GUI Test Automation Produces Applications Faster
Graphical User Interface (GUI) testing is one of the most complicated tasks in software test automation. Even a simple desktop, mobile or online GUI application allows for hundreds of possible operations. This makes GUI test automation an increasingly indispensable tool for developers.
Traditionally, most GUI testing has been done by humans, but today’s fast-paced demand for applications and solutions doesn’t allow for wasted time. As a result, companies are looking into GUI Test Automation to speed the pace of development.
McDonald’s in Germany launched a special promotion during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil: By sending the unique code, which was printed on his cup or food packaging, each McDonald’s customer had the opportunity to win a valuable prize. To make the data entry more convenient for the participants the company offered a possibility to photograph the code with a mobile phone instead of entering it manually. To enable this, the McDonald’s creative agency Razorfish developed a special app that used the ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK for reading out the individual codes and sending it directly to the database for the lottery.
This week we have a nice casy study to share with you. VIVID Interactive agency utilized ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK to recognize client’s business cards in their interactive solution for Volvo booth at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2012.
Here is what they say about the solution: «…We turned the iPad into an all-mighty guest scanning superpower: you could order brochures & test-drives using just your business card which auto recognition, your Volvo owner's card, an RFID card or a barcode. And it was elegantly wrapped in a custom handmade oak casing, too. :)»
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“ABBYY Cloud OCR SDK was implemented in no time and met all our expectations. Business cards recognition works like a dream – fast, reliably, with only a few errors," said Denis Zeltser, creative director at VIVID Interactive. "There have been some business cards printed in various languages, and ABBYY solution’s processed them spotlessly.”