It’s been 2 weeks now that we’ve announced TouchTest and the feedback is really amazing! I think we’re really on to something here. The Beta is going extremely well with great excitement from engineering team across the world really looking at making our platform the best solution for mobile test automation.
I’ve been demoing our technology at least 3 times a day for the past 2 weeks with my agenda filling quickly! So I thought I’d organize a TouchTest gathering for everyone involved into mobile apps development and testing in Europe and beyond!
During this webinar I will discuss and demonstrate the new CloudTest capabilities including:
- Precision capture and playback of ALL continuous touch gestures including pan, pinch, zoom, and scroll on iPhones, iPads, iPods and Android mobile devices
- Touch-based UI testing from INSIDE the app, replacing brittle optical recognition approaches, enabling validations based on variable values and internal app state changes
- Control of test devices via IP address, eliminating the need for tethering, jailbreaking, or contracting with expensive 3rd party services
- Private Device Clouds that support affordable testing with real devices in your lab or across the globe
Do you want to join the TouchTest Movement? Join me February 23rd 2012, 12pm-1pm GMT
I’m kicking off 2012 conference season with what should be one of the top conference I will have the opportunity to attend this year. The Mobile World Congress is THE place to be if you’re involved in the mobile world. The annual attendance is generally between 50,000 and 60,000 people! Theme for this year is perfect: Redefining Mobile. Continue reading
Wow! What a week! We’ve announced our new AWESOME product TouchTest this Monday and things got crazy really quickly! I’ve been talking about it yesterday all day long with testers and potential customers, and the feedback is truly AMAZING! Then when I had finally some time to catch up with what was said about TouchTest, I ended up spending quite a bit of time reading everything that was being said about TouchTest. Check this out!
2 weeks ago I’ve spent a week at SOASTA HQ for our 2012 kick-off. A good opportunity to meet old friends, and make new ones! As you know, in December we’ve raised an additional $12M to expand our business and awesome people are joining the revolution every day! On the menu was a recap of 2011, plan and objectives for 2012 and of course a little bit of partying and dancing (first ankle tear for me in 2012! But I think I’ve scored some major points on the dance floor )
But during this week there was a true seminal moment, not only for me but for the whole team at SOASTA.
This video was taken at the TED conference in 2010 and presents the future of User Interfaces. The presenter, John UnderKoffler, is the guy who built the technology behind “Minority Report” 10 years ago. You can find emerging application for these kind of UIs from logistics, Financial distribution, military, etc.
Today’s UIs rely on Basic Touch (button), multi-touch (several actions) or gesture based (swipe, pinch, etc). But soon we’ll see interface based on voice (Siri like), 3D navigation, bendable phones (Nokia) and hovering gestures (Seen in this awesome demo)
This is an interesting infographic pulled by [x]Cube Labs showing the state of mobility in the Enterprise. Reducing cost is the major reason for mobility adoption (63%) to put in parallel with the growth of Enterprise apps in the Apple App Store (+186% in 2010). Interesting to see the revenue projection as well: $40B for developers in 2016! That’s a HUGE Market!
This is definitely a new era of opportunity for software development and of course software testing!
As you know, mobile web is hot, hot, hot and mobile might very well replace desktop in the next few years (the jury is out on that one!)
Some latest stats to support this trend:
However, there is one slight problem which needs to get fixed before reaching this stage: Performance. I guess you’ve noticed, performance on mobile is not all that great compared to the performance you get on your desktop’s browser. As this infography illustrates nicely, users have high expectation and mobile performance is still disappointing to most of them (I’m with them on that one! )