Greg Avola is the CTO, developer, and cofounder of Untappd, the popular social beer network. In this interview, Greg discusses fast-paced mobile development, crowdsourced testing, and new testing tools that can help you navigate many different mobile platforms.
In the fragmentation game, mobile devices have now claimed first place over the browsers. Android is scoring most of the fragmentation points for the team, but iOS isn't just standing idly by. While automated testing is a natural part of most modern software projects, it is currently not implemented on many mobile projects. Jonas Maturana Larsen and his company, LessPainful, are working to change this. Jonas introduces the BDD-framework Cucumber and shows how to use it to ease the pain of testing mobile applications across different devices, manufacturers, screen sizes, and Android versions. Drawing from his experiences working on Android projects for clients, Jonas shares war stories, highlighting some of the nasty quirks his team has encountered in Android OS.