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Feature Friday – The Best Way to Stay Connected With Messaging App Notifications

Notifications are everywhere in a person’s daily life nowadays. As per research done by the Pew Research Center, 97% of Americans own a cell phone of some kind, and 85% of Americans own a smartphone. This is astonishing considering that the last research done 10 years ago concluded that only 35% of Americans owned a smartphone. Not only that, but a third of high schoolers now own a smartphone.

With the evidence laid out in front of us like that, it’s a no-brainer that everyone everywhere is constantly getting notifications. And it’s about time that Qyrus joined in on that trend! Previously, we have talked about how we can give notifications via email to users to notify them about test executions, but now, we have a new feature that can enable Qyrus notifications in Teams and Slack channels! Joining us today are Milton and Kiwaun who’ll give us more insight into this topic.

Tell us more about the integrations with messaging apps offered by Qyrus and its use cases.

Yeah, so, basically what this feature enables users to do is set up Qyrus to deliver notifications to Microsoft Teams or Slack channels. This is a really simple feature, but one that can be considered super important for testers and developers.

Email notifications are already a thing on Qyrus, but we all know how bloated our inboxes can get. Getting notifications for your Slack or Teams channels is much more convenient as a whole. That way, entire teams or multiple stakeholders can be notified instantly about test results. And lastly, if someone has those messaging apps on their mobile devices, they’ll also get these notifications on the fly.

Getting notifications on the fly is always helpful. Here at Qyrus, we seek to help. That is, it helps make testing more efficient, helps testers test smarter, and helps testers stay up-to-date with their testing landscape.

How might the integrations with messaging apps impact the testing process overall?

This feature only really has an impact on the reporting side of testing. The whole point is to get those notifications of test executions straight to your channel.

But, overall, it can help in terms of effort reduction. Testers don’t have to manually log into Qyrus in order to view the report of an execution, but rather can just get that quick view of it as a notification in their Slack or Teams channels.

Like many features on Qyrus, this feature can be utilized by more than just testers. Qyrus helps to enable a better understanding of testing and the testing landscape that a company has by making everything more digestible when it comes to test building and even reporting and analytics.

How might this feature help testers, developers, and business technologists? What value can this feature bring? 

Obviously, testers would use this feature to get notifications straight to their messaging app channels, but developers can utilize this as well when they build and execute their unit tests on Qyrus.

Business technologists would get great snapshot information from these notifications, as well. They can stay up to date without having to get into the nitty-gritty of things or even navigate their way through the platform. They can get a great overview of what’s going on, all on the go.

Qyrus’ goal is to improve the day-to-day operations of everyone involved in the testing process. Our features are meant to make a lasting impression on how testing is done in an organization and impact how these action items are performed.

How do you see this feature impacting day-to-day operations across organizations?

More than anything, this feature provides convenience so that the user does not have to log in and manually check tests every time they need to. That can be a waste of time, especially over a longer period of time.

On top of that, there are configurations that can be made that will help focus on what kind of notifications you will receive from Qyrus. This means that this is a tool for everyone.

Notifications surround us in almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Furthermore, notifications, in the future, will surely play an even larger role, as we can see a shift in cellphone and smartphone usage amongst Americans alone. Regarding Qyrus, we seek to further expand our abilities to notify users of their testing efforts and landscape. This is just one way in which we seek to further our capabilities. Thanks for joining us this week for Feature Friday. We hope you join us next week for more information on our myriad of features!

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