BrowserStack

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Test your web application across Windows and Mac OS's in 200+ browsers and mobile devices including all versions of IE.

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Visual Studio
2012
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4/15/2013
1.1
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by irax | May 08 2014

I want to love this. I have found that having access to all the platforms and browsers to be invaluable, and that to me justified the price, but yes it is so slow at times you can't even get anything done. This is of course dependent upon which platform/browser you're on.

My main issue however is connecting to Android devices. I always have issues connecting to Android devices; to local or live sites. iOS works ALL the time. I've tried both Chrome and FF and rarely get success with the Android devices regardless of OS version.

Again, iOS always works (and works well) but in real life I'm less concerned with iPhones, etc due to my developments working so well with them anyway. So, it's the Android platform I have special interest in especially due to the array of products and OS versions. That is the major issue here; the one thing I need, I cannot seem to ever do.

For $40 a month this is horrible.

by MaxCarter | March 25 2014

Great concept, but extremely slow. Sometimes 30 min to an hour where it just doesn't work at all.

by matthewkimber | February 06 2014

Love it. My one complaint is that it doesn't navigate to my application's virtual directory when developing using IIS (not IIS Express or Cassini). If that were fixed it would be that much better.

by PracticalNihilist | September 05 2013

Holy cow, what a great concept!

I'm amazed at how you can switch back and forth between OS's and browsers and you can even run this off a local web app.

by Justin Michaels | April 26 2013

Not everything in life is for free for the other developers that complained. If you buy this for yourself even the $205 is well spent with the amount of platforms and browsers along with form factors they support. This tool has already proven its value to me after it helped me chase down a nasty Windows Xp IE7 javascript bug for work.

I highly recommend trying this plugin and you currently can get three months free by going through http://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools

I did run in to some issues with the java applet on my work machine with IE8 but was able to work in Chrome.

by shaneob121 | April 15 2013

by Z.Ivan | April 05 2013

NOT FREE

by LFLF | March 28 2013

NOT FREE, I'm giving 1 star because they are cheating.

by ctolkien | January 31 2013

by DenisPanfilov | January 31 2013

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  • Visual Studio 2013
    4 Posts | Last post February 07, 2014
    • Any update on when the extension will be available to VS 2013
    • This URL might help you.
      
      http://dhickey.ie/post/2013/07/04/Making-Visual-Studio-2012-extensions-work-with-VS-2013-Preview.aspx
      
      I actually added those lines in the <Installation> section and it worked well in VS 2013 RC:
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Pro" />
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Premium" />
          <InstallationTarget Version="12.0" Id="Microsoft.VisualStudio.Ultimate" />
    • A version that works with VS2013: http://t.co/cL4f4bm3KF
    • any update on the visual studio 2013 version?
  • Cannot install on vs 2012 express for web
    1 Posts | Last post February 26, 2013
    • Hi,
      
      I've installed web tools 2012.2. Then I went to www.browserstack.com and downloaded the extension. However, it told me I miss the reference "Visual Studio MPF".
      
      I found a post said that "Express editions not supported."
      http://powerguivsx.codeplex.com/workitem/28560
      
      Something else to installed for BrowserStack?
      
      My Enviroment:
      Windows 7 sp1 64bit
      VS express 2012 for web
      
  • now what?
    3 Posts | Last post February 04, 2013
    • Ok, I downloaded and installed it, and restarted VS. But now what? How do I get this thing going? The quick launch can't find any new menu items...
    • Hi Cheeta,
      
      Please ensure you have Microsoft ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 installed for Visual Studio 2012 - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36053
      
      Once installed, the BrowserStack extension will show up in the Browse With menu after installing ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2. Please let us know if this works for you. Thanks and have a good day.
      
      Happy Testing,
      The BrowserStack Team
    • Ah, that helped.
      Thank you! :-)