The mobile world of apps and their platforms is growing at a dizzying speed. Consumers are now relying on mobile applications for many things, ranging from entertainment to relieve a long wait in the doctor’s office to accessing bank accounts while waiting in traffic. Smart phones and tablets are continuing to steadily draw attention away from computers to mobile devices. The phrase “there’s probably an app for that” is tossed around among thousands. With such a demanding market for new ideas and new uses for apps, developers and testers have to rush to catch up at a breakneck pace to stay afloat among the maelstrom of mobile growth.
Developers be ware – the demand is shifting quickly!
Along with this visible increase in usage of entertainment and utility applications, social networking apps have also taken their place among the top used tools among consumers. Flurry quantifies this dramatic increase in popularity, showing that networking apps such as Facebook, Path, and Scout are now rivaling the previous leader in time per active user – games. By running an in-depth analytics study about the various amount of app usage in various categories, Flurry has given developers a direction to follow. In this study, Flurry Analytics tracks more than 180,000 applications for more than 67,000 companies across iOS, Android, HTML5, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. The chart below shows the fastest growing app categories:
The categories in the chart above (provided by Flurry) shows the top five fastest growing categories in mobile apps over the last 6 months. By following the indications and results given in this study, developers now have their work cut out for them.
ZAP technologies is with you every step of the way. With our many testing solutions, including our most popular ZAP-fiX, mobile application testing has never been easier. ZAP-fiX grows to accommodate all of the new demands and changes in the market and puts an efficient, innovative, and responsive solution into the developers’ hands. ZAP-fiX has evolved, along with its features!
What’s new in ZAP-fiX 12 –
- New look
- Workbench for easy test object management for local or remote access
- HP Quality Center Integration
- ZAP ObjectConnector Engine
- OCR Tool for simplifying the process of test object recognition
- ZAP Mockup Viewer with full rotating and scaling support
- ZAP Instrumenter give the choice of jailbreaking or instrumenting
To view a full video describing the new features of ZAP-fiX 12, visit our Youtube channel here or click on the image below.