Android continues to be the world’s biggest magnet for malware

Mobile malware. It’s scary, hard to protect against and is growing rapidly – especially on the Android OS. Due to its open-nature and popularity, the Android OS continues to be the biggest magnet for mobile malware and security attacks.

As covered by Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch, a recent report from F-Secure says that Android accounts for 79% of all malware in 2012:

By Mike Brown, 20 March 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Security, Testing.

Mobile users becoming more demanding and less patient

If you’re a mobile app developer or tester here’s some good news, according to a study released by Compuware, 85% of smartphone users prefer native apps over mobile web. The bad news? They have very high expectations, and you’re not meeting them. Want to hear some scary statistics?

  • 55% of users have experienced a problem with a mobile app
  • 62% have had an app crash, freeze or throw an error
  • 47% experienced sluggish launch
  • 40% have had an app fail to...

By Mike Brown, 15 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Testing.

Microsoft tries to help web developers with modern.IE

Microsoft has launched modern.IE, a set of testing tools designed to help developers “ensure their sites work beautifully across Internet Explorer as well as other modern browsers”.

This has come about in conjunction with browser tester BrowserStack, with which developers get three months free if they sign up with modern.IE.

There are three distinct elements to modern.IE. The first is a code detection wizard; the second is the three months of free testing from BrowserStack; and a best practice...

By James Bourne, 31 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Microsoft, Testing.

How can you choose the right content management system?

Simply put, a Content Management System (CMS) is a system for managing content. Unfortunately, this basic definition fails to capture what a successful content management solution entails. 

A CMS refers to a Web application that provides a centralised database, allowing for the creation, revision and storage of various content through a predefined interface. Digital content is managed through a combination of rules, specific workflows and processes, which are applied to the content in order to facilitate the effective...

By Nenu Tech, 21 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development Tools, Testing.

QASymphony asks: "Can 300 beta sites be wrong?"

QASymphony  today announced it has dug up more than 300 beta sites for its early release of a forthcoming cloud-based QA and software testing management platform called qTest. The beta sites come from Europe, the U.S., and Asia.  

Going to the cloud for testing tools is a growing trend, with IDC listing such attractions as the pay-as-you-go, monthly subscription model, non-intrusive updates, less IT staff to worry about, and...

By Victor Cruz, 10 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Development Tools, Testing.

AQuA's top 10 app fails: How many do you test for?

Following the launch of the Quality App Directory in October, the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) has released a list of the top ten failures they’ve encountered in apps.

AQuA, a not-for-profit trade association, is run and funded by its members, including AT&T, Orange, Oracle, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Mobile and LG.

It has drawn on the experience of these members, building up a set of best practice guidelines for producing quality apps, and provides sets of platform-specific testing criteria to...

By Matt Henkes, 09 January 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Testing.

Facebook and Android: Is it a match made in heaven?

Reports abound that Facebook is urging its employees to dump their iPhones and replace them with Android devices in order to get problems with Facebook’s Droid app sorted quickly.

The concept has been dubbed ‘droidfooding’; a play on ‘dogfooding’, standard tech industry practice whereby a company uses its own products to convince consumers of its worth – think the opposite of Gerald...

By James Bourne, 26 November 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Facebook, Social media, Testing.