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I Think I Spider

It has been a while since our 1.0 release of I think I spider, but we have been working hard on a new major release with a couple of great improvements. Last week version 2.0 was approved by Apple and is available in the App Store.

While the new Android version is going to be released soon, I'll tell you all about the improvements of the iOS App.


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One of the most impressive talks for me at WWDC 2010 was session 306 - "Automating Use Interface Testing with Instruments". I've been wanting to check it out ever since iOS 4 was released. A couple of weeks ago, I finally had a chance to give it a test ride using our very own App "I think I spider".

All you need to get started is an App, Instruments and some basic JavaScript skills. Apple provides a set of JavaScript libraries, that you can use to drive your tests and simulate user interaction. Your custom test scripts are run using the Automation Instrument in Apple's Instruments App, targeting your App either in the Simulator or on an actual device.


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hero-gamecenter.png On Wednesday, I'll be giving a presentation on Apple's Game Center at the local CocoaHeads Group, here in Karlsruhe.

Game Center is Apple's social gaming network, that lets you invite friends to play, share your highscore and achievements through leaderboards and it even auto-matches you with other players for online-multiplayer games.

If you are interested in getting to know more about Game Center, drop by RetroGames on Wednesday 24th of November at 19:00.