October 2021 Product Update

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The October 2021 release contains improvements to Kobiton’s cleanup policy and introduces two accessibility assertions aimed at making accessibility testing on iOS native devices easier. Keep reading to check out a list of all the changes our October release offers.

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Cleanup Policy Updates

Back in July 2021, we changed our cleanup policy to apply to teams rather than just the org, but we’ve added a few details to simplify the process and give you more customizable options.

You’ll be able to create a policy and set it as the default policy. With a default policy in place, you’ll know that any new teams created will automatically inherit an approved policy from the start.

We’ve also made some UX/UI improvements, including the addition of a text field to thoroughly explain the policy. Policies can be searched by policy name and team name.

Device Bundle Updates

For broader test coverage, we’ve updated our device testing bundles with the NOVA Recommended Devices which will suggest the devices that are currently online at the time you trigger your test. Once you select the devices you’d like to test on, the test will run as usual, but you’ll know that your test will run on the devices that are available.

iOS Accessibility Assertions

To help make applications available to everyone, we are releasing a series of accessibility assertions aimed at easing accessibility testing and making it a part of every release cycle. Along with Android native, we’ve added color contrast and touch target for iOS native.

Search List Enhancements

Find the test results you need faster. To sessions, we’ve added the ability to create detailed search criteria, save it, and reuse the same search at a later time.

Figma Integration UI Enhancements

Our Figma integration’s UI got an update! The feature will now be split into two views, where you can choose an imported Figma image and a pop-up screen to compare the two. Additionally, we have increased the size of the comparison feature to make sure visual details are clear.

Local Image Comparison

Not a Figma user? No problem! We’ve also made image comparison available to non-Figma users by allowing comparison images to be uploaded from your computer.

DLM Updates

Customizable login message

Got a message you need everyone in your org to see? For those on a private Kobiton portal, you’ll be able to set customizable login messages to display for all users in your organization.

Rename Application by Version

With the need to test different versions of the same app,  the application repository often has various versions of the same application- when they are all named the same, it’s easy to confuse one version of an app for another. It can get confusing to know for sure you’ve grabbed the version you intended to test. So, to ease any confusion, you’ll now be able to rename applications and easily identify which version to launch.

A new UI to the apps repository includes the ability to adjust text and style on the portal and a device filter list to narrow down by additional options.

Added Version Support

To broaden your test coverage we’ve added the following device support: 

  • iOS 15
  • iOS 15.1 beta
  • 15 beta 8 w/ Xcode 13 beta 5
  • Android 12 beta 4.1

Wrapping Up

We are excited about the new features and enhancements introduced in the October release. With this release, as with all others, we aim to deliver an easy-to-use, robust, and resilient testing tool. Because testing is a comprehensive process and different from company to company, improving the UI experience allows for a better testing experience to control how you test- in a safe and reliable environment. 

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