When people ask me the secret to successful apps, I tell them it’s about looking at your app quality from a 360° perspective. And while that might sound like a lofty concept, it’s important to truly bring together different viewpoints, data and analytics to understand what to improve, fix or do next. Providing all the tools and services necessary to achieve 360° app quality is a relentless pursuit at Applause. To that end, we’ve had conversations with hundreds of customers about what would help them release the best apps and websites possible. Test automation frequently came up as a “would love to have”, but the costs and resources required to do it right was often a concern. Many times, automation became a burden where implemented – the value it (may have) once provided quickly diminished as teams became weighed-down attempting to keep the scripts updated as their apps evolved.
Realizing the value automation could provide if properly constructed, we reached out to engineers in our community and began building a robust solution. In the past year we have worked with a number of companies, large and small, implementing test automation solutions with great success. With a focus on addressing the gaps, hidden costs and leading causes of failure that plague test automation, we set out to create a formal offering that could be used by any company looking to improve their mobile and web apps.
Automation from Applause is a 100% turnkey solution that lets companies enjoy the many benefits of automation without the fear of constant maintenance, skyrocketing costs and potential abandonment.
What do we mean by full-service? Applause and our community of expert automation engineers will take care of everything, including:
- Test Script Development: Applause automation engineers develop automated scripts and custom object layer, resulting in an automation implementation that’s quick to deploy and easy to maintain.
- Test Script Maintenance and Execution: Even small application changes can require changes to automation scripts. With Applause, automation script failures are reviewed and corrected by members of the global Applause QA community, and we notify immediately if any bugs are discovered.
- Real Devices in the Cloud: The Applause device clouds, created in collaboration with Testdroid, provide and maintain the infrastructure in the US and in the EU, so customers don’t have any incremental investment.
- Automation Team: A full team of Applause automation engineers and test case creators, responsible for all technical aspects of the project.
- Test Case Writing: Applause works with companies to create custom test scenarios that represent real-world user experiences. Applause test case writers create the manual test cases or modify existing scenarios to ensure they can be automated.
The result? Faster test cycle times, improved manual tester efficiency and quicker time to market for new features. Within 3-5 weeks of project start, your most critical test scenarios will be automated and executed on a set schedule. All at a cost equal to or less than the alternatives that only provide tool/device access… and you own the abstraction layer and scripts after they are created.
As technologies change and new innovations emerge, Applause will be at the forefront, ready to extend existing offerings and leap into new ones. You can learn more about this exciting new service at www.applause.com/automation.
We’re excited to provide our customers with yet another resource for building great apps that separates them from the competition. Through the years, Applause has continually expanded its portfolio, establishing itself as the one place to go to ensure you are building and launching great apps… and we’re just getting started.