99tests offers a cloud-based, crowd-sourced testing platform where users can be anywhere in the world. Providing secure, simple, and convenient remote access was a key challenge.
Read the case study to see how the Akamai helped 99tests provide simple, secure access to their application.
Published By: Applause
Published Date: Jul 14, 2017
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THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE AND COMPLEXITY OF DIGITAL EXPERIENCES
Maintaining a strong digital presence is critical as digital experiences are now the front door for your brand. Websites,
mobile apps, and connected devices are all different ways for you to connect with your customers on a deeper level,
and foster a stronger relationship of trust and loyalty. While you now have a wide-open avenue to reach customers
more effectively, you also need to account for a whole new level of complexity, especially in the mobile space.
Millions of people can download the same mobile app and have entirely unique experiences. This is a result of how
fragmented the digital world has become. ScientiaMobile counted 45,000 different device profiles on the market
today, and estimates that this rate of fragmentation will only increase heading into the future.
On top of this variability is the wide range on contexts in which your customers can be relying on your mobile app
The goal of usability testing, simply put, is to make sure that a user can complete the tasks they are expected to
complete. Usability testing doesn’t test whether or not the functions of the application, website or connected device work correctly, but rather that a user intuitively understands how to perform these tasks — and how easy or difficult it was to do so.
With usability testing, “close enough” won’t cut it. A product may have a superior architecture, a great set of features, good performance, scalability and a number of other positive attributes. However, all of this effort is wasted if the user experience is inadequate. An application, website or connected device that is not user-friendly is just as bad
as a buggy version and can lead to diminished revenue, product abandonment or a total failure. An application with poor usability can also negatively affect a brand
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