iOS App Testing

Monzo urges 480,000 customers to change…

Monzo urges 480,000 customers to change pins as banking details exposed to unauthorised staff | Evening Standard - PIN numbers in the log files, that’s quite some #bug even if they are encrypted #mobilebanking #apps www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/monzo-urges-480000-cust…

Testing Authentication Apps

What is 2FA? 2FA is two-factor authentication and means you are using two of the three standard authentication methods (a password or similar, an authentication token or app, a fingerprint/face or other biometric factor) This provides a more secure access to your account. What is 2SV? [...]

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 2019 - new iPhones added to the list. Update - August 2019 - lots of phones and tablets added to the list. Update - September 2018 - I've now added the latest devices to the list - iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone [...]

How to record your iPhone/iPad screen

There are now several different ways you can record your iPhone/iPad screen: Use QuickTime Player, with your device connected via a Lightning cable (works for both web browsing and app usage) Use a web browser recording  app, such as Web Browser Recorder (works for web browsing [...]

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. [...]

Annotating iOS 10 screenshots using Markup in Photos app

In iOS 10 you can annotate your screenshots within the Photos app, using the Markup editor. I only found this by accident the other day, but it's a very useful tool if you're taking screenshots for iOS App Testing and/or Website Testing on iOS 10 devices. [...]

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 [...]

Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2015

Monday 8 June 2015 saw the WWDC take place in San Francisco. Apple usually unleashes lots of announcements at this event and this year was no exception. Below I've briefly outlined the major announcements. iOS 9 The main features of iOS seem to be the enhancement [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:44+00:00June 12th, 2015|Categories: Apple, Apple Pay, Events, Featured News, iOS, iOS 9, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, New Tech, News, OSX, Other Tech|

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: Apple Pay

Apple Pay - Overview Apple bills Apple Pay as "Your wallet. Without the wallet." and it allows you to make payments both in stores and in apps. It uses a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC), Touch ID and the Passbook app to enable the payments [...]

Quick tip – Improving the iPhone Keyboard in iOS 8

This isn't a quick tip saying to install SwiftKey Keyboard app, as I've tried that and didn't see much improvement over the built-in iOS 8 keyboard. This tip improves the space you have to switch to and from the numeric keyboard - which you constantly need to [...]

2017-01-10T21:24:52+00:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Apple, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPhone, Tips|Tags: , , , |

Workflow for iOS app – looking great

Discovered the Workflow for iOS app today (via TNW) and I'm well pleased to have found it. I've only just started exploring the possibilities, but it allows you to do things like the following: - Select photo from Camera Roll/Photos and share it (ideal for getting [...]

2017-01-10T21:25:07+00:00December 13th, 2014|Categories: Apps, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , |

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: , , |

iOS 8 – Info, New Features and Changes

iOS 8 Release Today - the 17th September 2014 - sees the release of iOS 8, which was introduced at the WWDC back in June. iOS 8 will come installed on the the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while also being available as an [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , , |

Word Lens app – Quest Visual taken over by Google – now the app is free…

I remember hearing about the Word Lens app when it originally came out a while back, but never got around to using it, as it was a paid-for app. It uses augmented-reality to translate things like signs into a different language, yet still managing to keep [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:05+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 7, iOS App Testing|Tags: , , , |

Pebble Steel – best app so far…

Only had my Pebble Steel since Monday, but I'd say the most impressive app I've seen so far is the UK Transport app - with this you can quickly see the nearest location for Trains and Buses - plus next Depature Times - and also the [...]

2017-05-03T11:13:51+00:00April 11th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apps, iOS, iOS 7, iOS App Testing, Mobile, Pebble Steel, Smartwatches|

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 [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 3 – Moans and Gripes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems [...]

iOS 6 Upgrade – Part 2 – New Features and Changes

I’ve now upgraded my iPhone3GS from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 6. This has been delayed mainly due to a freelance iOS App Testing project I was working on at iOS 5.1.1 plus also partly  due to waiting for some fix version releases, to address any initial problems [...]