobile application testing is completely secure.
With SeeTest you can test safely within your company’s firewall. Not only that but, SeeTest defaults to your company’s virtual private network (VPN). Your application doesn’t even go onto the internet where hackers prey. This is better than using a third party lab provided to you by a testing company. You don’t know what happens to your data or code after you complete testing on their devices. Furthermore, you are also exposed to testing your private assets outside your firewall. With the right testing tool, your application’s private data never leaves the company’s virtual space until you decide.
You can test 24 hours a day.
A mobile lab such as the SeeTest Mobile Device and Browser Lab is one where a central server connects to a series of machines located anywhere globally. Each one of these host machines can host up to 10 mobile devices. Furthermore, anyone who connects to the server has every device available to them. A tester in any company office can connect to the cloud and select the device they want to test on. You can test manually, using the keyboard and mouse to manipulate the reflection of the device on his screen, or he can use a tool like SeeTest Mobile Test Automation to run scripts that perform the tests automatically. If you have offices in global locations you can assign the first part of a project to the testing office that is open at 12 noon Eastern Standard Time. The next part will go to the team opening its doors at 8 PM. The final part of the project will be assigned to a team opening their doors at 4 AM New York time. Testers can be working on a project nonstop until it’s done.
Cover more test scenarios in the same amount of time.
There are over 20,000 device models on the market housing 27 different varieties of operating systems. At a minimum, you have a test coverage of over 500,000 scenarios. Therefore, nonstop mobile cloud testing gives you the luxury of expanding the number of scenarios you can cover in the same time period.
Cloud Testing is perfect for Agile:
Agile development is the concept that cross-functional teams involve members of all parts of the development process and not a step by step approach. It’s almost as if you are doing every step in each step. In execution, this means you need testers on all projects and in every office. Mobile application testing in the cloud empowers every team member with all of the tools the company has available at his fingertips regardless of where he is or what he is working on at the current moment.
Cloud Testing is perfect for the Mobile economy.
Twenty percent of all online commerce is mobile, and ten percent of all commerce is online. Taking into account that there was no such thing as mobile commerce 10 years ago, and no such thing as online commerce 10 years before that the growth of these markets is eye-popping. This generation has created an entirely new way of doing business and it is changing everything. The only method that puts an application through such a rigorous process, making it ready for the unexpected surprises that will come in traffic and usage is mobile application testing in the cloud.
Cloud Testing is Perfect for Continuous Integration.
Your DevOps team benefits because continuous integration flows more quickly with continuous testing. Every time you add a piece of code to a mobile application you have to test it, then redeploy it. That’s CI in a nutshell. Mobile application testing in the cloud keeps a tester nearby at all times. It means you can test under larger scenarios right away. New builds can become new versions faster than ever before benefiting not only the testing team but the entire development staff as well.
The mobile application tester has a wider variety of devices to choose from.
Any tester can choose from any device in the mobile lab, rather than only the physical devices he can connect to. A tester can reserve devices in advance, knowing exactly when they will be able to test on which device. Making all your devices available to all testers eliminates the need to buy more than one type of device for multiple teams, saving you lots of money.
Cloud testing increases efficiency by prioritizing devices.
A centralized database gives the manager power to assign and reassign devices to the testers he chooses. At any moment one project can become the top priority. It can be a popular application where a bug was just found, a performance issue that just popped up, or a minor application that a competitor released. As a result, you have to have your version deployed to the market within hours. Without any fighting, arguing, or exchanging of physical devices the manager can press a few buttons and projects with greater urgency are immediately provided with the resources that they need.
You can test performance issues over different local networks.
It’s possible that a 5-year-old phone can work more efficiently than an iPhone 6. How? If an application is running on a slow network in Katmandu it doesn’t matter if it’s on the latest smartphone. Using the cloud lets you connect any device to a host machine in London, Jakarta, Tokyo, Bangalore, and Mexico City. With all of these devices connected to the server, and available to any tester, your team has access to all of these local network carriers to determine whether or not your application works well anywhere. SeeTest Mobile Test Automation, which you can use in conjunction with SeeTest Mobile Device and Browser Lab has a function where you can see if your application performs within a specified time period.
Cloud testing is a lot easier than you think.
SeeTest Mobile Device and Browser Lab is a software-only solution you can download in minutes. There is no need to install hardware, or set an appointment for a third party tester to come and install proprietary equipment to your company’s infrastructure. You can set up your mobile lab within an hour. SeeTest mobile application testing in the cloud is affordable not only in cost but with the returns it generates. This is accomplished by maximizing the quality of your mobile application. Your return on investment is far greater than any alternative.
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