About BitBar

Last modified on September 15, 2022

BitBar is a flexible cloud-based mobile and web application testing platform that allows you to perform live (manual) or automated testing against desktop browsers (Windows, MacOS and Linux) and real iOS and Android devices. As a BitBar customer, you can run live and automated tests across the real browsers and devices that your customers use to catch issues before release, troubleshoot issues reported by your customers, and verify the real-world user experience.

BitBar supports Selenium-based web app testing frameworks and most native mobile test automation frameworks, across languages, such as Java, Python, and JavaScript.

BitBar offers a range of deployment options to meet our customers specific needs that includes:

Public Cloud

BitBar Public Cloud provides cloud-based access to the range of the latest and most popular browsers and devices with a variety of OS, OEM, and hardware configurations for testing web, hybrid, and native mobile applications. BitBar Public Cloud provides test automation, live testing, and a documented REST API to access, run, and manage any tests across a range of browsers and devices.

BitBar physical devices are hosted in our secure data centers in Wrocław, Poland, and Mountain View, CA, and are monitored 24/5 with over 99% uptime.

The supported test automation frameworks include the following:

  • For Windows, MacOS and Linux:

    • Selenium

    • Other Selenium-based frameworks

  • For Android:

    • Appium

    • Android Instrumentation

    • Calabash

    • Espresso

    • Flutter

    • Ranorex

    • Robot Framework

    • Xamarin.UITest

    • Your own framework as Docker (Private Cloud only)

  • For iOS:

    • Appium

    • Calabash

    • EarlGrey

    • Flutter

    • Ranorex

    • Robot Framework

    • Xamarin.UITest

    • XCTest

    • XCUITest

    • Your own framework as Docker (Private Cloud only)

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Dedicated Devices

Dedicated Devices are private devices reserved for the exclusive use of your team hosted in the Public Cloud environment. Typical dedicated device customers are teams wanting or requiring constant access to specific devices and/or desktop browsers at any time (for example, for CI purposes), access to device models not available in the public cloud, or with specific testing use cases requiring private devices.

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Private Cloud

BitBar Private Cloud provides dedicated/private devices and/or desktop browsers in a dedicated environment managed by the BitBar’s team in our secure data centers in Wrocław, Poland, and Mountain View, CA. This dedicated environment provides an easy and secure way to make sure the testing environment devices are accessible by all members of your global team.

Typical private cloud customers are businesses that want or need:

  • constant access to specific devices and/or desktop browsers at any time (for example, for CI purposes),

  • strong security requirements (VPN connection from devices to the internal testing environment)

  • access to device models that are unavailable in the public cloud, or

  • specific testing use-cases requiring private devices.

For more information about BitBar Private Cloud, visit here

Two hosting setup possibilities

  • Typically, the Private Cloud service is set up in a dedicated cloud instance managed by SmartBear and all devices are securely hosted and located in our secure data centers with restricted access.

  • In select cases, a private cloud can be configured so that the BitBar software is hosted in the customer's own Virtual Private Cloud instance (for example, AWS VPC, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud, and so on), giving customers and their IT security departments more control over allowed or restricted connections.

See Also

Getting Started With BitBar
Tutorials and Samples
General Information

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