Seeking Alpha is a premier website for actionable stock market opinions and analysis, and intelligent finance discussion. Each month their website draws an audience of around 7 million registered community members.
To ensure smooth app releases, Seeking Alpha brought on a mobile development team from Ciklum. Ciklum’s testing team developed a robust automation framework from scratch that enabled product and development teams to identify and fix bugs faster.
The motto of Seeking Alpha team is “Read. Decide. Invest.” The company helps people make smarter investment decisions by discovering new money making opportunities through crowd-sourced analysis.
In 2017, Seeking Alpha had no QA team. New versions of apps had to be tested by the developers and the product team. The client had a limited manual regression script that the product team would run through once before releasing the apps.
Seeking Alpha had decided to invest more efforts in mobile so the team started looking for cost effective ways to help the company achieve this.
Ciklum established a mobile development team for Seeking Alpha that developed a robust automation framework with smoke, regression, manual and automated tests.
With the new automation framework, Seeking Alpha product and development teams can now rely on the tests to identify and fix bugs faster.
The automation testing infrastructure allowed Seeking Alpha to identify bugs before production and reduce testing time by 50%.
A button is pressed and all the tests run automatically on all supported mobile devices in less than 20 minutes.
Ciklum also established a close communication loop with Seeking Alpha, which made reproducing, communicating and fixing bugs much more faster.