IBM Mobile Quality Assurance adds bug-tracking integration and sentiment analysis results for India

One of the nice things about new features is that they can provide you with the solution to the one or two things that prevented something from completely meeting your needs. For example, do you remember what convinced you to purchase your new phone or car?

Mobile Quality Assurance (MQA) for Bluemix updated its code to include the ability to connect with additional issue-tracking systems, as well as sentiment analysis support for India.

Bug-tracking system support

MQA had issue-tracking integration with IBM Rational Team Concert for quite a while, but you had some roadblocks to overcome if you did not use Rational Team Concert. To help overcome these roadblocks, MQA has added support for the following systems:

  • JIRA
  • TFS
  • HP Quality Center
  • GitHub
  • FogBugz

You can integrate MQA with existing accounts that you have established with one or more of these products to send information about bugs, crashes, and feedback. This can simplify your testing workflow if you use MQA and consolidate your test information in one of these systems. For more information about this feature, see "Integrating with other bug tracking products" in the IBM Knowledge Center.

India sentiment analysis support

India is now included as a choice when you enable sentiment analysis for your app. You can select the IN flag to search the responses in the India Apple store. It is a little bit different when searching the Google Play store. Selecting the IN flag will search for the results in the Hindi locale. You can often get more complete results if you also search for results for the same app in the US (English) locale.

Hopefully these new updates will be the features that convince you that it is time to treat yourself to that shiny new MQA service. Feel free to take MQA for a test drive on Bluemix.

Stay tuned for further posts by Chris Dawson and the IBM MQA team.

Inclusive terminology note: The Mobile First Platform team is making changes to support the IBM® initiative to replace racially biased and other discriminatory language in our code and content with more inclusive language. While IBM values the use of inclusive language, terms that are outside of IBM's direct influence are sometimes required for the sake of maintaining user understanding. As other industry leaders join IBM in embracing the use of inclusive language, IBM will continue to update the documentation to reflect those changes.
Last modified on May 01, 2016