Product Update: Geolocation Testing, iOS 13, New Browsers, Devices, and More!

Posted by Harshit Paul | September 30, 2019
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Geolocation Testing, iOS 12.4, New Browsers, Devices, and More!

Hello, testers! Off to a lazy Monday morning? I suggest you buckle up because we are about to announce exciting updates related to our platform. This time you get to perform cross browser testing from different geolocations(in-app), new iOS 13, new browsers, devices and a lot more on-board in this product update to help you expand your test coverage for browser compatibility testing. We have added the below on our platform.

  1. Geolocation-based cross browser testing made easier.
  2. Latest iOS 13 and iOS 12.4 are now available in live-interactive cross browser testing.
  3. Perform Cross Browser Testing on Safari 13.
  4. Test your website on Latest iPhones – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
  5. Latest browser versions for Mozilla Firefox.
  6. New devices to Automated Screenshot Testing.
  7. Test on a Screen Resolution that fits your entire screen.
  8. In-app notifications.

Let’s get to know more about these updates and how they can impact your way of performing cross browser testing.

Geolocation Based Cross Browser Testing Made Easier

Did you know that your website may appear different when rendered from an IP belonging to different geography than your own? Well, now you do!

By default, LambdaTest uses IP2Location to determine your Geolocation, based on which you are routed to the nearest data center. This way you get the best possible performance every time. However, in case you want to perform Geolocation sensitive testing, you can bypass this nearest data center based routing. With this feature, the LambdaTest machine you get for testing would be proxied through the location you have set and you would get the testing experience as if you are testing from your selected location.

Keeping that in mind, we launched a LambdaTest update on 27 September 2018, where we added the feature to help you perform cross browser testing using LambdaTest and a VPN of your choice.

This product update we have made it a lot easier for you as we have embedded the feature in our application through a drop-down to help you select geolocation of your preference. You can find the option to shuffle the geolocation on the machine consoles while performing live-interactive testing on LambdaTest. Here is how it may look like.

Geolocation Based Cross Browser Testing

Note:We have not discarded the process of setting up a VPN of your own choice with LambdaTest. So in case you wish to perform Geolocation cross browser testing with a VPN of your preference, then you can still do it.

What Happens If You Wish To Test From Multiple Countries In Single Test Session?

In case you wish to perform cross browser testing with multiple geolocations for a webpage in a single test session, then make sure to reload the browser provided inside the machine hosted by LambdaTest cloud servers.

Wondering about what countries we offer?

Here is a list of countries over which you can perform cross browser testing with LambdaTest.

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Brazil
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Canada
  8. Chile
  9. China
  10. Colombia
  11. Croatia
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Egypt
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. Germany
  18. Greece
  19. Hong Kong
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. India
  23. Indonesia
  24. Ireland
  25. Israel
  26. Italy
  27. Japan
  28. Jordan
  29. Malaysia
  30. Mexico
  31. Morocco
  32. Netherlands
  33. New Zealand
  34. Nigeria
  35. Norway
  36. Philippines
  37. Poland
  38. Portugal
  39. Russia
  40. Singapore
  41. South Africa
  42. South Korea
  43. Spain
  44. Sweden
  45. Switzerland
  46. Taiwan
  47. Thailand
  48. Turkey
  49. Ukraine
  50. United Kingdom
  51. United States
  52. Venezuela
  53. Vietnam

Didn’t find the country you were looking for? Don’t worry! Give us a shout to our 24/7 customer chat support or email us to support@lambdatest.com specifying the country you would want us to feature for Geolocation testing and we will get it on-board in a jiffy.

Test On Latest iOS 12.4 and iOS 13 with New Safari 13 Browser

Are you paying equal attention to mobile devices and browsers as you do for desktop? Well if you are, then we are pleased to inform you that we are up with the new iOS 12.4 and iOS 13, introducing a new Safari 13 browser.

Test Website On iOS 13 With New Safari 13 Browser

On 19th September 2019, Apple introduced the new iOS 13 for the new Apple mobile devices i.e. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. That is not all, the new iOS 13 also introduced a new Safari browser version i.e. Safari 13, with the vision to provide a desktop-like experience to its users. Interesting, isn’t it?

Safari 13 brings a new download manager that allows you to download files with ease while browsing. You can now work on Google Docs through the Safari browser as well. In layout and rendering, Safari 13 brought the following changes:

  • Now, you don’t have to set-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch as the new Safari 13 brings overflow:scroll elements which promises faster one-finger scrolling to each and every frame.
  • In iPads, the default behaviour for horizontal scroll over wide web pages has been altered using the responsive meta-tags. To eliminate the horizontal scrolling, text-size will alter and pages will now be scaled.
  • From cross browser compatibility perspective, Safari 13 has added support for CSS conic gradient. As quoted in our guide to Cross Browser Compatible CSS Gradients,

    “CSS conical gradient function can be used to create a circular gradient pattern similar to radial CSS gradients. However, while radial CSS gradients creates a pattern in which color stops radiates outwards from the center but in the case of conical CSS gradients, color stops are placed around the center point of origin.”

