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Apps to Influence Behavior and Costumes in 2014

Halloween has become one of the most popular holidays here in America. creative types, kids and even the couple down the street will invest a lot of time and money in planning out the perfect Halloween costume. Kids spend time planning their trick-or-treat route. There's a lot of planning going on here, sounds like an app might be needed. SOASTA thought so too. SOASTA, a company NASA, the Olympics, Netflix and many top retailers in the U.S. use for their website and mobile app testing said that out smartphone apps will influence Halloween costumes and how kids spend Halloween night for 2014. (more…)

The Rebirth of Application Performance Management

Of all the changes that the dynamic APM industry is facing in today’s increasingly digital world, perhaps the most important aspect of the industry’s rebirth is how it’s bringing digital professionals and IT personnel together – giving them real facts to discuss that are relevant and important to both groups. In fact, APM dashboards can facilitate “fact-based discussions between the business and performance guys,” according to Peter Galvin, SVP of Marketing for mobile and web performance testing vendor SOASTA. (more…)

Sky Believes in Better Testing

The demand for greater access and variety of online content and services has driven a lot of business at Sky over recent years. Both Sky Go and Now TV have seen an explosion in usage and Sky is looking to add a range of new services to customers to continue its dominance in the internet TV services market. In order to do that, Sky has replaced its existing test solutions with the SOASTA CloudTest platform. (more…)

Sky Signs Cloud Testing Deal With SOASTA

CloudTest platform to be used to ensure viewing platforms such as Sky Go can handle fluctuations in traffic. Sky has announced a deal to test its internet TV services using the CloudTest platform from SOASTA. (more…)

Review: Appcelerator is a Mobile Cloud Platform in Progress

The Cloud panel shows usage, exposes data management, displays API request and push notification logs, lists custom services, and allows for cloud configuration. The testing panel uses SOASTA’s TouchTest as an integrated mobile testing solution. The performance panel allows you to monitor your apps; troubleshoot performance, crashes, and exceptions; view crash trends; integrate with bug tracking systems; and configure your monitoring. (more…)

SOASTA Supports Testing on Any Apple Device Running iOS 8 from Day One

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SOASTA, the leader in cloud and mobile testing and real user monitoring, today announced mobile app testing support on all off-the-shelf Apple devices running iOS 8 the same day as Apple iOS 8 is commercially available. This includes the larger new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. SOASTA takes an in-app approach to testing with TouchTest, which is architected to support every new iOS release with no delay for developers. (more…)

5 Online Retail Steps for Preparing For Cyber Monday – Starting Now

“Holiday shopping is the most important time of the year for e-commerce retailers globally, and with substantial consumer adoption of mobile and online shopping, retailers must deliver a flawless experience to their customers,” said Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA. “Just a one second delay could cause an e-commerce site generating $10,000 in daily sales to lose $250,000 annually. Delays and downtime during the holiday season could seriously impact revenue. (more…)

Keeping “Smart Homes” Safe From Hackers

Science fiction has long promised us a future with flying cars, jetpacks, and robotic home appliances that are smart enough to run themselves. Flying cars and jetpacks are still a long way off, but smart home technology is here and becoming more sophisticated every day. What will it take to get these high-tech devices adopted in homes across America -- and to keep them safe and secure? (more…)

Cyber Monday Preparations are Underway

Cyber Monday this year is December 1, 2014. Are you ready? Cyber Monday is the day when holiday shoppers take to their computers and mobile devices to make purchases. Retailers have made Cyber Monday more of a priority in recent years and this trend appears to be set to continue in the 2014 holiday shopping season. SOASTA, a leader in cloud and mobile testing along with real user monitoring, has released their Perform At Your Peak, Holiday 2014 Performance Training Guide. (more…)

Industry Watch: Make your Holiday Plans Now

It seems the gift-giving season each year starts earlier and earlier. Walk into a store in January and see Valentine’s Day promotions. Go to an online retail site in late September, and you’ll see Christmas/Chanukah promotions. So, if you’re writing applications at a retail outfit that counts on online revenue, your planning, development and testing need to start earlier and earlier as well. (more…)

Gatwick Airport Using Cloud to Boost Ground Services Collaboration

Airport aims to improve customer experience as well with cloud testing Passengers could soon be able to board planes quicker at Gatwick Airport thanks to a project that aims to increase the sharing of information between airplanes and ground services. The airport is using a cloud testing service from SOASTA to assess a cloud-based collaboration platform. (more…)

Gatwick Testing Cloud Platform to Keep Airlines, Ground Services in Sync

Gatwick Airport is testing a cloud-based collaboration platform used to connect trusted partners across and outside the airport, allowing airlines and ground crew to share and access critical data. The move is part of the airport’s broader strategy to shift more of its IT systems to the cloud. The airport is using SOASTA’s cloud testing platform platform, which gives users insight into load, functional and UI performance of cloud-based application, to test and validate the platform’s capabilities at scale. (more…)