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Microsoft has announced the end of life (EOL) support for the HockeyApp product.

As a follow up, Sauce Labs RDC support for HockeyApp will end on November 16, 2019. Same day as the official EOL date set by Microsoft.

Microsoft App Center, is a replacement for HockeyApp, we will be supporting this functionality on Real Devices. 

How does this affect Sauce Labs users?

Users will no longer be able to connect HockeyApp to Sauce Labs, below is how it works today: 

Hockey App Flow


What will users have to do to prepare for this change?

  1. Please migrate apps in HockeyApp to Microsoft App Center, details are available here https://hockeyapp.net/transition/

  2. You can then select the new option for App Center in our UI



Appium 1.15.0 now available on Real Device Cloud

We are happy to announce that Appium 1.15.0 is now available on Real Device Cloud. 

You can check the release notes of Appium 1.15.0 here:  https://github.com/appium/appium/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

Running Test on iOS 13

Please notice: This version of Appium is the only one that will work on iOS 13 devices. Please make sure you are specifying this version in your tests when testing on iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 devices.


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud


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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Safari 13 on Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra, as we continue to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications.

Here is an example of the desired capabilities in Java using Selenium and W3C:

MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();
SafariOptions browserOptions = new SafariOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "macOS 10.13");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "13.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


Our 
Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing!

Dear Sauce User,

As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Chrome v69.0.3497.100 and Google Play Services v16.0.89. This update is supported on Android 7.1 Google API Emulators.

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager, Emulators and Simulators


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Chrome 77: Now Available on Sauce Labs!

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Hello Sauce user!

We are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Chrome 77 on both Mac OS and Windows operating systems. Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Spice it up a little with the desired capabilities in Node.js, as an example:

var capabilities = {
    "browserName": 'chrome',
    "browserVersion": '77.0',
    "platformName": 'Windows 10',
    "sauce:options": {
    }
}


As always, we are here to help and support our users with their testing needs. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions, concerns or comments.

Happy Testing,

Annie Thornton

Product Owner, Cross Browser Testing

As of today the following iOS versions are available on Real Devices Cloud:

  • iOS 13 GM (Golden Master) 
  • iOS 13.1 Beta 2

You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products for the next iteration of iOS on selected devices, enabled on both our European and US datacenters.


Please notice, as per every beta release of iOS there may be unexpected bugs and issues. 
Should you encounter any issue, we encourage to get in touch as soon as possible with us.


Happy Testing!


Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Device Cloud

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Android Virtual USB: New client version available

We are happy to announce that a new client for SauceLabs' Android Virtual USB has been released (v. 1.6)

The new client brings several bug-fixes and performance improvements, including a fix to the usage of proxies with the virtual USB client.
Although this new version presents no known breaking changes, we do highly recommend to update the client used on your machine or your pipelines as soon as possible.

Please also notice that we are also discontinuing support for any Virtual USB client prior to version 1.4


You can find the link to the new client and relative changelog here:

Download Page for Virtual USB Client


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone


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Firefox 69: Now Available on Sauce Labs!

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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Firefox 69 on both Mac OS and Windows operating systems, as we continue to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications.


Here is an example of the desired capabilities in Java on a Windows 10 machine using Selenium:


DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.firefox();
caps.setCapability("platform", "Windows 10");
caps.setCapability("version", "69.0");


Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing!

Android 10: Now available on Real Device Cloud

As of today Android 10 is available on the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud.


You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products for the next iteration of Android on selected devices, enabled on both our European and US data centers.
Should you encounter any issue, we encourage to get in touch as soon as possible with us.


Happy Testing!


Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Device Cloud


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Dear Sauce user,

As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports the Samsung Galaxy S9 WQHD, Samsung Galaxy S9 FHD and Samsung Galaxy S9 HD. This update is supported on Android 9.0.

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys


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In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for the following components and Appium versions on Sauce Real Device Cloud:


Appium Versions

  • 1.8.0
  • 1.8.1
  • 1.10.1

We recommend upgrading as soon as possible to the latest Appium Release, 1.14.0


Components

  • iOS 9 Devices (EU and US Datacenter)
  • Android 5.0 Devices (EU and US Datacenter)

End of Support: August 30th 2019


We made this decision due to reduced market share of these versions, along with diminished usage by our customers. We will be also expanding our device catalog to include more major and minor versions of Android and iOS, including newer releases such as iOS 13 and Android Q soon.


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager


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As of today the following iOS versions are available on Real Device Cloud:

  • iOS 13 Beta 6
  • iPad OS 13 Beta 6

You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products for the next iteration of iOS on selected devices.

Please notice, as per every beta release of iOS there may be unexpected bugs and issues. Should you encounter any issue, we encourage to get in touch as soon as possible with us.

Happy Testing!


Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Device Cloud

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We are happy to announce that you can now use biometric authentication via Face ID or Touch ID in your Live App tests on Real Devices. 


More documentation and information on this capability can be found in Face ID/Touch ID (Biometric Authentication) in Live Mobile App Testing on Real Devices

Please notice: This feature is compatible only with iOS Devices. We are working to support Android's Fingerprint soon.


Happy Testing!

Chrome 76: Now Available on Sauce Labs!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce the official support of Chrome 76 as we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications. This update is supported on both Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing!!



We have made available a new version (1.8) of our test runner for the Real Devices Cloud

arrow-down-circle SauceLabs Test Runner 1.8


What's new:

  • Updated support for Java 9 to 12

More info:
Using RDC Runner to test with Espresso on Android

Using RDC Runner to test with XCUITest on iOS


Please make sure to upgrade this as soon as possible, in order to benefit from the latest improvements and bug-fixes.


Happy testing!

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