Currently Innovative Software Engineering has been been working with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to develop a mobile app to provide support and information to pregnant women and their families experiencing major complications during pregnancy. The project, called Preparing Heart and Mind, will feature evidence-based content developed through research conducted by Dr. Anne McKechnie, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Karen Pridham, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, as well as other relevant sources.
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It's the most wonderful time of the year, when new versions of our favorite mobile operating systems are released! iOS 10 started rolling out to devices everywhere on Tuesday 9/13, while Android 7.0 Nougat has been available officially since 8/23, and is rolling out gradually to Nexus and other recent Android devices as always.
If you've not kept up to date on what this means for your mobile apps, don't panic. With only a little effort you can make sure your apps are solid on updated devices everywhere.
And that’s a wrap! The 2016 ISE Coding Garage ended with presentations and awards last week, but it’s just the beginning for some of these talented students. This year’s 9-week program, saw 21 participants, all creating their own Android apps.
Like it or not, developing mobile apps is no longer the wild west - domain of startups, dorm dwellers and cowboy coders. It's a professional business with enterprise grade infrastructure and continuous integration and delivery systems. One part of this that has really taken off is automated functional testing, also known as UI testing, and often discussed as part of the practice of Behavior Driven Development. Android and iOS now both have their own bundled frameworks for performing this testing, as well as other alternatives such as Calabash.
One question that has plagued owners and managers is, "Is automated functional testing really worth the investment?"