Mobile apps have brought a whole new set of challenges when it comes to testing, fast paced development cycles with multiple releases per week, multiple app technologies and development platforms to support, tons of devices and form factors, and additional pressure from enterprise and consumers less patient with low quality apps. With these new challenges, come a new set of mistakes testers can make.  Fred has worked with dozens of mobile test teams to help them avoid common traps when building test automation for mobile apps and would like to share some best practices that are useful to starting with mobile test automation. Fred will bring some real stories and struggles and show you how small changes in process made these mobile apps 10 times more reliable!   Mobile test automation can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t get it right from the start. These industry best practices will help you get started quickly and correctly.

  • Learn when, what and where to automate
  • Understand how to building testability in a mobile app
  • Discover how to automate the automation
  • Practice mixing and matching performance testing and functional testing


Fred Beringer, SOASTA

Fred Beringer was Software Testing Director for Experian where he built and led a worldwide organization responsible for testing all existing and new products within the Experian Decision Analytics portfolio. While at Experian, Fred introduced Cloud Testing to his team while also helping the overall development organization transition to agile methodologies. Throughout his career, working for IBM and Experian, Fred has driven strategic projects around data replication for Big Data customers, business intelligence, performance testing, cloud computing, cloud testing and open source. Today, Fred is VP Product at SOASTA helping customers get started with mobile test automation.