Joining SmartBear Family

We are happy to announce we are now part of the SmartBear Software family.

Who is SmartBear Software?

Glad you asked. SmartBear builds software quality tools used by more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries. They are the folks behind the popular testing tools TestComplete and SoapUI, as well as the killer open source API definition platform Swagger. Impressive, right?

What’s going to happen to CrossBrowserTesting?

#tags and notes for all

We've just added the ability to add #tags to your notes. In addition , users can add notes at the top test level! Prior to this change notes could only be added to individual test results, like a Live Test Video or Screenshot Result. Now, the whole test can have a description.

Notes example image

When entering notes, users can use hashtags (#) to label or flag issues on tests and their results. These notes can be seen on the test history lists for quick reference.

Git Commit & Git Push & Run a Screenshot

We have added a new feature for all of you users. You can now run a screenshot using a GitHub Webhook. GitHub Webhooks are POWERFUL and now in combination with you have the ability to run a Screenshot Test for your awesome website on every push to GitHub.

1. From your repository "Settings" page, select "Webhooks and services".
2. Select "Add Webhook"
3. Set the "Payload URL" to ""
4. Set the "Content type" to "application/json"
5. Select which event that you want to trigger the Screenshot Webhook.

Happy New Year from CrossBrowserTesting!

Happy New Year from CrossBrowserTesting. We had a great year and hopefully you did too!

We took some time today to gather up the session data and make some info graphics based on frequency of the requested operating systems.

Then for browsers.

Happy Testing!

Cross Browser Video in a Flash....errr, MP4

Video recordings of tests are now available as MP4s! Several users reported the need for viewing and downloading videos in a more cross-browser friendly format and we agreed.

Since MP4s are supported by the HTML5 video element, this enables devices that do not support Flash, like iOS devices, to playback the video in their browsers. MP4s are also a more broadly supported technology which makes them easier to download and share without special software to view them.

API Documentation Updated with is an API framework that allows developers to describe a RESTful API in JSON. With this Swagger definition, client SDKs can be automatically generated across several languages. In addition to this benefit, having a Swagger definition will allow the automatic creation of API documentation and enable API testing tools to automatically have knowledge of the API by importing the Swagger definition. Thus, you can now test API calls on the API documentation's UI.

API Documention Overview
API Documention Live Tests

HTTPS everywhere! is now served via https. Both the app ( and the main site ( have been modified so they are served by default over secure https. Our default method sending the live test data and running local tunnels was already using wss (WebSocket Secure) connection, so the entire service is now communicated via encrypted traffic.

Crossbrowsertesting sponser tech camp!

We are super happy to have sponsered Techcamp 2015 Memphis.

We had a great time at the conference and look forward to doing it all again next year. Check out all the photos. Thanks to Brad Montgomery for all the great pics.

Screenshot Comparison API released

We've released a new API for calling our Screenshot Comparison process and retrieving layout differences programmatically. Many of our customers have asked for programmatic access to these results outside of the UI. We've also added some additional functionality such that users can now call comparisons against any two screenshots from any of their tests, or compare an older test to a newer one in parallel for regression testing.

To learn about the API and begin implementing it into your work flow, see the Comparison API documentation

Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is now available!

Windows 10 is released and with it comes a new browser — Microsoft Edge. Windows 10 is a free update for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users, so Edge is poised to become a heavily used browser. Does your site work and render properly on it?

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