Things to consider when testing wearable technology

wearable technology signThe world is becoming increasingly connected and we’re starting to use more than just our mobile, desktop and tablet to get the information we want. Wearable technology has recently become a popular topic and increasingly so after Apple announced the arrival of their new device – the Apple Watch.

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Beta Family introducing teams!

 

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Is your app in desperate need of some beta testing, but you feel it’s too early to test it on the general public? Many do.

Based on interviews with many of the companies using Beta Family we’ve realized that the different testing phases have different needs and are normally done on different groups of people. To ease the testing process we are now introducing Beta Family Teams, a way for you to group people into teams and mix your own testers with testers from Beta Family.

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Test for Success in 2015 – Your best New Year’s Resolution

The bells just rang in the New Year. Apart from fireworks and celebration, there is the dreaded tradition of New Year’s resolutions. Most of these vows are probably broken within the first few weeks, no matter how good the intention. But let’s defy the odds and set up a testing related resolution that actually lasts. It should even pay off…

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Scale up your testing: iOS8 now allows up to 1, 000 beta testers

We’ve mentioned this upcoming feature before and now it’s gone live – public iOS app beta testing for up to a 1, 000 testers, using the new TestFlight integration in iOS 8. The Beta Family is the first service to support and enhance this new workflow, opening up new testing possibilities for developers.

This article will serve as an introduction and a step-by-step guide for setting up your app for public beta testing through your iTunes Connect account and the Beta Family.

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Seven disastrous software bugs and fails

While functioning software allows scaling of productivity, malfunctioning software scale chaos and havoc. Naturally, some bugs may cause worse problems than others. Here are seven of the worst and most spectacular software bugs over the decades of software development, not listed in any particular order. Use these cautionary tales as motivation to test properly!

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Testing techniques – difference between white box and black box testing

This post is part of a monthly series of articles on software testing. We intend to cover testing in general, but especially targeted at mobile apps. Developers and testers alike will find useful testing tips and techniques.

We explain the difference between white box and black box testing, followed by some helpful and efficient testing tricks and techniques. Along the way we also define some names and word.

What color is the box?
A common distinction between two vastly different types of software testing, is that between white box and black box. You may associate the latter term with plane crashes, but in this case it denotes that you are testing the software without any inside knowledge about source code, architecture or internal design. This is most likely the case with any app you may test on The Beta Family.

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How to achieve better testing

Here I explain why our tester members are sure to be motivated and describe some good practices for app testing. Developers will get a few tips in how to design tasks and formulate their instructions to testers.

Motivation is key
It’s of course a truism that in whatever task you pursue, motivation is key for achieving good results. Testers on The Beta Family are sure to be motivated as they get the chance to try cool new apps before the general public and have the incentive to become a top tester and get more test invites, earning them more cash. So not only will the testers file bug reports, they’ll actually be encouraged to provide constructive input and fresh ideas.

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App testing and The Beta Family

This is the first post in a monthly series of articles on software testing. We intend to cover testing in general, but especially targeted at mobile apps. Developers and testers alike will find useful testing tips and techniques.

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Why test mobile apps?
If you were asked to describe the main purpose of software testing you would probably think of finding and fixing bugs and to verify intended functionality and behavior. Quality assurance, simply put. Those are all valid points, but more interestingly, it can help your app to stand out against its competition and ultimately even increase profit.

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