17 reasons why TestFairy is better

So why is TestFairy better than all the others? We keep getting questions about the competition and where exactly TestFairy is better, and the fact is we have some great answers. Here are some of them.

1. TestFairy provides videos that show what exactly happened on the client side while the app was tested. Every screen and every touch is recorded, with no exception. Most Testing tools focus on sending apps to testers and finish their work once the tester installed the app. At TestFairy, we think that this is where the fun starts and this is where we can help you get more value from your current testing process. Instead of waiting for a feedback or for a crash, why don’t you see what your testers are doing and learn from their behavior?

2. TestFairy works both for Android and iOS. On Android, there is no need in any integration or any sdk. All the integration is done automatically in real time on the platform. The developer does not need to do *anything*.

3. TestFairy works on any Android or iOS device in any version, no root access is needed, no cables, no hacking and no cracking. On iOS, all versions are supported including iOS7 and iOS6, on Android all versions are supported starting Android 2.2 (api 8)

4. TestFairy does not *require* testers to download a testers app or open an account. We do offer a testers app and a testers mobile dashboard, however these are optional for testers who want or need to be more involved in the testing process, report bugs and browser through version history. If your tester is a beginner and simply wants to get the app, all they need to do is click on the link they got by email and get the app. Testers can also get your app from our community pages, landing pages that are automatically created for every app in the system.

5. TestFairy provides detailed internal metrics such as memory, CPU, memory, network, GPS, OpenGL, mobile reception, wifi, satellite reception, logs, crash reports and a lot more.

6. TestFairy provides detailed coverage reports that can help you understand which parts of your app were tested, so you can understand how good your testing is.

7. TestFairy provides heatmaps that can help you understand how your users have been using your app.

8. TestFairy provides detailed reports that can help you understand how much time every tester used your app, how much time your testers spent on every device and a lot more. This allows you to better manage your testing team according to your priorities and budget.

9. TestFairy provides visual analysis reports that show how a given screen (activity/fragment) looks on every device that was tested.

10. TestFairy has open APIs that allow you to integrate the service directly from your IDE or CI with our Gradle plugin for IntelliJ, Android Studio, NetBeans or Jenkins. In case it helps, you can also use our command line uploader  and develop your own plugin.

11. TestFairy has an API that allows you to download all the raw data that was collected during testing, in case you wish to process this data in your BI systems.

12. TestFairy collects all the logs on the devices and uploads them automatically to your account so you can easily debug errors from the field without asking the testers help in extracting those logs.

13. TestFairy collects all the crash reports that occurred during testing and allows you to upload them automatically to JIRA, Github Issues or Bugzilla (Asana, Pivotal Tracker, QC coming soon) with all the information collected during that test, just to make that crash report more meaningful, just to help you fix your bugs faster and better.

14. TestFairy allows you to mark specific areas in your app as “sensitive” so those areas such as credit cards, passwords, ssn# and others will not be recorded.

15. With TestFairy you know who is running every test, so you can contact your tester and ask him to repeat the test or provide more feedback. If you prefer to run anonymous tests, that optional is available.

16. With TestFairy you can see a list of your testers and know which device they are using, and which version of your app they have installed.

17. TestFairy has a Playground that helps some of our customers to recruit testers for their apps, and provides the Playground feature for premium customers such as large organizations or accelerators who wish to publish all their apps in one place.

Do you need more? Give it a try, you are going to love it. Signup now at testfairy.com


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