Testbirds Testing Platform Nest

Test websites, apps or Internet of Things devices with the help of our innovative testing platform: The Nest.

A platform to execute all your tests

Testbirds offers a dedicated testing platform to manage all your tests – the Nest. Whether it is Managed or Self-Service – with the Nest you have the opportunity to test your digital products such as apps, websites & IoT devices.

Testing with our platform – Your benefits

Easily execute your crowd tests to optimise QA and UX of your digital product.

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Real world testing with over 400,000 available crowdtesters

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Real device tests with over 900,000 devices from real end users – directly at your fingertips

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Highest data security with testing environments completely developed by Testbirds and hosted only in Germany.

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Functional and UX tests performed by your target group

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No operational blindness due to unbiased feedback from our digital testing experts in the crowd

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High quality standards and a client satisfaction rating of 9.2 out of 10

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Take the quality of your applications to the next level!

Crowdtesting: Start your QA or UX test today

Anytime and anywhere – The Nest offers you full flexibility for your self-service projects. Use BirdCoins, our credit based system, to select the type of test you want to perform and start your first QA or UX project.

1 | Buy BirdCoins

BirdCoins are your currency in our flexible test environment. Set up a Nest account, log in and buy BirdCoins.

2 | Select the type of test

Select from 20+ different testing services in the Quality Assurance, Usability & UX and our Testbirds Exclusives categories.

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3 | Start testing

Our crowd consisting of 400,000+ digital experts immediately starts working – und you get your results in real-time.

Crowdtesting at its best

Test and optimise your websites, apps, games, chatbots and Internet of things applications with the help of our innovative services

Nest Tweets – new testing features in short form

We continually optimise our platform by implementing further QA and UX developments. You can find an overview on all the new features we have implemented in the Nest for you below:

AUG 2019
Crowdtesting

  • New theming feature for Bring-Your-Own-Crowd™
  • New category of devices added: Smart Speaker/Display – now testers can add their Alexa, HomePod or other similar devices

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Device templates for iOS and Android devices added
  • Real Devices
    • Updated GRDN device view top-bar – now in line with the VM view

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JUL 2019
General

  • Updated VM creator
  • GRDN interaction improvements
  • Recent browser configurations
  • Design and technology update for the profile menu and for notifications

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Added automatic browser maximization and URL loading for browser testing on desktop
    • Reorganization and extension of Testbirds’ custom Selenium capabilities
    • Added latest Windows 10 and Firefox versions
  • Real Devices
    • Beta version of video recordings on real devices implemented
    • Improved the order and filtering capabilities in the list of available devices
    • Increased permission checking mechanism for app installation and usage on Android

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JUN 2019
General

  • Custom browser configuration feature released
  • Disconnect faster from a GRDN device
  • Main navigation updated to new icons and technology
  • Added default skins for GRDN devices and the device information
  • Disable/enable Payments feature for our BYOC service

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Reduced VNC stream buffer delays significantly
    • Introduced custom configurations for browser testing sessions
    • Added session ID remapping to guarantee unified ID syntax with multiple Selenium nodes
  • Real Devices
    • Added measure to not charge remaining minutes balance after device crash
    • Reduced time until device will be freed again if connection has been closed accidentally
    • Improved detectability of devices not supporting test automation

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MAY 2019
General

  • Improved the loading and waiting screens for GRDN
  • Added a new loading/shimmer interface for Virtual and Real Devices
  • Improvements to the Cloud Dashboard to better understand Virtual/Real Devices
  • Improved error messages for VMs and Real devices
  • Launched browser testing feature with predefined browsers
  • Added the new Virtual/Real full screen view as the default view

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Through a pool of predefined VMs, the browser testing VMs are now ready instantaneously
    • The orientation capability does now properly work for Android and iOS
  • Real Devices
    • The video streaming quality of the device view was improved
    • A new Enterprise trial can be accessed after contacting us, to try out Appium automation on iOS devices

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APRIL 2019
General

  • Frontend validation for registration forms
  • Usability improvements for the machine view: Start and stop recording transitions, handling the stopping of the recording better
  • Main menu categories update for the Device Cloud section of the Nest
  • Error pages (404, 403, 500) updated
  • Operating system icon in the Real Devices list
  • Upload APK feature emphasis in the filter section for the Real Devices list

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Updated Selenium to version 3.14
    • Updated Chrome and Firefox to provide latest versions
    • Introduced trimmed Android skin to improve emulator performance
  • Real Devices
    • Added dedicated Android devices for GRDN trials
    • Improved video stream quality on Android
    • Reduced feedback time of checking whether a device is qualified for automated testing

