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Functional Testing

Winning apps work every time, every where and for everyone. With replacement apps a few swipes, touches or clicks away, you need to be confident that your apps work as well in the hands of your users as they do in your lab. Applause is uniquely positioned to help you with its in-the-wild testing approach to achieve 360° app quality™.

Exploratory Testing

Tap into the creativity of the largest global community of professional testers as they discover defects regularly missed by automation and test cases.

Exploratory Testing

If your app has nasty surprises for users, they'll flee for alternatives. While test cases and automated scripts can verify your app meets a minimum level of quality, it doesn't go far enough. There is still plenty of opportunity for bugs to escape into the wild. That's why Applause promotes and performs in-depth exploratory testing. Leveraging our community of global testers can help you:

  • Expect the Unexpected: Having independent, human testers explore your app allows for the discovery of defects and issues that come from unexpected usage patterns or real-world conditions.
  • Squash User Interface Issues: While test automation is useful for discovering back-end issues, interface and user-facing issues are best found by humans.

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Test Case Execution

Verify core functionality across a full range of devices, locations and more with comprehensive coverage by Applause.

Test Case Execution

Test cases provide the peace of mind that core features of your app are working as intended. Unfortunately, when your team feels stretched, test cases are often one of the first areas to get cut - even if it does hurt app quality.

Whether you have a simple test case or a suite of test cases, Applause can help maximize your coverage by providing you access to devices and locations you might otherwise not be able to reach. Executing your test cases with Applause gives you confidence that your app runs as well on a Galaxy S4 in Pittsburgh as it does on a Droid 2 in Poland because every user deserves a high quality app.

Don't have time to draft and maintain your test cases? Applause can provide expert test case writers to help fill the gaps.

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Test Automation Scripting

Make scaling your automated testing affordable by leveraging Applause to help script your automated testing workflows.

Test Automation Scripting

A comprehensive testing strategy, one that fits with your 360° approach to app quality, combines in-the-wild testing with test automation. You can leverage automated testing to ensure new code does not break old code, while also documenting assumptions about how different portions of an application should behave. These assumptions and guarantees can be verified with the click of a single button, giving you confidence that your code meets expectations.

Our test automation experts can assist you in creating scripts for a variety of tools including Selenium, Rational, open-sourced and others. Applause also partners with today's leading test automation vendors if you need a tool to execute test scripts against.

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How It Works

Functional testing services by Applause fit easily and comfortably within your existing workflows. Upload or direct us to your app, tell us the type of testing you're looking for, then set your testing scope. Unlike other testing solutions, there aren't long lead times to get started - you'll be on your way to results in just a few short clicks. To keep up with shifting requirements, test cycles can be added or adjusted and you can receive and review issues in real time. And with professional services by Applause, a project manager and test team lead are there to help you succeed.

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Moving Toward Mobile

As world becomes more mobile and connected, it is important that you have an app quality strategy. Applause offers a suite of App Quality Tools to make your quest for 360° app quality™ more informed and efficient every step of the way.

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What You Get

Functional testing with Applause combines our global community of more than 100,000 professional testers with the app quality tools you need to produce winning apps every time.

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  • Applause Project Manager

    Every customer is assigned a project manager to help you throughout your engagement with Applause. Your project manager will provide support and guidance as well as manage key functional elements. Functional testing with Applause includes tester management, scope creation and pre-triaging of issues.

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  • Real-Time Issue Reporting

    When you're looking to launch yesterday, getting the information you need to make important fixes and decisions is vital. After launching a functional test cycle, you can monitor issues as they are reported in real time. Applause integrates with today's most popular issue tracking systems, including a two-way integration with JIRA, minimizing disruption to your existing processes.

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  • Information At Your Fingertips

    We know you're very busy. To help you stay up-to-date, the Applause 360° App Quality™ Dashboard brings the latest information and action items to your attention. And with Scorecard, you can keep an eye on the trends and patterns of your app.

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  • An Extension of Your Team

    Your Applause team becomes an extension of your existing team. With Applause, you know exactly who is testing for you and can chat with them in real time or discuss a specific defect with them directly in the issue report.

    As an added step toward quality, every functional test cycle includes the ability to verify your bug fixes. When you have resolved an issue, you can submit a new build to the original tester to verify that issue no longer exists.

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What It Costs

Getting started with Applause is more affordable than you may think. Find out how Applause in-the-wild testing services fits into your budget and saves you money.

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