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How automated regression testing can help in agile methodology?

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How automated regression testing can help in agile methodology?
The purpose of this article is to explore the recent use in the field of automated software testing, and in particular regression testing.

Regression testing is tedious, time-consuming and prone to error because each and every part of an application needs to be tested and validated under a variety of conditions or test scenarios. Need of Regression TestingRegression Testing is required when there is a Requirement changesAdding a new featureDefect fixingPerformance issue fixRegression testing is considered as a time-consuming process, especially when you have Agile methodology.
The best way to save time is automating the regression testing process, which will also increase the test coverage. To do this we have plenty of tools which are available in the market. And also we can use the several script-less regression testing tools that can help you to reduce tiresome and improve the efficiency of testing.

In regression testing, onc…

Efficient Mobile App Marketing Tactics

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Efficient Mobile App Marketing Tactics
In a backdrop of over a million mobile apps in the app stores, app-developers really need to have strong marketing programs and consistent efforts to ensure that their app gets adequate visibility, acceptance and is used by their customers. 
These marketing tactics can get you started - but then, the efforts need to be consistent:
Make Your App Useful to Customers
It really makes sense to include smart functionalities in the mobile app that their customers could actually benefit from. You should avoid creating an app just for the sake of it or to have a billboard of your company in the app store. Rather, create an app that will show real utilities to the customers – trust me, it’d be a cool proposition and real value to your business as well. Create A Unique Mobile Offering, your USP
It could mean executing a highly specialised function through your mobile app, or offering features that no other app offers. At times, it could mean both - you somehow ne…

Get a Mobile Ordering App for your Restaurant

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Get a Mobile Ordering App for your Restaurant

Today one of the large chain restaurant launched an update to their mobile app that's designed to allow their diners to place and customise their orders ahead of their arrival at the restaurant. After downloading the app, those seeking a Cheesy Gordita Crunch, Doritos Locos Supreme, or other food item from App can tap log in or start a session as a guest.
Sounds interesting eh.. ?? Well yeah – it could be a good idea to NOT trail behind others – when it comes to owning such an efficient revenue channel.
One of the most efficient ways to drive new business for restaurants is to push special offer/discount coupons at an appropriate time. The mobile channel efficiently adds an interesting layer of location-based push notifications to such initiatives. For example - if you own a cafe in Paris with lots of people walking within a one mile radius of your outlet, your mobile app can really help you tap them in. If they were to receive special of…

What Drives Your Quest for a Business Mobile App ?

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What Drives Your Quest for a Business Mobile App ?Building a smart mobile app for your business?? Ahem... you and vision undoubtedly deserve kudos !! But then - it's really crucial for you to be clear about your objectives from the start and strategies around them - to ensure that you quickly realise the RoI from the app you are building. 
Are you sure of the business requirements and utilities through which you want to harness the power / potential of your mobile app? Here are few popular routes to choose from.



Business PromotionOne of the most effective means to drive business is pushing special offer/discount coupons at an appropriate time. The mobile channel efficiently adds an interesting layer of location-based push notifications to such initiatives. For example - think for a moment that you own a cafe in downtown London with thousands of people walking within a one mile radius of your outlet. If they were to receive special offer/ discount notifications on their mobile phones…

Google I/O 2014

Just in-case you missed the keynote from Google I/O, we summarise some of the key announcements in Google and android world, before we start Google, presented some interesting statistics on mobile momentum, lets go through these.

Android currently has 1 billion 30 day active users, which is double than last year. These users send 20 billion text messages on a given day and take 1.5 trillion steps and take 93 million selfies each day. androidone
Google is working on set of hardware reference platforms to bring android to low cost mobile device in emerging markets. This android version is same OS which is used for high end smartphones. All software updates will be published from Google via play. Google is starting this journey in India and would be launching with 3 OEMs in fall this year. Platform EvolutionAndroid L release
This is the biggest release in history of android since its launch of open SDK. The L release has over 5K new APIs, with bold new look and radical new approach to design.

Using Facebook’s Custom story and Open Graph story with iOS

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With the increasing popularity of various social networking sites the important aspect that apps need to cover is that they must have the ability to connect to the user’s profile and post a status update using the app.

Sharing to Facebook from your iOS app can include a variety of operations like posting a link, sharing an update and posting a story. Now-a-days, you can see a lot of Facebook user’s updating their status that is structured in the form of a story, these posts allows you to tag your friends and check-in into places. This kind of post can be structured from your app as well. A story is more appealing in a way that, it is structured well than just posting a plain sentence status updates.
A Facebook story contains two major aspects
A noun (Object)A verb (Action) Configuring a story involves the integration of the noun and the verb meaningfully.
Facebook has provided some default objects and actions called common action, these actions are used in common stories. Common stories …

Mobile App Testing: Strategies and Best Practices

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Overview

It’s an era of mobile savvy users where thousands of mobile apps are booming with wide-ranging flavors of technologies. Today building app is not just about writing a good code, the success of app is largely driven by user experience. A successful app should have an aesthetically pleasing UI and should deliver best user experience on all devices and various form factors, of course there are other important factors to be taken into consideration as well.

Fig: Mobile apps testing challenges
Outstanding testing strategy is the only way to make your mobile app ready for business. To add to complexity there are thousands of different devices each delivering multiple form factors. To ensure app performs to its best it, it’s a mammoth challenge for quality assurance team to test in all above scenarios and certify the product keeping in mind budget and time constraints, QA team need to have right strategy, tools and processes in place. While mobile applications are rapidly becoming core …