    If you are wondering to implement CSS conical gradient in your browser compatible website then make sure to read this guide.

Perform Live-Interactive Cross Browser Testing On Safari 13 and Latest iOS 13 Now!

Test Website On iOS 12.4

Apple released the stable version of iOS 12.4 on August 26 2019, and being a milestone update meant that it was bringing more than just bug fixes. iOS 12.4 is running the same WebKit as the iOS 12.2, meaning you will get the same Safari 12 browser. For those of you who are not aware, WebKit is a rendering browser engine used for Safari browsers which allows the browser to interpret your website and represent it in front of the user.

Read More: Browser Engines: The Crux Of Cross Browser Compatibility

This major update is primarily tasked to enhance the security for iOS users and has worked on fixing around 40 bugs, out of which 19 were around the WebKit. So make sure to add it in your cross browser testing checklist. You can find iOS 12.4 under our Real Time Testing.

Cross Browser Testing On iOS

Cross Browser Testing On Latest iPhones

We have added all the newly released iPhones on our platform to help you evaluate your website’s rendering process. Below are the iPhones that are added:

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

To start cross browser testing on new iPhones, you would need to go to our real time testing.

Cross Browser Testing On Latest iPhones

Mozilla Firefox 69 and 70 Beta Now Live In Real Time Testing

Mozilla Firefox is one of the browsers that would be found in cross browser testing checklist of almost every tester. If Firefox is a part your testing list then don’t forget to test on the latest browser additions. We have added Mozilla Firefox 69 and Mozilla Firefox 70 Beta in our live-interactive testing.

Real Time Testing

Heads up for the unsupported web elements of Firefox 69 and 70 beta.

Web Elements Of Firefox

Source: https://caniuse.com/#compare=firefox+69,firefox+70

Google Chrome 77 And 78 Dev Are Also Live In Real Time Testing

Talking about the latest browsers, you can also find Google Chrome latest browser versions i.e. Google Chrome 77, and 78 Dev in our real time testing.

Real Time Testing in Chrome 77

Let us have a look at the browser incompatibility in these two versions.

Web Elements Of google chrome

Src: https://caniuse.com/#compare=chrome+77,chrome+78

New Devices Added To Automated Screenshot Testing

Automated Screenshot Testing as you may already know, is a feature that allows you to generate up to 25 full-page screenshots of your website over different browsers, in a single test session. Well, we have now added the below-mentioned latest devices in our automated screenshot testing.

iOS Devices:

  1. iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (3rd generation)
  2. iPad Pro (11 inch)
  3. iPad (6th Generation)

Android Devices:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S10E
  2. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
  3. Samsung Galaxy S10
  4. Google Pixel 3 XL
  5. Google Pixel 3
  6. Google Pixel 2 XL
  7. Google Pixel 2
  8. One Plus 6T
  9. Xiaomi Mi Note 5 Pro
  10. Xiaomi Mi 8

Android New Devices

Read More: 10 Must Try Features Of Automated Screenshot Testing On LambdaTest

Test On A Screen Resolution That Fits Your Entire Screen

This was another valuable suggestion from one of our thoughtful customer. They wanted us to provide a screen resolution that would fit the entire screen of the user on-board in real-time testing. This not only helped them view their tested websites clearly, but also provided a look and feel as if they are testing on their native browsers. You can find the option to fit to screen by running Real-time testing, going to Screen Resolution button and selecting the option to Fit to Screen. It is going to be fun, we highly recommend you to give it a try right away.

Test On A Screen Resolution

Didn’t find the country you were looking for? Don’t worry! Give us a shout to our 24/7 customer chat support or email us to support@lambdatest.com specifying the country you would want us to feature for Geolocation testing and we will get it on-board in a jiffy.

In-App Notifications To Keep You Updated On All Of The Changes

We try our best to bring more and more new functionalities on our platform to help you perform cross browser testing with convenience. We are always aiming to come up with new integrations to third-party tools, new browser versions, new features, and more.! Which is why we have launched in-app notifications to keep you updated with our changelog, so you don’t miss out on anything new.

Click the bell icon on top-right in the application and it would open a prompt where you can see all the latest changes made to the LambdaTest platform. If you wish to see all of the changes then click on the LambdaTest updates and it would take you to the entire changelog, where you can see all the historical changes too!

In App Notification Bell Icon

That Is All For Now! Stay Tuned For More

We hope you like the latest additions to our product. Do give them a spin and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. In case you have any questions, feel free to throw them at our customer chat support or email us to support@lambdatest.com. We are always delighted to help. Last but not least, we are looking forward to bring more thrilling updates in the near future so stay tuned to hear more from our side. Happy testing! 🙂

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Written by Harshit Paul

Harshit works as a product growth specialist at LambdaTest. He is also an experienced IT professional, who loves to share his thoughts about the latest tech trends as an enthusiast tech blogger.

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