iPad Air iOS 14

iPad Air iOS 14 now available in Rainforest

Rainforest has further expanded our list of virtualized mobile web options for creating and executing tests. iPad Air iOS 14 has been enabled for all clients and is ready for your use. Rainforest now supports iOS 9, 11, 12, 13, and 14 on iPad devices.

We have an extensive list of Apple iPhones, Android phones, and Android tablets as well! For a full list of web browsers and mobile VMs, see here.

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Run Test updates

In recent months we have conducted several customer-feedback sessions. To understand which workflows make the most sense for our core interfaces. As a result of this, we’ve made some updates to the in-app Run creation experience.

Rebuilding many parts from the ground up. It is now much more intelligent based on the type of tests selected. Requirements to start a Run have been optimized so there's less to think about upfront. No need worry though, as deeper options for customization are still available and remain just a click away.

For more information check out our documentation here.

Creating Rainforest Automation Tests

We've rebuilt the interface from the ground up, emphasizing core features. As soon as you open a test, the virtual machine will navigate to your site focusing on the most important thing, writing tests. We've nestled things like test settings and run history away to help you focus on writing and previewing actions. For more information on how to create Rainforest Automation tests see here.

Safari 14 on macOS

Safari 14 on macOS is now supported in Rainforest

Rainforest has added Safari 14 on macOS Catalina 10.15, the latest Safari desktop browser, to our extensive list of supported browsers and mobile VMs. It has been enabled for all clients and is ready for use. Select it as you would any other browser or mobile VM for test creation and execution.

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For a full list of web browsers and mobile VMs that you can create and execute Rainforest tests on, see here.

Test creation enhancements

Starting today, it is much easier to create new tests in Rainforest. Now, all that you need to specify is the URL you want to test.

In addition, the method you used to create the test will be saved for next time.


Test Result videos for Safari

Test Results videos available for Safari playback

Rainforest test result video playback has been enhanced to include playback in Safari browsers.


Crowd Tester VMs - ready means ready

All Rainforest crowd jobs have VM preassigned

We used to request VMs when Rainforest Testers got to the tester interface. If the VM was not available, the tester had to keep retrying or abandon. This increased overall test completion time and made it more difficult for us to debug.

VMs are now preassigned to Jobs before they are assigned to testers. That means that testers can simply start testing and not need to wait for a VM. If there are VM availability issues, the job will error prior to tester assignment, allowing for more efficient identification and debugging.

iOS 14

iOS 14 on iPhone Pro Max 11 now available!

The World is on the move and testing on the latest mobile devices is essential to ensure a smooth experience for your clients. Rainforest now supports iOS 14 Beta 4 on iPhone Pro Max. Extend your mobile testing experience!


For a full listing of all the platforms Rainforest supports see here. To enable this latest mobile offering, please see your CSM or contact support at support@rainforestqa.com.

Detailed Test Writing Service & Exploratory information

See how you've benefited from Rainforest Exploratory and Test Writing Services.

We've updated the information on the Exploratory and Test Writing Services usage cards so you can see exactly how you have used these services. The exploratory card shows how much time Rainforest testers have spent searching for potential issues on your site and how many bug reports they have generated. These are actual Rainforest tests that you can continue to run and update to increase your test coverage.


The Test Writing Services card now details how many tests Rainforest has written and re-written so you can see exactly how much time you have been able to save your team by offloading these activities to Rainforest.

See more information on Test Writing Services and Exploratory testing or contact support@rainforestqa.com.

Quicker Rainforest Automation

A more responsive experience writing Rainforest Automation tests.

Rainforest Automation is No Code Automation Testing. We continue to improve the test authoring experience. We've enhanced our infrastructure, making instant replay quicker and more reliable. Selection of actions and starting, stopping of Instant Replay is quicker, making your test writing experience easier.

For additional information on Rainforest Automation - see here or contact support@rainforestqa.com.