Mobile

Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

Experitest and Capgemini join forces to open mobile test lab

Paris-based consulting firm Capgemini has collaborated with US-headquartered test tool specialist Experitest to open a mobile apps testing lab for the financial services. The lab will allow financial service firms to test mobile applications over the cloud on a 24-hour basis, and is intended to facilitate continuous development. Client firms will be able to rent »

Apple Gets Win Against Australia Banks Over Mobile Payments

Apple Gets Win Against Australia Banks Over Mobile Payments

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said on Tuesday in a draft ruling it was “not satisfied” that the likely benefits from allowing the banks to negotiate with Apple as a bloc outweighed the negatives. Allowing collective negotiations “could reduce competition between the banks in the supply of mobile payment services for iPhones,” the regulator »

Maxing out on mobile performance

Maxing out on mobile performance

Which of these two tasks is more likely to exceed the limits of your smartphone: checking your account balance on the HSBC app, or playing Angry Birds 2? GameBench makes it easy to discover the answer with just five minutes of testing on each application, and the results are surprising. App vs. Game Comparing a »

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

If you read recent customer reviews of banking apps, or the latest rankings published by tech blogs, then you will probably agree with the following sentiment: A good banking app doesn’t necessarily do more than a bad one, but it does things better. This idea that app quality is about finesse as much as function »

The QA expert interview: Dale Bulmer, Markit

Data is the fuel for financial markets. Since its launch in 2003, Markit has grown to challenge the leading suppliers, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in its core markets, such as credit benchmarks. We met up with Dale Bulmer to discuss the key trends in mobile, security and vendor risk management, and how those trends translate »

Perfecto raises $35m to grow product range

Perfecto Mobile, The Boston-based provider of testing services for mobile app developers, has raised $35 million that it will use to expand its products and build out its sales staff. The investment comes from Technology Crossover Ventures along with existing Perfecto investors FTV Capital, Carmel Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners and Vertex Ventures. In particular, Perfecto »

Company and product news briefs

Larry Schmidlin, former vice president of technology at Wells Fargo, has joined Appvance, the California-based test automation specialist, as vice president of engineering. Schmidlin told QA Financial that his experience working on the buy side of software has made him aware of the efficiencies banks and other financial firms can achieve with automated testing. “These »