Tools & Techniques

Get started with Mobile App Automation | How to setup Appium Environment for Android Automation

Appium is an open source, cross-platform Test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps, tested on simulators (iOS, FirefoxOS), emulators (Android), and real devices (iOS, Android, FirefoxOS). Appium drives various native automation frameworks and provides an API based on Selenium’s WebDriver JSON wire protocol. Android support uses the UiAutomator framework for newer platforms and Selendroid for older Android platforms.

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Preparing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy? Keep in mind these 20 Challenges & their Mitigation

Enterprise mobility solutions can present a number of challenges – Mobile governance, or the Management of people, policy, and process issues. At times it can seem like a minefield, but enterprises can quickly identify these challenges and overcome them in order to deploy an innovative enterprise mobility strategy. Companies need to bring all stakeholders into the fold to create truly productive and effective Enterprise Mobility. Here are the key challenges that organizations face as they define their Mobility strategy.

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‘Ola Cabs’ Android App | Connection Timed Out

Connection Timeout! App Crash! App Hang! Long load time! Poor performance @ 3G network! And what not! Yeah! All this I encountered today while using the Ola Cabs Android App in the evening. And guess what – It’s not working now as well – What do you call it? A Critical & Priority-1 defect in production? The main App feature – “Book a ride” – is not working!

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“India Votes” – Changing the way India is Governed

Today, every other enterprise is “Going mobile”. Enterprise mobility enables organizations to leverage contextual data and engage with their customers more effectively and establish a strong brand identity.

Extending the same concept to Governance, why can’t we build a government-backed Mobile App to engage general public? What if Government formulates its strategies focused on citizen’s personas, feedback, discomfort, thought-process and their intent? Instead of a bunch of party people running the nation, wouldn’t it be great if citizens too are involved, real-time? What if ‘Voting’ is not just a once-in-5-year phenomenon but a continuous driving force for a nation’s growth? Yeah! A pioneer idea to change the way a Nation is governed – for betterment!

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Wireless Application Protocol (WAP & WML) | Mobility meets Cyberspace

Developed by the WAP Forum, the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is the de-facto set of communication protocols for the presentation and delivery of wireless information and telephony services on mobile phones and other wireless terminals. WAP is very similar to the Internet’s combination of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). By linking the two ‘hot-topics’ in communication – the internet and mobile technology – WAP provides a very valuable service.

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Mobile App | File Extensions

One of the principle challenges for application developers has been distribution of the application. Traditional computer applications have relied on clunky installers called wizards to sort out and set up the components of a program, but this paradigm does not work well across multiple mobile platforms. Let’s see what the available Mobile App file extensions are for different Operating Systems.