Android App Testing

Device testing in the cloud – I’m now using Kobiton

I've recently started using the Kobiton device testing cloud, to enhance the range of iOS and Android devices that I can test apps and websites on. Over the last few years, I've looked into several other device testing cloud platforms from all sorts of companies and [...]

Using Charles Proxy to test different HTTP Response Codes

Note: If you're new to Charles Proxy, you may need to read my earlier post on Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing to get started on this. Charles Proxy really is a neat box of tricks and two of the best are the Rewrite Tool [...]

Using Charles Proxy to test Apps and Websites using SSL

Note: If you’re new to Charles Proxy, you may need to read my earlier post on Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing to get started on this. Update: There is now also a Charles Proxy iOS app, which allows you to do the following: Capture HTTP and [...]

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart

Update - September 2018 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, 9.7 iPad (2018) Update - October 2017 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone 8, [...]

Using Charles Proxy for bandwidth throttling testing

Many apps and websites now consume lots of data, especially in sectors such as video streaming and audio streaming. Also most apps performing a useful function of some kind are interacting with the server backend to download data and also send updates back to the server. [...]

Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart – Feb 2016

Update - the latest version of the Mobile Device Quick Comparison Chart will now always be at https://www.patwalsh.co.uk/mobile-device-quick-comparison-chart/ It can be difficult keeping track of all the different mobile devices - smartphones and tablets - and the differences between them. With each new version of the [...]

Testing projects so far in 2016

2016 has been busy so far, I’ve worked on lots of different testing projects, with a brief outline of some of them below: Property crowdfunding website testing: mobile device testing Coastal ecosystem website testing Cinema info and booking website testing Cinema iOS 9 app testing Cinema [...]

2015 – Overview of my projects and training

2015 was a busy year for me, with a wide range of projects worked on and also some excellent training and education completed, including the Rapid Software Testing Applied course run by James Bach, which I completed in July. And to give a flavour of the [...]

GPS / Geolocation App Testing tips

Last Friday, the 31st July 2015, I was out and about, doing some GPS / Geolocation App Testing, for both iOS and Android apps, for one of my clients. The general idea was to supply a list of locations to the developers, then test that the [...]

Quick Intro to NFC

As I've recently added blog posts on Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay - all which use NFC - I thought I'd add a post for NFC itself. What is NFC? Firstly, NFC is Near Field Communication - a technology more catchily known as [...]

Mobile Payments: Quick intro to Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay

Quick Intro to Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay All the major mobile manufacturer's are desperately trying to stake their claim for a slice of the potentially massive Mobile Payments market - with a slice of every transaction/payment their aim. As of June 2015, Apple Pay [...]

Mobile Payments: Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay - Overview Samsung introduces Samsung Pay as "a groundbreaking Mobile Payment Service" and it allows you to make contactless payments in stores. It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC) and its own proprietary Magnetic Secure Transmission technology. Samsung Pay - Technology Uses Contactless payment technology Unique [...]

Mobile Payments: Android Pay

Android Pay - Overview Google bills Android Pay as "Pay your way. Shop how you want" and it allows you to make payments both in stores and in apps, similar to Apple Pay.  It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC), plus one of a PIN code, password [...]

Instashare – even better with the extension

I've used Instashare for some time to send screenshots when testing on both iOS and Android devices. The fact it works on both iOS and Android platforms means its better than anything built into those systems. You can also download and install Instashare apps on your [...]

2017-01-10T21:25:12+00:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Android, Android App Testing, App Testing, Apps, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, Tips|Tags: , , |

More info on Android Lollipop

Announced on October 15 2014, Android L / Android 5.0 is officially called Android Lollipop. It brings a new design - called Material Design - and Android Runtime (ART) replaces Dalvik, for improved app performance and battery usage. Other features include: updated notification system new lockscreen [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:23+00:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Android, Android App Testing|Tags: , |

iOS 7 App Testing Toolkit

During some recent iOS 7 App Testing projects, I've managed to refine the process to make things run smoother and this has included establishing an iOS 7 App Testing Toolkit. On my iOS device - such as iPad Air - I have a folder set up [...]

TechTestLondon website launched

I've recently been working on a new website - www.TechTestLondon.com - which I've built in WordPress, using the Envision theme. TechTestLondon covers the booming world of Wearable Tech, Smartwatches & Connected Tech and the apps that make the tech work – and also promotes the App [...]

AppTestLondon.com and WebTestLondon.com websites launched

I recently launched two new websites, which I'll be using to further promote my Freelance App Testing Services and Website Testing Services. These both feature a different design and WordPress template to this, my main site, and both use the Simplissimo WordPress theme, which enables a [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 2, Wednesday 3 October 2012

Last Wednesday, I went along to Day 2 of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went for the full day, as there was more of interest during the morning session, especially around the area of Mobile Testing. My photos from the day are below, [...]

Apps World 2012, Day 1, Tuesday 2 October 2012

  Last Tuesday, I went to the first day of Apps World 2012, at Earls Court 2. I went along to see what I could find out about the latest Apps and App Technologies, plus also to do some networking. Event photos from Apps World blog [...]