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 …@t-online.de at the end, you directly benefit from the testing and optimising. Continue reading

Unicorns, Business Angels and Scale-Ups

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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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MWC Raffle – Hall of Fame

It might sound weird, but we cannot wait for Monday. On this day Mobile World Congress 2017 will start and we are very happy to be a part of it. As you might have noticed, we have organised a huge MWC raffle on Twitter a short while ago, giving all our followers the chance to win one out of five free MWC full four-day passes worth 799 Euros. This pass enables you to not only get the full MWC experience, but also to stop by our booth 8.1I10 and see what’s new with Testbirds.
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Testbirds redefines mobile testing!

From February 27th to March 2nd, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we will be launching a newly developed testing solution: The Global Real Device Network (GRDN)! This new testing solution allows companies to test their applications and software on all Android smartphones and tablets in the market, all through our Nest.

In line with last year’s release of Testing 4.0, in which we combined the strengths of crowdsourced and cloud-based software testing, we now introduce the GRDN. It leverages the smart devices in our crowd of 200,000 testers in 193 countries to create unique remote testing possibilities. By connecting their Android-smartphones and tablets, crowdtesters grant access to clients looking to test apps, websites and other software on real-world mobile devices – all while maintaining a high level of data privacy and security. Once connected, the device can be remotely operated for both manual and automated testing purposes.

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The Importance of App Testing: Suitable Apps for M-Commerce

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. They help us to master lots of different daily tasks and are an essential part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s social media, online banking or just games, there are almost no limits regarding the use of these mobile devices. This also results in respectively new forms of trade and economical perspectives. A phenomenon called m-commerce, which is obviously closely related to the field of e-commerce. Analysts predict that about 77 percent of American customers will do their shopping at least once a year online with their smartphone. A substantial number, which isn’t limited to the US alone. For retailers all over the world it is absolutely fundamental to offer apps and mobile online shops. Additionally, those (web) apps have to be appealing and should satisfy customer needs. In order to run an appealing online shop, that also works on the variety of mobile devices in the market, testing is of essence.
So, the crucial question is: What does app testing have to include to determine whether a m-commerce app is ready to go or not?

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The Fragmentation of Mobile Devices

Today’s mobile landscape is more diverse than ever. In fact, as of 2015, there were over 24,000 Android devices on the market each with varying operating system versions. Similarly, Apple suffers from nearly 20% of users not running the latest iOS version with approximately 70 million devices still running iOS 8. But what does this really mean for companies today?

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Testbirds’ #getreal raffle – Win a FREE PASS for MWC 2017!

Mobile World Congress is approaching and we can’t wait to attend one of the biggest events in mobile tech. Especially since we’ll be showcasing our soon to be released testing solution; one that finally lets companies and organisations get real with mobile testing. And to share our excitement, we prepared a special raffle through which you can win a four-day pass for MWC. Continue reading