Rumour has it… What to expect at MWC 2018

Which smartphones will be announced at this year’s MWC? That’s THE question for the mobile-savvy community and currently, the rumours are heating up. One thing is for sure: We will see some brand-new devices with exciting features. But which ones will it be? We dug into the latest reports and rumours to present you our top predictions for Mobile World Congress 2018.

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Coming to dmexco? Win an UX workshop for your digital product!

Let’s talk about UX! Meet us at #dmexco17 for expert insights and a chance to win a UX workshop including €4,000 testing credit! On September 13th and 14th, Europe’s digital world experts will meet in Cologne. As there will be a full program of practice oriented presentations by top international speakers and many new impulses for the digital world, of course Testbirds will be there! Continue reading

Video: Deutsche Telekom uses test automation for optimising email services

deutsche-telekom-logoThe Deutsche Telekom uses test automation with Testbirds. In the video on the cooperation Alexander Gunnar Kiefer, technical project manager at Deutsche Telekom GmbH, shows the reasons of using test automation, explains the benefits for the telecommunication company and reveils some best praticses for other companies.

Since 2015, the Deutsche Telekom is working on optimising their e-mail products. If you are a private customer of the company and have an e-mail address with … at the end, you directly benefit from the testing and optimising. Continue reading

Unicorns, Business Angels and Scale-Ups


Start-up, Scale-up, Business Angel, Unicorn, Venture capital – What do all these terms describe? Let’s have a guess… maybe “start-up” or “scale-up” is a kind of a call to action? No, it is not. “Business angel” and “unicorn”, maybe these are two creatures one can find in a fantasy novel? No, they are not. So, what does these terms refer to? We all have heard at least one or two of these terms already because we encounter them almost every day when scrolling through news websites, newspapers and the business press. They are used in articles about young, innovative and ambitious companies in the IT industry. We tend to use these terms in a way which suggests that we are absolutely familiar with their meaning. But on can imagine that in truth it is not clear for everybody what for example “scale-up” describes. That is why in the following lines I will spend some time to explain what a start-up is, what scale-up requirements are and where one can find business angels, unicorns and venture capital.

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Global Real Device Network: Testing on Real End-User Devices

Global Real Device Network A few months back we revealed our Global Real Device Network to the world: the testing solution that enables true remote testing on real devices within our globally distributed crowd of testers. With this blog post, I would like to take you back to the fundamentals of this unique solution, that combines the flexibility and scalability of crowdtesting, with the efficiency and convenience of cloud-based testing. Continue reading

5 Best Practices in Test Automation

Testing to find defects and bugs can be a time consuming, expensive and repetitive task. However, testing is crucial to the success of your digital product as if your software doesn’t work properly, there’s a high change people won’t use it. There are plenty of tools available to help make testing more manageable. One such is automation, which can be extremely beneficial when utilised correctly. It helps streamline the entire process while reducing costs and shortening your development cycles. Additionally, it will help in avoiding tedious, repetitive tasks. However, using it incorrectly or during the wrong stage of development or, in some cases, for a product that is not well suited for automation, can make it a burden rather than a benefit. For this reason, it’s extremely important to understand how and when to use test automation in the best possible manner.

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Testbirds Presents: Women in IT – Ada Lovelace

Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated. This initiative is supported by many charities, governments, NGO’s, businesses, academic institutions and women’s networks all around the globe, celebrating current achievements and calling to further tackle issues regarding gender equality.
Its history goes back to the 1908 Women’s March in the US where 15,000 women for the first time ever stood up for themselves and demanded equality in an organised form. Since then, luckily, a lot of things have changed when it comes to being a woman in different parts of the world. Global cultural differences aside, it is overall an ongoing and constantly improving movement towards raising awareness and striving towards gender equality on all different levels.

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