Smart Crop for Visual Regression Testing using Appium

With SmartUI's new real-device mobile notification status bar crop feature, you can take your Appium visual regression testing workflows to the next level. 

By using Smart Crop, you can crop out the status bar from screenshots and focus solely on the core UI elements during visual comparisons.

SmartUI leverages machine learning algorithms to detect and crop the status bar from screenshots accurately. This allows you to concentrate solely on the important UI elements by excluding them from visual comparisons. 

Original Screenshot:

Cropped Screenshot:

 📕 Read our blog to know more about the Smart Crop feature.

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Introducing the Newest Features in Visual Regression Testing

We have rolled out the latest additions to the LambdaTest Visual Regression Testing cloud to enhance the UI quality assurance process and help you catch visual bugs early. 💻 

Here are some of the key features:

Git Baseline Branching for Storybook Builds

We're introducing an intelligent Git-based baseline branching system that simplifies baseline build selection for your Storybook builds. This feature automatically selects the appropriate baseline build based on the code changes committed to Git. To help you track these changes, we're providing commit numbers and commit messages for your reference.

Key benefits:

  • Streamlined baseline build selection process.
  • Easy tracking of code changes and related builds.

Refer to our documentation: Git Branching Strategy in Smart UI.

✅ Storybook Static Build Support Enhancements

We've updated our NPM package to the version 1.1.4, which brings improvements to your Storybook static build support. This update allows you to compress your Storybook static folder and run stories across various browsers and resolutions specified in your .smartui.json configuration file.

Key benefits:

  • Improved compression of Storybook static folder.
  • Support for advanced web elements like iframes, external resources, and canvas elements.

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New features in Smart UI Testing

Hey Testers 😀 

LambdaTest's Visual Regression testing has rolled out some new features. Here are the ones.

  • Ability to compare static Storybook build files and run Smart UI tests using CI.
  • Now print the build report on the terminal logs upon completing your test runs. 

LambdaTest Analytics

  • Error Stats - In the Error Stats widget, we have now added the ability to inspect the jobs run on HyperExecute.

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Latest Features in LambdaTest Test Analytics

The LambdaTest Test Analytics platform has been upgraded with several new features. and enhancements. 📊 

Let's take a look 👇 

  • Support for filtering the dashboards by a particular time and date selection. This will help you get more precise results at the required timestamp.
  • Ability to edit the Dashboard Layout that helps you arrange your widgets according to the alignment of your choice.
  • New feature to copy or clone the existing dashboard with all the widgets and configurations, the same as the source dashboard, to explore more detailed insights by adding more widgets or filters without disturbing your current dashboard.
  • View the Job runs by Time Span Summary on every graph widget added for HyperExecute in the Dashboard. This feature is exclusive to HyperExecute users.

Bonus Additions

SmartUI Testing: LambdaTest Automation now allows you to perform visual regression testing using Puppeteer, Storybook, and GitHub App.

📕 Refer to the below guides to get started:

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Meet the All-New Chromium Based LT Browser 2.0

Hey folks 👋 

We're excited to announce the beta release of the new Chromium-based LT Browser 2.0.

Unleash the power of Chromium and take your responsive testing to the next level. The all-new LT Browser 2.0 is faster than ever as it is based on the latest native Chromium rendering engine (Blink). 


The new LT Browser 2.0 boasts enhanced performance and several features that make it easier for you to create responsive designs for device viewports of all sizes. 📱 💻 

Here is a quick rundown of the features that LT Browser 2.0 offers 👇 

  • Interact and test with 4 devices simultaneously.
  • Dedicated DevTools for different viewports.
  • Test with unlimited custom device viewports.
  • Generate and share multiple error reports.
  • Use Chromium settings.
  • Install Chrome extensions.
  • Unlimited browser tabs to launch device viewports.
  • Record with the entire screen or browser tab.

📌 For more details, please check our Product Update on LT Browser 2.0 

📌 To get started, refer to LT Browser 2.0: Getting Started Guide

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Live With Playwright 102 Certification

Hey People 👋 

The LambdaTest certification just got bigger! We added another new test automation certification for the Playwright series - Playwright 102 🎭

Now showcase your advanced Playwright test automation skills on the HyperExecute cloud grid and take your automation career to new heights 

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Configure time zones, new browsers & more!

Hey Folks 👋 

Check out some new features added to LambdaTest's Automation. 👇 

  • Test your website's behavior in different time zones by passing the timezone capability.

browserOptions.setCapability("timezone","Los Angeles")

  •  Set your custom mismatch % acceptance rate in decimal values from the Project Settings page for SmartUI automation. 
  • Test on the new browsers 🌐 
    1. Windows: Chrome 105 Beta & 104, Edge 105 Beta & 104, Firefox 104 Beta & 103
    2. macOS: Chrome 104 , Firefox 104 Beta & 103, Edge 104 & 103

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Share Test details using Public URL, Test with latest Playwright version, and more!

Hey Folks 😀 

Check out the latest updates and enhancements to Automation testing 📣 

  • Our Test Session API now includes a Public URL key that allows you to share test information with QA developers. For more details, visit our API documentation.
  • Run your Playwright tests with its latest version, 1.24.1
  • In SmartUI testing, we have changed our default value of the transparency for the comparison screen from 0.0 to 0.3 to provide a better visual screening experience. 
  • Now identify the command failures, debug your Selenium test errors and enhance speed in your quality delivery.  

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