Posted on 12/11/2012 in uTest Stuff
by Stanton Champion
Yesterday we told you a little bit about some of Apphance’s new features, and the response has been fantastic so far. Now we have a great opportunity to show Apphance to you live in person, if you live in the New York City area.
This Thursday December 13th, uTest is partnering with Samsung to offer a hands on workshop from 6-10pm at the Samsung Developers Office Hours NYC. I’ll be there to conduct a 60-minute workshop about Apphance and talk about how mobile developers are using it to launch higher-quality Android apps. In addition, a few members of the uTest team will be there to discuss our in-the-wild testing services.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how Apphance works, see it in action, or find out how easy it is to get it working with your own app, join us for this live workshop.
We hope to see you there!
Posted on 04/11/2012 in Testing - Mobile Apps
by Ken Hsu
While we still don’t have flying cars or ubiquitous personal jet-packs, the future is constantly bearing down on us when it comes to new mobile display technology. This week, Samsung seems a step closer to unveiling its flexible AMOLED display after officially giving it a name. An “unbreakable” smartphone screen? If that doesn’t scream “the future is here!”, I don’t know what does.
Samsung has already applied to copyright the name “Youm”, complete with logo, with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
News of the technology was first posted from The Verge, sourced from a new Samsung Korea Mobile Display page, where it teases us with the words, thinner, lighter and unbreakable. Comparing its new bendable AMOLED technology to traditional LCD and OLED displays, Samsung explains how it uses film instead of glass thus giving it that flexible quality.
Of course Samsung is not the only manufacturer working on a flexible display. LG recently unveiled its own bendable E-Paper Display claiming it would revolutionize the eBook market. LG’s EPD technology could debut as early as May.
While announcing an official name is certainly a step in the right direction, we’re still no closer to knowing exactly when the Youm flexible AMOLED displays will appear. However there have already been reports that Samsung’s Liquavista electrowetting displays are coming in 2013. So as it would seem, flying cars are taking a backseat to the new display technologies coming out soon. What are your thoughts on Samsung’s Youm flexible displays? Would flexible displays change mobile apps and testing? Let us know with your comments.
Posted on 11/03/2010 in Start-Up Stuff
, uTest Stuff
by Jennifer Moebius
While social media is uber-important to us here at uTest, it plays a huge role when building any successful online community or crowdsourcing business model. The social web has led to a dramatic increase in online platforms that solve real business problems and enable social and business connections.
With all that in mind, uTest — along with HP, Dell, Microsoft, AT&T, FedEx, JetBlue, Samsung and others — was among the very first businesses to showcase their products on LinkedIn’s new Company Product Pages (launched yesterday 11/2/10).
LinkedIn has more than 80 million members worldwide and launched Company Pages to make it easier for businesses to engage with all these professionals with a dynamic, content-rich profile of record. In addition to product and service recommendations, businesses can display videos, featured product information and targeted ads on their Company Pages to drive engagement and interaction.
It’s still in the works, but check out our company services page here and recommend us if you feel inclined!
(And be sure to Follow Us On LinkedIn – it’s the only way into the ‘in crowd’ .)
Posted on 10/11/2010 in Tester Community
, Testing - Mobile Apps
by Mike Brown
Walmart just confirmed that it will begin selling the iPad in stores this Friday. On this news, we can say without hyperbole that everyone in the world will soon own a tablet device. But will they all buy iPads?
Probably not. In fact, several iPad rivals are getting decent play with the press, consumers and our very own tester community. We recently asked our testers and Facebook fans which of the new tablet devices they would most likely purchase as part of our weekly What Do uThink series. Here were the results:
- iPad (Apple): 47%
- Playbook (Blackberry): 24%
- Galaxy (Samsung): 15%
- Not purchasing a tablet: 15%
Okay, so maybe not everyone will purchase a tablet device. We even included the HP Slate, the ICD Vega, the Dell Streak and NAV9, but none of those devices received votes. Even so, it’s nice to know you have some options.
So if you’re still on fence about which tablet device you’ll be taking home, here are a few demo videos that might sway your decision: