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We hear it from over and over from countless customers, QA managers and testers:  getting mobile apps tested is tough. Compared to mobile, the worlds of web and desktop apps are mature and stable:  standards have emerged, the OS and browser universe is more mature, testing tools and best practices have been established (even though they’re always evolving).  Mobile, on the other hand, is still early in its overall lifecycle, so development and testing aren’t yet fully baked. With that in mind, I came across an article from CNET yesterday titled, Testing the iPhone 3Gs (or why the phone gods hate product testers.  This piece underscores the difficulties that confront companies (even the well-equipped experts at the CNET labs) when trying to test mobile devices and apps. Eric Franklin, a senior tech editor at CNET, was trying to test the talk time on the new 3Gs… so... (more)

uTest CEO Addresses a New Era of Community-based Testing at STAREAST 2009

WHO: Doron Reuveni co-founded uTest, the world's largest software testing marketplace, because he believed that a global community was the most efficient and effective way to deliver testing and usability services. Reuveni is a published expert and entrepreneur in web and mobile technologies and application testing methodologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in software application delivery for both Fortune 500 companies and young, innovative start-ups. WHAT: The New Era of Community-based Testing in the Special Topics (T5) track WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9... (more)

Five Product Lessons We Can All Digg

Every startup team has great and spirited debates about its products (or services).  We debate what works, what doesn’t, what makes it unique, and most importantly, what users want. We draw inspiration when new products launch and change the world — or even some small part of it.  Like Salesforce.com back in the day, the family of iPhones or, more recently, Twitter. And similarly, we witness product missteps that make us wince, rant or just shake our heads.   One such case emerged today with DiggBar (Digg’s URL shortening service) under the bright lights of TechCrunch, in an art... (more)

In Search Of The Q3 Bug Battle

In the past, we’ve brought you the Browser Brouhaha (Q408), a Social Networking Skirmish (Q109) and Twitter App Apocolypse (Q209).   Well it’s that time again, so we’re going to be kicking off our Q3 Bug Battle later this week.  For this quarter’s competition, we’ve chosen to turn our testing community loose on the most popular search engines:  Google, Bing and Yahoo! The Q3 Bug Battle will begin on Friday, August 7th and end on Friday, the 14th.  We’ll be awarding more than $3,000 in prize money to the top testers, based on: Top overall tester (based on the quality of bugs ... (more)

Testing the Limits with Jack Margo SVP of Developer Shed, (part 1)

In recent months, we’ve ‘tested the limits’ with QA notables like  James Whittaker, Rosie Sherry and Andrew Muns.  This month, we’re jumping over to the dev side of the aisle by sitting down with Jack Margo, SVP of Internet Operations at Developer Shed . Developer Shed is owned by Ziff-Davis and manages a bunch of tech sites — many devoted to open source technologies and communities.  They serve millions of visitors per month, for every breed of developer. Topics range from troubleshooting an Apache web server to programming a complicated Java application to successfully marketi... (more)