FAQs About SmartBear Solutions for Mobile Software Development and Testing
Q: Do I need to learn Agile development methods to use SmartBear software?
A: No, SmartBear software works with all development and testing methodologies.
Q: Mobile software is a very specific market segment. Can SmartBear’s products really meet our unique needs?
A: Yes. SmartBear software products are standards-based, work with both Agile and other development methodologies and can be applied to all types of software development projects, including mobile.
Q: Time to market is critical in the mobile market. Can SmartBear solutions really make a difference?
A: Definitely. Improving the speed of software development and testing is the basis of Agile development methodologies and SmartBear’s portfolio. Many development teams credit the automated testing capabilities of TestComplete for enabling them to get their products to market much more quickly and at a much lower cost, increasing customer satisfaction considerably. And that’s just one of the many ways SmartBear products cut time to market while enhancing customer satisfaction and quality.
Q: Coordinating work between hardware and software developers is crucial in mobile. What can SmartBear do to help?
A: PeerReview Complete
, SmartBear’s solution for reviewing documents with peers, technical leads, and partners, provides a simple and efficient way to review and annotate design documents, requirements, validation plans, schematics and much more. It is particularly valuable to the mobile industry, where software and hardware teams can share the same document review tool and the same process, so details are centralized and never lost in translation.
Q: What mobile devices does AlertSite Mobile Monitoring support?
A: AlertSite supports all of the leading mobile operating systems—including Android, iOS and BlackBerry. It also supports many of the most popular smartphones and tablets from the world’s major manufacturers.
Q: Can I use ALMComplete to manage mobile software development projects?
A: Yes. SmartBear designed ALMComplete to support all types of software development, including mobile. In fact, for fast-moving mobile development, using an end-to-end solution such as ALMComplete to manage all components of the software development lifecycle in both Agile and non-Agile environments, will save you time, money and frustration.
Q: Does CodeCollaborator support popular mobile integrated development environments (IDE) such as Visual Studio and Eclipse?
A: You bet it does. Users of Eclipse-based development tools can use CodeCollaborator without leaving the IDE while enjoying ClearCase Remote Client support. Our Eclipse Plug-in enables you to compare file versions, enter comments and defects, view action items, upload files with version control integration, and lots more. And it’s easy to create a review or add files to a review from CodeCollaborator’s Visual Studio Solution Explorer, which supports Visual Studio 2005 and higher.