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- Local App to help developers to unit test scenarios within the development environment.
- Ability to have location specific testing.
- Ability to create automated test cases and simulate the same.
- Ability to provide location services to the local app so that region-specific content can be tested on local machines.
- It's easy to use it to test web pages and applications for code error, adaptability, and responsiveness.
- It saves cost by eliminating the need to invest in computers and mobile devices.
- Great for cross platform browsing and it supports all the major browsers.
- The Chrome extension is useful for testing apps running locally.
- It uses a lot of system resources when in operation.
- It can be slow at times.
- It's pricey.
- Lots of devices available.
- Easy to manage.
- Transparent pricing plans.
- The price is huge compared to the competitor.
- Support resolution is a little bit slow even before COVID.
- Mobile devices are not available in all variants.
We also use this service for support and bug hunting purpose. It is not easy to check everything everywhere and when customers open a case we check the behaviour with BrowserStack and it helps us to dig the issue and to understand the severity. A Swiss Army knife for people who work with browsers.
- It provides multiple platforms and browsers and usually they are up to date with market versions.
- Real devices so test results are also real.
- BrowserStack is SOC2 certified and this helps companies to comply with security policies.
- Stability, it works and works well.
- Nice UI but this can't be objective.
- It's hard to find team subscription prices, we don't like when we must call sales.
- We would like to have the possibility to add custom devices or custom locations, for example may be useful to test from one of our devices from Australia.
Yes, this app is also very useful in the designing stage to understand how changes are rendered on different devices but this should be the normal usage.
We would like to have the possibility to link and use one server (a base system) provided by us in a location interesting for us and test using BrowserStack. At the moment this is not possible or this is not so easy.
You can also find good and good looking guides and their attention to customer satisfaction seems to be real.
- Robust Testing across a large number of devices
- Local testing during development
- Easy interface to use
- Capture screenshots of problems
- Speed of the browsers during testing can be a problem
- Using the dev tools in browsers during testing can be challenging
We then moved to a push for better mobile support. This lead to a need for not only cross-browser testing but cross-platform as the target audience would likely be using various Android and IOS devices. I have to say that the simplicity of integrating Browser stack into our workflow has been amazing.
Our team's success quickly led to the use of recommending the tool for use when other product areas move to web based application development. Especially the automation components which allowed BrowserStack to integrate with the more complex continuous integration implementations on our core products.
- Emulates almost any browser
- Emulates browser / OS combinations
- Allows test automation across multiple device, OS and browser combinations
- Includes the ability to use dev tools inside the device / browser / os combinations for debugging.
- A mobile version would be great
- Addition of additional testing frameworks
- Access to multiple browsers for testing purposes
- Easy navigation to jump between browsers
- Up-to-date browser versions to ensure you're seeing the newest features
- Can be a little slow at times. I feel this software is pretty solid so I really don't have anything constructive to say
- Testing on assorted mobile devices
- Testing on Internet Explorer, when otherwise you don't have access to Windows
- Testing on Safari, when otherwise you don't have access to OSX
- It can be a challenge to use it when you're accessing it from within a corporate firewall. In my view, this is the Firewall's problem, but anything that BrowserStack can do to ease that pain will expand its ability to be useful in more locked-down companies.
- Has the choice of devices we need
- Pretty intuitive tool, easy to use and not much of a learning curve
- Variety of screen resolutions so we're not hoping for the best on one/two resolutions
- Devices sometimes are removed
- Connection could be faster
- Scrolling isn't very easy
- Screenshots testing is convenient if you want to show someone how something looks.
- Live testing is great for debugging.
- The drag a drop option is nice.
- I wish the Live testing was faster.
- I wish I could test local pages, not require a live URL.
- Navigation of the site is a bit confusing.
- Quick, out-of-the-box setup
- Seamless live browser and app testing
- New visual testing tools
- VMs can be slow at times.
- Mobile virtual environments, while great, cannot always fully recreate the experience of a device in-hand.
- Support can be improved (no live chat option).
In the enterprise world, Browserstack is well suited for specialized, complex products where compatibility needs to be guaranteed for a specific set of environments, especially in OT. For releases to the general public, it is also useful for ensuring maximum compatibility across multiple devices (especially for Android) and browser versions. The visual testing and geolocation testing tools are especially useful if your app uses these features.
It may be less suited for web application products that are less complex, backend-heavy, follow basic web standards, or are meant to work in a controlled, well-defined environment. May also be less suited for basic mobile apps that target a specific version/platform.
- Helps us test websites across 2000+ real devices and browsers.
- Streamline and automate the testing process providing more efficiency.
- Manage cross-browser testing across our web development team.
- The user interface is pretty solid, but could be improved.
- There is a slight learning curve for new users
- More sophisticated features require training that isn't readily available.
- Testing on various browsers. There are many online services to provide UI testing but they lack the number of desktops and mobile browsers supported.
- Providing detailed test results. There is an extensive reports library that provides HTML5 reports that we customize based on our own requirements.
- Mobile testing. Not all devices are real physical devices, so you should understand that testing on some devices will be done using emulators and there is no guarantee that it will 100% match real device results.
- Available devices for testing. A limited set of physical devices, for example, Amazon Kindle is supported only as a virtual emulator.
