Speaker Spotlight: Nikhil Kaul

Nikhil Kaul is Product Marketing Manager, Testing Products at SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications. Previously, he served Digité, a leading provider of collaborative enterprise software and solutions for Agile Application Lifecycle Management, in various roles including Senior Software Executive. There, he gained critical insight into the development, testing and application life cycle management market as well as worked with a variety of clients, from Fortune 500 customers to smaller accounts. Nikhil recently received a master’s degree in business  administration from Georgetown University where he led the Georgetown Operations and Management Club as VP Technology.

Session TitleMobile Testing - It's More than Just the App

Session DescriptionMobile app developers reach beyond the confines of their application when building the user experience. There are many aspects to the device itself that can turn a good app into an exceptional one. It's why so many developers choose to build native or hybrid apps - so they can tap into the capabilities of the device itself for display and functionality improvements, like Location Services and Orientation. But those are the very aspects that make testing mobile apps so complicated. How do you test that your app displays the right localizations when you are always located in the same place? How do you validate the interface displays properly no matter what the orientation of the device without waving it around like a crazy person? Using device properties as part of your automated testing can solve these complications and tame your testing so you don't have to resort to 'in the wild' testing only. The audience takes away the following:

What are the challenges of mobile testing?

How can you use Android device properties to mock your tests?

What are some creative techniques for incorporating those properties into your automated test suite?

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