Mobile 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…

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 [...]

iOS 9

Today - 16 September - iOS 9 is going to be made available. Usually in the UK it's around the evening time when upgrades are possible. Below I've outlined the main features of iOS 9: looks more or less the same, except a new font 'San [...]

2016-09-02T14:00:28+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Apple, iOS, iOS 9, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: , , |

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: , , , |

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 [...]

iPhone Website Testing – Debug Console

Following on from my post the other day about iPad Website Testing, I thought I'd post on a similar area, but on iPhone device. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages [...]

iPad Website Testing – Debug Console

Here's a simple little testing tip when testing websites on the iPad, using the Safari browser. Turning on the Debug Console before starting testing will help identify any errors which may occur during the testing. The error messages will be shown in the Debug Console and [...]

iOS App Testing – Ad Hoc App Delivery Method

As I recently started using TestFlight for this, I thought I'd outline how the other way of delivering Apps to testers works - that is Ad Hoc Delivery. Firstly, the UDID of your iOS Device(s) has to be known by the Developer delivering the App to [...]

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, [...]