At Testbirds, we work hard to help our clients create the best possible software. We’re proud to have helped hundreds of companies and organisations optimise their apps, websites and other types of connected software. However, there’s still a lot to gain in the world of software development when it comes to testing. Through years of experience, there are several challenges that we’ve come to recognise in the market, and in this blogpost I’d love to share those with you. At the start of a new year, it’s good to be aware of the software challenges that might occur at your company.
As winter slowly encompasses the Earth in its frozen embrace, it’s more than just your body that begins battling the effects of the cold. Yes, your extremities are threatening to fall off. Yes, your immune system is weaker than ever before and yes, you’re now living in constant fear of slipping on ice and fracturing your skull. However, there is something far more important for you to worry about:
Testing has been around longer than you would think and by extension software testing isn’t a relatively new concept either. Before markets became more intricately connected and their customers more diverse, businesses didn’t bother ensuring their products were of a high standard or fully fulfilled their purposes. Governments didn’t enforce standards in quality which meant that that many businesses cut corners.
When developing an app it’s often difficult for a developer to truly understand how and what end users want and require to have a great experience. Crowdsourced testing (crowdtesting) is an innovative method of testing that uses a remotely based community of people with varying backgrounds, skill levels and interests to test digital products such as websites, applications, connected devices, etc. Testbirds now offers an innovative solution for app developers looking to take the Android and iOS worlds by storm:
On the 3rd of August, Georg Hansbauer, co-founder and managing director of Testbirds hosted an hour long webinar that explored the world of test automation. For those who were able to attend, we would like to thank you and we hope you left with a lot more insight and knowledge into automated testing solutions. In the webinar, a number of topics were discussed such as why and when test automation should be included, how to set up the automated testing process including a real world example and information on TestChameleon™. In today’s post, we’d like to briefly investigate some of the points that were brought up in the webinar:
In the last edition of the series What, How and Why?, we gave you a closer look at Card Sorting. It helps you find the right menu structure for your app or website. Card Sorting is possible at every stage of the development life cycle. This time we would like to take a step back and give you some insight on how you can get feedback on your whole product.
When it comes to innovations in technology, there are few industries as progressive and defining as the automotive industry. Attributed to a number of revolutionary societal developments such as the assembly line, the automotive sector is still creating groundbreaking technology that continues to astound the world and find application in all walks of life. This year, Testbirds had the pleasure to discover some of these new advancements in the automotive sector at Connected Cars ’16.
On Tuesday, Apple was once again holding its annual developer conference WWDC and presented its latest innovations. Two weeks ago, we reported on another tech giant’s developer event: Google I/O. In April, Facebook announced updates for its social network. All these events have one thing in common: that artificial intelligence in general and voice user interfaces in particular seem to be one of the major tech revolutions coming in the next few years.
Two weeks ago, it was time yet again for Google I/O, Google’s annual conference for developers. The tech world was eagerly looking forward to see what new developments would be announced. In this blog post, I’d like to take you back to Mountain View, California and discuss a few interesting takeaways from this important event, organised by one of the world’s largest tech giants.
Nearly every user can relate to websites that force you to desperately search for content hidden in a sub-category somewhere or where information is stumbled on by pure coincidence rather than due to an intuitive structure. This is a big problem as a site’s information architecture with a clear and simple navigation is one of the main necessities for good usability and, as a result, the success of a digital product. Of course, there are many ways to structure content, however all too often issues arise because information on websites or within apps is organised according to stakeholder perceptions and not to users’ expectations. This is where card sorting comes into play.