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MARCH 2019
General

  • Added features to the Device Cloud noVNC viewer
    • Preselect resolution
    • Enable beta version for users
    • Added machine details
    • Added machine media files functionality
    • Record videos functionality
    • Toolbox actions for mobile devices

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Improved separation of trial and customer VMs
    • Extended VM ordering process to use snapshots
  • Real Devices
    • Improved video stream quality on iOS
    • Added iOS 12 support for on premise installations
    • Implemented first version of video recording on real devices

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FEBRUARY 2019
General

  • Internal alpha version release for Device Cloud noVNC viewer

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Released Windows 10 1809 update
    • Installed .NET Framework 3.5 on all Windows 8 & 10 versions
    • Updated on-premise setup to support most current macOS version
  • Real Devices
    • Released new version of the Android Connect app
    • Added sideloading prevention on GRDN devices
    • Improved hideaway logic for apps blocked by device contributors

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JANUARY 2019
General

  • Option to upload an APK file to a real device
  • Visual improvements and interactions
  • Fixed guiding info on the dashboard for a new client

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Improved keyboard inputs on Android emulators
    • Fixed mouse pointer issues on most current macOS
    • Further steps in realizing Selenium cloud proxy (which can be integrated as remote WebDriver into automated tests directly), namely user identity handling
  • Real Devices
    • Integrated Firebase for better crowd support and device monitoring by tracing stability metrics, stacktraces, device usage, etc.
    • Improved stability of device-backend-communication
    • Extension of GRDN documentation

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DECEMBER 2018
General

  • Added chatbot service
  • Launchpad (dropdown user switcher) for the Nest signup pages and for the Nest
  • Static content for the Nest signup pages
  • Fallback Nest login
  • Changing context services in the Nest

Device Cloud

  • Real devices
    • Improved data model to reflect device attributes and specifics more accurately
  • General
    • Improved service management which allows more detailed insights into running services (e.g. Selenium nodes) on our VMs
    • Improved device and session expiration timeout handling
    • Detection of aborted test cases to improve handling of subsequent test cases
    • Integration of new WebVNC version including several bug fixes, improved web view performance, better special character and keyboard support

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NOVEMBER 2018

General

  • Small fixes and improvements on Device Cloud virtual machines
  • Remember me functionality activated by default
  • Data country prefilled in the invoice

Device Cloud

  • Real devices
    • Improved device clean-up on iOS devices
    • Enhanced test session monitoring and accounting
    • Upgraded app to Android 9.0

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OCTOBER 2018
General

  • Advanced filters on GRDN dashboard list
  • Improved VAT validation
  • Download a specific recording on the video recording list

Device Cloud

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SEPTEMBER 2018
General

  • Client users can now take notes in the Nest
  • Improvement of the media files page, corrected pagination, file status label

Device Cloud

  • New Device Cloud packages with unlimited automation minutes and real devices also in smaller packages
  • New design for the Device Cloud packages page
  • We created new tutorials on using the TeCh API and the TeCh Selenium Proxy in our documentation
  • Videos and screenshots are automatically deleted after 30 days and videos are limited to one hour per single video

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AUGUST 2018
General

  • Invoices/Payments
    • If a coupon was applied, the discount is shown within the invoice

Crowdtesting

  • Crowdtesting: Faster process of buying BirdCoins when being within Self-Service form. Now you get directly to the order detail page with the missing amount of BirdCoins pre-selected. After successful payment you get referred back to the Self-Service which was created before. Finally, you can submit the Self-Service form for the quality check of our project managers.

Device Cloud

  • Virtual Machines and Emulators can now be recorded on video, either by using the record button on the viewer or in automated tests
  • To use video recording in automated tests, please upgrade the TeCh Selenium Proxy (Changelog) or TeCh API (Changelog) to the latest version
  • A new media section shows downloaded screenshots from VMs and emulators as well as manual or automatically recorded videos.
    • Filter by media type
    • Search by VM name
    • Order by newest/oldest VMs
  • Real devices
    • Improved naming of Real Devices: The new device names are easier to understand and more unified.

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JULY 2018
General

  • Accept the permission to get personalised offers by us on the email subscription page. If you agree – we’ll sent you personalised BirdCoin offers, free trials and exclusive event invitations via email.
  • New payment method: on account/invoice. BirdCoins or Device Cloud packages can be bought by invoice. We trust our clients to pay their bill within 14 days, therefore the BirdCoins or Device Cloud package is directly available after purchase! The purchaser will receive the order confirmation and the invoice as PDF via email. Additionally, the invoice PDF is also sent to the invoice email address.
  • Client Admin profile: Super admins can now block other admins without the need to enter invoice address.

