BrowserStack

Automated web and mobile application testing platform

About BrowserStack

BrowserStack is a cross-browser testing platform that lets developers integrate tools to perform automated, visual, and live testing across mobile applications and websites. DevOps teams can also perform local testing on work in progress (WIP) applications without hosting them in public environments.

Administrators can create custom dashboard views for sub-teams and sync them with corresponding team threads according to testing requirements. Single sign-on and user provisioning capabilities allow IT teams to automatically activate and deactivate employee access after on/offboarding them. It also includes IP whitelisting functionality, which lets users conduct secure tests across networks for assets or machines whose IP addresses are whitelisted or approved by administrators.

Agile teams can leverage BrowserStack to gain actionable insights into the performance of automated testing operations using data filters specific to teams, devices, builds, errors, and more. The application also helps QA engineers test applications for failures, location-based scenarios, regressions, functioning, and real user conditioning. It facilitates integration with several applications, extensions, and plugins including Appium, Jenkins, Gradle, Testim, Teaspoon, and Visual Studio.

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United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of BrowserStack: 28

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Hierarchical View
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Software Testing Management
  • Static Analysis
  • Summary Reports
  • Supports Parallel Execution
  • Test Script Reviews
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(102)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Aris G.
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The full web testing suite

Reviewed on 2021/01/17

We are testing our website projects against all browsers - operating systems and devices to fix...

We are testing our website projects against all browsers - operating systems and devices to fix errors, bugs and behavior. Without BrowserStack, testing on all those devices and browsers would be impossible to afford and maintain.

Pros

We are using BrowserStack to test our web applications on every platform there is and fix all bugs, design glitches, gestures etc. Having all those different devices, operating systems and browsers available is impossible. Thanks to BrowserStack not only we can test our websites on different browsers-platforms but we can document and verify everything using screenshots. The GeoLocation testing is very cool because we can test our websites which are available only in our country and need to know for sure if the website restricts user functionality for the rest of the world.

Cons

The plans that include Selenium which is of interest to us, are very pricey and it's difficult to afford if a company has low-budget websites on its list. For big companies that handle big projects with thousands of users these plans are affordable and a must-have especially for Single Page Applications and high-traffic websites.

Hasitha W.
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  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

If you're looking for a solid "cross-browser" testing tool, "Here it is" The best on the...

Reviewed on 2018/07/16

It saves my time and money. As a tester we can't afford each and every resources to test our...

It saves my time and money. As a tester we can't afford each and every resources to test our applications. That is why I choose browserstack. It helps me to complete my executions without any issues. It helps me to build a better product without any bugs.

Pros

01. When we made a web app, we bring it through the cross-browser parallel testing plan. because we didn't have any inhouse resources to test it on multiple platforms with different browsers. It need more resources. But browserstack will do it for us. It is a life saver.

02. second thing is "live testing" and "UI's", It's very easy to use and very understandable.

03. They provide 1500+ real devices and simulators to execute our workflows. Because of this real devices our testing process will more quicker than simulators.

04. They are providing a real environments (Real devices) to test your applications. And it allows you to take screenshots of your current screen (Live Test).

05. Browerstack cloud helps to deploy parallel executions without any delays. It's very faster than other cross-browser testing applications.

06. Browserstack provides more reliable and secure local testing features.

Cons

01. couple of times we had glitches on a testing devices. I think it's because of the connection issues. But it's not a big deal.

02. Response time is slower sometimes. It's also depend on your network connection.

Timothy T.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

An essential tool for front-end devs (when it works)

Reviewed on 2018/12/23

Cross checking responsiveness is a MUST for web design, but using this tool is close to a...

Cross checking responsiveness is a MUST for web design, but using this tool is close to a nightmare. It typically takes me 15-20 minutes just to get it working correctly, and I can't explain why sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. Their chrome plugin and the desktop app seem to work in connection to each other, but how or why they work sometimes and not others is a complete mystery.

Testing Localhost sites especially will give you a headache as the tech just isn't well designed for a good user experience.

Pros

- Uses actual devices and not emulators
- A wide range of devices and sizes are available

Cons

- The Chrome extension works about one out of five times you try it
- Lots of bugs in getting it to work, and often kicks you off the device for unknown reasons
- The connection is slow, but to be expected with remote connection to a live device
- Sometimes bugs still do not show on BrowserStack which I can see on my own device of the same type
- Checking localhost sites is especially difficult to get working

Aaron K.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Test without having 1000 devices

Reviewed on 2018/11/21

We have been using Browser stack for a number of years. Still seems to be the best, most cost...

We have been using Browser stack for a number of years. Still seems to be the best, most cost effective tool on the market.

Good for the tester to check possible issues before each of our software releases and to report back to the developers.

Pros

Easy to swap between devices for testing on different browsers on different devices. Gives a good idea of what things will look like (not always perfect but very close), price is excellent and they are always adding new device and browser combinations.

We like the support of what might be considered defunct or out of support devices and browsers as 5% of our market still uses these. Great for testing old versions of Internet Explorer too.

Allows us to quickly test and check reports of issues from users on our range of in house solutions and systems.

Cons

Not always 100% accurate to the device/browser mix. We sometimes need to grab a device just to check when the issue cannot be replicated. This is only a couple of times a year.

Ilysse R.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Real Game Changer in Website Development

Reviewed on 2020/11/10

We've used BrowserStack for several years while building websites. Our clients trust that we are...

We've used BrowserStack for several years while building websites. Our clients trust that we are going to be able to test their website before it launches because of BrowserStack.

Pros

BrowserStack is a life saver in website development, so our team can test across all browsers for desktop, tablets, and all mobile devices. It also helps us to be able to replicate issues that clients may see, even if we don't have their device.

Cons

We can currently only have one user logged into BrowserStack at a time. There may be an upgraded plan for more users.

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BrowserStack FAQs

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BrowserStack offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from:
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

BrowserStack offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available on monthly and annual subscriptions. An open-source version is also available. Pricing and functionality scales with the number of tests, users, or screenshots. Live: Starts at $29/month (billed annually) and $39/month (billed monthly) Automate Pro: Starts at $129/month (billed annually) and $169/month (billed monthly) Automate Mobile: Starts at $199/month (billed annually) and $249/month (billed monthly) Percy: A free version is available for visual testing on 5000 screenshots and unlimited users Percy Professional: Starts at $99/month (billed annually) and 129/month (billed monthly) for 25,000 screenshots/month App Live: Starts at $29/month (billed annually) and $39/month (billed monthly) App Automate: A free version includes 30 interactive testing minutes, 100 automated testing minutes daily, and 4 real mobile devices. Subscription starts at $159/month (billed annually) and $199/month (billed monthly)

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BrowserStack has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

BrowserStack supports the following languages:

English

BrowserStack supports the following devices:

BrowserStack integrates with the following applications:

Bitbucket, CircleCI, GitHub, Jenkins, Jira, Microsoft Visual Studio, Shopify, Slack, Testim, Travis CI, Trello, WordPress, Zapier, qTest

BrowserStack offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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