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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 Android 10 Google API Emulators. This update is supported on Appium 1.16.0.

The list of the devices supported are: 

  • Google Pixel 3 GoogleAPI Emulator

  • Google Pixel 3 XL GoogleAPI Emulator

  • Google Pixel 3a GoogleAPI Emulator

  • Google Pixel 3a XL GoogleAPI Emulator


This release of Android 10 also contains version 19.2.75 of google play services and version 74.0.3729.185 of Chrome. 

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


Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager


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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Microsoft Edge 79, 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:


Microsoft Edge 79 On Windows
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

EdgeOptions browserOptions = new EdgeOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "79.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);




Microsoft Edge 79 On Mac
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

EdgeOptions browserOptions = new EdgeOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "macOS 10.14");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "79.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


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

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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Firefox 72, 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:

Firefox 72
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
// Best to always use the latest version of the browser:
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "latest");

// Or you can name the browser explicitely:
// browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "72.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


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

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 has updated the Google Play Services version for the following Google API Android Emulator versions.

Android Version

Google Play Services Version

9.0

16.0.89

8.1

16.0.89

8.0

16.0.89

Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Chrome 79 , 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:

Chrome 79
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

ChromeOptions browserOptions = new ChromeOptions();
browserOptions.setExperimentalOption("w3c", true);
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
// Best to use "latest"
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "latest");
// or define version 79 
//browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "79.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


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

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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Firefox 71, 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:


Firefox 71
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
// Best to always use the latest version of the browser:
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "latest");

// Or you can name the browser explicitely:
// browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "71.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


Happy Testing!

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

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Dear Sauce user, 

Our product just keeps getting Saucier! To help you quickly find issues in your tests and release quality software faster, we are happy to announce an update to our tools. The Appium server log and iOS log are now available separately on saucelabs.com. This update is available to all customers currently using Simulators.

To view the changes please navigate to a test details page, click on the view logs tab and in the dropdown you will see ios-syslog.log available. The log is also available through the API.  The additional logs will only be available for testing moving forward and not retroactively. 


Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager

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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 Appium versions on Sauce Real Device Cloud:


Appium Versions

  • 1.8.0

  • 1.8.1

  • 1.9.1

  • 1.9.2-beta

  • 1.10.0

  • 1.10.1

  • 1.12.0

  • 1.13.0

  • 1.15.0-rc.1

We recommend upgrading as soon as possible to Appium Release, 1.15.0 and above


End of Support: December 20, 2019


Happy Testing!

Asaf Saar

Sr. Director of Product Management

App Center Integration

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To maximize your testing efficiency, our team works tirelessly to make sure App Center integration is ready for you to use. HockeyApp integration will no longer be available. Our newest API Integration for App Center allows you to view your latest app build distributed via App Center. After you complete a quick set up with Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud you can start testing your latest build from App Center. 

Getting Started

Get API token from App Center

To start the integration with Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud, you need to get API token from App Center. 

Follow these steps to generate the API token:

  1. Sign in to your App Center account 

  2. Go to account settings and API Tokens 

  3. Select ‘New API Token’ and Name it

  4. Generate and copy the token 

Sync your apps to Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud 

Follow these steps to sync your apps in Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud

  1. Log into app.testobject.com

  2. Create a new project/’App’

  3. Select ‘Auto-Update’

  4. Enter the API Token from App Center





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 iOS 13.0 Simulators. This update is supported on Appium 1.15.0This includes being able to test iPad OS.

Here is an example of selecting an iPad OS Simulator using java:

DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.iphone();

caps.setCapability("deviceName","iPad Pro (12.9 inch) Simulator");

caps.setCapability("deviceOrientation", "portrait");

caps.setCapability("platformVersion","13.0");

caps.setCapability("platformName", "iOS");

caps.setCapability("browserName", "Safari");


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


Happy Testing,

Alistair Heys

Product Manager

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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is happy to announce that we now support Chrome 78 and Firefox 70, 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:

Chrome 78
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

ChromeOptions browserOptions = new ChromeOptions();
browserOptions.setExperimentalOption("w3c", true);
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "78.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);




Firefox 70
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "70.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


Happy Testing!

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

HockeyApp End of Life: How to Prepare

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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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