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AppThwack Appium Tutorial
Get started with #Appium locally. Then, with a few simple changes to your configuration, run those same tests on 100s of real, physical devices in cloud. Follow along with our simple tutorial to get rolling.

http://blog.appthwack.com/appthwack-appium-tutorial/
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Meet us at PyCon!
Heading to Montreal for PyCon later this week? Come visit us!
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Etsy's Journey to Continuous Integration for Mobile Apps
Check out this great article by +Etsy Eng team member Nassim Kammah on how they are embracing continuous integration and testing for their mobile apps. PRs in Github, CI and build tasks via Jenkins, locally hosted simulators/emulators, and real devices in the cloud hosted by AppThwack.

Nassim raises some good questions, as well, like how to write tests that run on hundreds of devices at once. Will be exciting to keep tabs on their progress.
Etsy's Journey to Continuous Integration for Mobile Apps. Posted by nassimkammah | Filed under engineering, infrastructure, mobile. Positive app reviews can greatly help in user conversion and the image of a brand. on the other hand, bad reviews can have dramatic consequences; as Andy Budd puts ...
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Are you using Jenkins to power your continuous integration? Our friends over at +CloudBees have an excellent blog post up about how to integrate cloud-hosted, real device testing into your workflow, both in your local Jenkins setup or an environment hosted by CloudBees.
CloudBees is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete develop-to-deploy lifecycle of Java web applications in the cloud – where customers do not have to worry about servers, virtual machines or IT staff. The CloudBees platform today includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets ...
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In SF? Join us Wednesday, January 8th to learn about running #Appium tests on real, cloud-hosted Android and iOS devices with AppThwack. Hope to see you there!


And yes, that means we support Appium. Happy New Year!
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Hi Jessica! We do actually support client-side Appium against our devices, but we've not pushed it completely out the door just yet. Most of the issues we still see pertain to the differences between clients (Java, Ruby, etc), client-side timeouts (because the devices are remote and might not be immediately available), and so on.

I'm happy to send docs your way if you want to give it a whirl, though. Please email connect@appthwack.com. Thanks!
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You've been able to test apps against iOS7 on a handful of devices with us for a couple weeks, and as of today you can test your apps on the latest iPhone models, the 5c and 5s, as well. We have both the GSM and CDMA editions available so all of your bases should be covered.

To see a complete list of available devices check out the Device Lab.
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AppThwack results directly in Jenkins UI
Check out the newest additions to our Jenkins plugin, which powers mobile continuous integration on real devices.

New additions include results in your dashboard, performance trends, and numerous usability improvements.

Need help getting started with CI and AppThwack? Let us know and we'll get you set up.
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Webinar: Testing on Android in the Fragmented Market
Our friends over at #Intel Software are holding a free session on testing for Android tomorrow. Although we typically shy away from the dreaded "f" word over here, there's no denying Android carries with it some interesting challenges. The webinar will cover test strategies for emulators and simulators, real devices, and cloud-based providers. You can register for the event below.
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Of course the solution for testing in a fragmented market is to not design and develop your apps to be sensitive to fragmentation issues. Oh wait, sorry. #spoileralert  

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XCTest and OCUnit now Supported
We just added support for two very popular iOS test frameworks: OCUnit and the new (as of Xcode 5) XCTest. Follow along with this simple guide and get your tests running in our device lab in no time. In addition to your test results, you'll get device logs, performance data, and overall trends packaged up nice and neat in an actionable report.
Run KIF, KIWI and other XCTest and OCUnit tests on real, non-jalbroken iPhones and iPads hosted in AppThwack's device cloud.
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Announcing Free App Testing on Intel Devices
Thanks to a sponsorship from #Intel Software, you can test your Android apps for free on Intel Atom powered phones and tablets through AppThwack.

Tests on these devices won't deduct minutes from your account, and you can find them by selecting the devices individually or using the new device pool called "Intel Atom." Get more details on the blog post.
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Does the service support automation testing of paid apps including Google Play license? Tests couldn't be completed because of the following error: "License cannot be validated". Any suggestions how to deal with it?
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QA Forum: When and How to Successfully Use Test Automation for Mobile Apps
Successfully automating tests takes a healthy dose of realism, skill, and planning. Not surprisingly, many of the issues that have always plagued software automation are still causing problems in the mobile era.

Join us along with +Tao techoregon November 13th for a free webinar discussing what it takes to successfully automate your tests. We'll also provide a whirlwind tour of the many tools available for the job.

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  Reliable, well-engineered test automation is often a mythical goal that developers agree is a good idea, but in reality don't have the time and resources to execute properly. Considering the number of apps on the market and the fickleness of customers (after 2 crashes 84% will go elsewhere) testing is imperative just to stay relevant today. We will dispel the myth that automation solves all QA issues and eliminates the need for manual testing...
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We just increased the maximum concurrency and test duration limits, and now you can adjust them to your specific app.

In addition to the increase, the article covers how AppThwack handles parallelization and test timeouts and how they apply to your app. This is especially handy for apps that depend on limited staging resources, large amounts of data, or limited licenses. It's also great for accommodating stress and performance tests that take longer amounts of time than a typical functional test.
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There is a pretty high failure rate for stress tests, and we usually run just a few thousand events. What kind of parameters are you using with the exerciser monkey?

EMMA is interesting. What made you choose it over other coverage tools? Since we don't compile apps we'd have to offer something like this as an add-on for apps already instrumented.

Edit: Never mind about the compilation part. It appears you can set a flag on the instrumentation runner.
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Automated Android, web, and iOS app testing on real devices.
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AppThwack brings sanity to app testing. It's completely automated, and we rapidly test your app on 100s of real, physical Android and iOS devices in parallel. You get a report in real time so you can find and fix issues before ever touching a customer's devices. It's fast, it's easy, and we free you up to focus on more important things, like developing great apps.
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