Crowdtesting

  • Test – Bug List: Search/filter for bugs by “created date”. Use greater and less options to use for a time frame. Use the format YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM or the shown one in the column of the created date.

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Our TeCh API for Java has been upgraded to use Selenium 3.11 by default without any further configuration, but it now also requires Java 8 to run. Read more in our API changelog.
    • Similarly, we also released the TeCh Selenium Proxy with Selenium 3.11 enabled by default and now also requiring Java 8 instead of 7. Read more in our Selenium Proxy changelog.
    • You can continue to use previous versions in case you need support for Selenium 2 or Java <8. Please let us know if you can’t upgrade.
  • Real devices
    • Easily copy & paste text from the local desktop into the real device. To paste the device don’t forget to click on the input field within the real device and hold it until the context menu appears to allow pasting the text.
    • Disconnecting a device will only last 5sec.

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JUNE 2018
Crowdtesting

  • Manage your team within a crowdtest! A client admin account can now add or remove members from a crowdtest of the existing team. If a team member does not have an account yet, just go to the team page to create an account and then add this person to the test.

Device Cloud

  • General
    • Selenium 3.11 is now used if seleniumVersion=3 is specified in the ini. It is also compatible to older client drivers, so there is no need to upgrade to a Selenium 3.11 client.
    • Improved Android skins and newer Android versions are now available for emulated Android devices.
      Further improved the stability of emulated iOS devices.
  • Real devices
    • Rotate a device or re-size it to fit in your screen. Both features make it possible to use a real device much more easily. Sometimes the options are disabled due to the device or the app not supporting this functionality.

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MAY 2018

General

  • Please agree to our new privacy notice after you have logged in
  • Further smaller UX improvements on the dashboard

Crowdtesting

  • By scrolling down the crowd tests on the dashboard, more tests are shown (before it was limited to the last 10 tests)

Device Cloud

  • The TestChameleon™ Selenium Proxy is now released in version 0.9.5. The changes are listed in the Changelog.
  • We now support Russian and Hungarian keyboard layouts on Windows and Mac OS X VMs.
  • Newer iOS device models have been added to our list of supported devices.
  • Windows 10 1803 and other updated software versions are now available.

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APRIL 2018

General

  • Payments – invoices:
    • Download your invoices for each done payment, also on recurring contracts via top menu > orders.
    • Each invoice includes now the concrete name of the order item, e.g. “Your crowd order: 100 BirdCoins one-off”.

Device Cloud

  • General:
    • Simulated iOS devices: iOS version 9 to 11 are now available with an improved look and feel.
    • Selenium test automation: Version 0.9.4 is out with improved VM management and timeout settings.
      See https://confluence.testbirds.com/display/TED/Setup from our documentation for details.
  • Real Devices:
    • Dashboard shows now an improved and great looking version of the real device list.
    • Overview list: The filter for state selection “available” includes now also Real Devices, which are used within your team.
    • Real device view:
      • Take a screenshot of the current device view, e.g. when you found a bug, you can download the screenshot of it easily. Please note: you must allow a pop up to get redirected to the image. The image itself must be downloaded to your own device separately.
      • In case a tester contributed the device without time limitations, a client can see this by the info “unlimited” on the top right corner.

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MARCH 2018

General

  • Dashboard – tab Device Cloud: View the new design for your running virtual machines to understand the state and use actions in a clearer way
  • Team page: Create much faster accounts for your colleagues – click one button “create member” to add an external/internal member

Device Cloud

  • Real Devices: Viewing a real device has a new layout for intuitive usage of the device including the functionality to shake a device! Just make sure, you know in which app the shake gesture can be applied.
  • Mac OS X VMs: New generation of improved VM images, supporting OS versions 10.10 “Yosemite” up to the current release 10.13 “High Sierra”

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FEBRUARY 2018
General

  • Buy your BirdCoins using Klarna (former known as Sofort transfer) an online bank transfer system. Available to clients in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain
  • New card layout in your Dashboard provides you a better overview on your running tests

Crowdtesting

  • View in your test overview which members of your team have access to the test
  • Optimisation of service overview view

Device Cloud

  • Connect to a real device while your automated test runs and watch the test cases executing

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JANUARY 2018
Crowdtesting

  • Find easily the service for your current needs with the new service recommendation on your dashboard
  • You can now buy just a min of 25 BirdCoins!
  • Select a tester based on a tester province in your Self-Service Crowdtest!
  • Bug Tracking Light – manage your bugs within your team after the Crowdtest is done. Just assign bugs to your developer to fix the issue and set it to “done” – no external bug tracking tool needed

Device Cloud

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