It connects directly to a development team's code repository on GitHub. When the code gets updated, BrowserSwarm automatically executes a suite of tests using common unit testing frameworks against a wide array of browser and OS combinations.
BrowserSwarm is powered on the backend by Sauce Labs and allows developers and QA engineers to automatically test web and mobile apps across 150+ browser / OS combinations, including iOS, Android, and Mac OS X. After tests are run, users will have a report that includes screenshots, video, and logs to inform them of what needs to be fixed for each browser, including modern and older versions of those.
"The web continues to evolve at a remarkable pace, with technologies like WebGL and touch-based input becoming part of web standards," said Justin Garrett, senior product marketing manager for Internet Explorer. "With more users browsing the web on an increasing range of devices and browsers, developers have their hands full with making sure their websites are compatible for everyone. BrowserSwarm is our most recent partnership, along with the free virtual machines and scanning tools on modern.ie, to help developers spend less time testing and more time innovating for the web."