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Testbirds webinar with Deutsche Telekom: How professional testing can improve the world of IoT

Oct 17, 2017 | Webinars, QA, Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is well under way to become a really big thing: newspapers publish articles about IoT more and more frequently, people talk about their newest IoT product and how they recognize that IoT products enter our daily lives. Testbirds also already talked about the exciting field of IoT within an article on our Testbirds Blog. Last time, we gave a short overview about IoT in general and why it is important to test IoT products properly by using crowdtesting. Today, we want to add some interesting and remarkable numbers and statistics about the Internet of Things:

  • Ericsson predicts that, in 2018, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to surpass mobile devices
  • Intel forecasts 200 billion connected devices by 2020
  • The business insider writes that global manufacturers will invest $70 billion on IoT solutions in 2020. That is up from $29 billion in 2015
  • The consultancy company IDC is convinced that from 28.3 million wearable devices sold in 2016, the number will increase to 82.5 million in 2020 – which is a 31 percent growth.
  • Statista estimates a industry wide spent of more than 2,924 billion US Dollars for Internet of Things endpoints.
  • $737 billion – that is the amount of money which was spent in 2016 on the IoT across markets. This number will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020 says IDC
  • According to GE, the IoT will add $10 to $15 trillion to worldwide GDP growth by 2030. That is the equivalent of China’s entire current economy
  • By 2020, 75 percent of new cars will come with built-in IoT connectivity, a prediction made by Business Insider
  • The last fact is something “out of the box”: Usually, when talking about IoT it is all about how much money will be spent on it. But there is one example how money can be saved by the aid of IoT. The city of Barcelona saves $37 million a year by having installed smart lighting. Furthermore, the city’s many IoT initiatives have created 47,000 new jobs

These are just some facts to illustrate the huge impact IoT products are having right now and will have in the near future. However, we at Testbirds don’t just talk about IoT, we professionally test our clients’ IoT products.
After having successfully finished a couple of different IoT tests, we now want to share our knowledge. To do so, together with Deutsche Telekom, we did a webinar about the various challenges of testing. In addition, we used a practical example by exploring a recent project with Telekom’s TV platform called “Entertain”. To get some first insights on the test, you can watch this client video with Michael Gater, Service Launch Manager of Deutsche Telekom. He will also be one of the trainers in the webinar and available to answer any questions you might have.

The session took place on the 26th of October at 2.30 pm CET/German time (1.30 pm GMT/UK time). It is relevant to everyone who works in QA and UX/Usability testing and is interested in testing IoT software and products.

Here’s a quick breakdown of this session’s content:

  • General introduction of the Internet of Things
  • Challenges in the market and software testing
  • Practical Example: Entertain (Telekom) regarding best practices, challenges, procedures and solutions
  • Questions and answers

So, if you want to learn how professional crowdtesting can improve the world of IoT, just watch the video.

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Felix Buchner

Felix Buchner

PR and Marketing Manager DACH

At night – at least in the summertime – one can see Felix cruising around Munich on his old Vespa, by day he jumps into everything related to Marketing and PR at Testbirds.

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Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

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