- It's great for finding a popular browser on desktop or mobile
- It's reliable and runs without glitches
- It has useful options for customizing how you view the browser or device you are working with
- Response time is not as good as a locally installed VM
- Would like it to be easier to see a device fill the screen so it's easier to use
- Sometimes connection is glitchy and I have to reconnect
- Provides popular screen resolutions for quick responsiveness testing without manually setting everything up yourself.
- Allows easy cross browser compatibility testing across all different browser versions.
- Achieves responsive design testing across all the key mobile and desktop platforms.
- Server performance when many users are testing seems to degrade over time.
- Cost depending on your team size and needs can grow higher than some teams are willing to dedicate for device testing.
- Less expensive options put caps on usage that can limit what can be accomplished on the testing platform.
- It has great device and operating system coverage. I don't think I have ever been in a situation where Browserstack didn't offer the configuration I was looking for.
- Offers a plethora of automation tools involving testing and screenshots using the API.
- Offers tools to automate responsive testing like their Responsive tool.
- When doing manual testing, it can be slow and cumbersome to start up VMs, especially Windows VMs.
- In some of the operating systems, copy and pasting as well as clicking can be slightly buggy at times.
- It shows a true representation of how a website will look on a mobile device.
- BrowserStack has a good variety of devices and browsers for us to test on.
- It's easy to access BrowserStack from anywhere that I have Internet access.
- I can inspect my code and any errors, and also test changes on the device that I am logged into. It makes troubleshooting so much easier.
- At times, it can take a while to connect to a device, and sometimes after waiting, it does not connect to that device.
- The screen sizes for desktop browsers are not easy to adjust to test responsiveness.
- Overall it can be somewhat slow at times and it's frustrating when you need to test one small thing. It can also disconnect unexpectedly on you.
- Allows you to quickly rotate through any browser you may need to test on, including some 'rare' varities
- Let's you emulate phone software operating systems which is otherwise almost impossible to try and emulate
- Let's you change viewports to test true responsiveness of digital elements
- I have very few complaints about Browserstack but often by virtue of the VM it can be slow to load
- This slow load speed means it's difficult for me to test if my speed and caching plugins are fully functional within the browsers themselves
- A wide variety of devices
- Easy to learn and use
- Browser testing allows for a variety of screen resolutions
- The connection is usually pretty slow
- Scrolling can be difficult
- Sometimes they will remove devices
- With responsiveness, you can view your site on a wide range of devices. There are so many devices, that to view them is nearly impossible without a tool like BrowserStack.
- In Live view, you can enter your website and select the various browsers you would like to test on. If even want to test on older browsers, you can. This helps you to view various browser tweaks that you may have to make.
- BrowserStack keeps its features up to date so that you can test on upcoming browsers and operating systems as well. This helps with future development.
- BrowserStack tends to be rather expensive and the free option is very limited. I'd like to see a unlimited free option if even for one person.
- I'd like to see faster response times on bringing in the site screenshots.
- The ability to test remotely on your machine, or test live sites in real-time across all devices and web browsers, saving money for your company.
- Test across the latest operating systems like Windows and Mac, without the cost of owning those operating systems.
- Solve cross-browser and device compatibility issues right out of the gate, saving you time and money down the road by eliminating programming issues after a project is completed.
- Provide a quality product for your customers right-away, improving your brand promise and solidifying your position as an expert in the field of digital design.
- Improves workflow as the last word in the quality of a digital design, allowing you to test site links and navigate as if you had the actual device in your hand.
- BrowserStack is missing the ability to listen to audio.
- There are times when testing sessions will crash in BrowserStack, especially when testing sites that are not live from your desktop.
- There is no monitor compatibility for the Samsung 4K monitor being pushed by Apple right now.
- Range of available devices allows you to test pages on all views and catch mistakes before pushing live.
- Range of available browsers allow you to find browser specific design elements.
- Pairing Devices with browsers
- Works a little slow sometimes depending on network speed
- Can run only one site at a time. It's not very flexible to switch from one page/site to another. Have to restart the view each time.
- Some complicated functionality may not work on the rendered screen, like complex design elements on pages may not render correctly.
BrowserStack Scorecard Summary
What is BrowserStack?
BrowserStack is a cloud web and mobile testing platform, which is used by more than 2 million developers across 135 countries. The product's value proposition is to help teams speed up release cycles and deploy websites and mobile applications that work seamlessly on any user interface.
Users can choose from more than 1,200 on-demand real mobile devices, browsers and operating systems and rely on a secure, stable and scalable infrastructure to support thousands of concurrent manual and automated tests. The goal is to reduce the time, cost and maintenance overhead associated with testing.
More than 25,000 global companies use BrowserStack, including Microsoft, ING, Mastercard, Dow Jones, Garmin, National Geographic, Volvo, NRK, HubSpot, Walt Disney and AngularJS, to name a few. BrowserStack has offices in San Francisco, Mumbai and Dublin, and is privately held and backed by Accel.
- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|Live - Desktop||$29||per user/per month|
|Live - Desktop & Mobile||$39||per user/per month|
|Live - Team Plans||Contact sales team|
|Automate Pro||$129||per user/per month|
|Automate Mobile||$199||per user/per month|
|Enterprise||Contact sales team|
|Percy - Free||$0||per month|
|Percy - Professional||$99||per user/per month|
|Percy - Enterprise||Contact sales team|
|App Live||$29||per user/per month|
|App Automate||$199||per user/per month|
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