testcomplete10SmartBear TestComplete has introduced support for automated testing of native applications for mobile devices and mobile web applications.  So now, every single TestComplete feature for Desktop and Web Apps testing, including object recognition, scripting, automatic test execution, object spy, visualizer and reporting is applicable to automated testing of mobile applications.

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mobile cloud expressPerfecto Mobile the company featuring in Gartner’s "Cool Vendor" in Enterprise Mobility, 2013 list and provider of The MobileCloud Platform, an end to end mobile quality platform, has added some more deployment options for enterprises to choose from. Perfecto MobileCloud which comes with Private and Public deployment options is now available as “Cloud In a Box” deployment option called MobileCloud Express.

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deviceconnectThe biggest challenge today to perform mobile based testing is the management of sheer number of devices themselves on which an app have to be tested. Needless to say the devices are either not available to everyone working in a distributed environment or are lost in tranlation across teams. Here is where Mobile Labs have launched their patent pending solution "DeviceConnect", an internal device cloud that delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs and the apps that require testing.

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telerik test studioTelerik is very fast in dishing out delectable recipes for the testing community. Shortly after the release of Test Studio for iOS, Telerik has added support for testing of MonoTouch applications, out-of-the-box on Test Studio. Now you can create your MonoTouch apps and test it at the same time without even leaving MonoDevelop, the Xamarin's MonoTouch IDE for creation of iPhone and iPad apps using C# and .NET.

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squish support androidfroglogic announced Squish, its cross-platform automated GUI testing tool, will support automated testing for Android Apps on Android-powered devices and emulators. The high point of squish’s solution for Android application testing is that it seeps into the tested application running on the device or the emulator, to grant the tester full access to the App's object tree, properties and methods resulting in creation of more reliable and sophisticated tests.

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impetusWith the phenomenal growth in the number of mobile devices and the potential of these devices to reach out to the end users, the number mobile applications thriving on these devices is increasing at a very fast pace. Each and every enterprise today directly or indirectly is in need of mobile testing solutions.

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performance testingIntel Graphics Performance Analyzer software is now being prepped to help developers fine tune their apps for performance on an Intel powered Android smartphone. The Intel Graphics Performance Analyzer manages to accomplish this by identifying bottlenecks in app, effectively enabling them to discover where their app is pushing for performance most. In this way it lets developers easily isolate problems.

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mobile_web_TestingWith the increasing acceptance of smart mobile phones, web browsing over mobile phones has gained prominence and why not, users can browse on the go with the same user experience as on a desktop. Thanks to bigger mobile screens, range of mobile browsers and advancements in mobile telecommunication standards.

The approach to website development, in the perspective of mobile browsing has refined and a subtle categorisation can be made as to - websites that are Mobile compatible and those which are Mobile friendly.

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soastaSOASTA®, Inc., the leader in cloud-based performance and functional testing, today launched a ground-breaking new release of its CloudTest® Platform that delivers, for the first time, complete functional test automation for continuous multi-touch, gesture-based mobile applications.

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Testing StormSOFTWARE TESTING is no piece of cake in today's software world. Gone are days when testing was all about manual testing with few test scripts. Industry has been changing a bit too quick with an inevitable challenge of having very less time for testing world to react to the major changes. The three things that have changed the game of testing and have increased the testing scope by three fold compared to what we had before are "Agile", "Cloud" and "Mobile". Now, not really sure what else is in store. I would like to term a combination of these game changing concepts together as "Testers Perfect Storm" in the article and bring out what are the key challenges due to this perfect storm. Lets also follow this article up with what kind of solutions can we think of to ride this "Perfect Storm" in immediate future.

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