New Test Profile Device Settings, Lighthouse 9.6.2 and More

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

July 15, 2022

Release Notes is a monthly summary of new features, product improvements and upcoming releases.

Coming soon: new Test Profile devices

Testing with representative device settings is key to understanding what your audiences are experiencing and where we need to make improvements.

Soon, we will update our device list (available through Test Profiles) to feature current models of various iOS and Android devices. Alongside 12 new device presets, we will be changing our default Test Profiles to feature Chrome Desktop, iPhone 12 and Motorola Moto G Power to reflect the current worldwide usage better:

Site Settings area showing three default Test Profiles: Chrome Desktop, iPhone 12 and Motorola Moto G Power.

You will be able to test a broader range of devices with different resolutions and CPU benchmarks. Currently supported devices will be marked as discontinued (not available for sale) but will remain available for testing.

Open source: easier issue reporting

We continue to improve our open source projects’ governance. React Live Chat LoaderImage Actions and the Calibre Command Line Interface, and Node.js API are now using GitHub Issue Forms. While Issue Forms are currently in beta, they offer a more pleasant and guided way to submitting bugs and questions. See them in action below:

GitHub issue form for React Live Chat Loader library featuring fields for bug description, steps to reproduce, screenshots, log output and Code of Conduct checkbox.

Lighthouse 9.6.2

Our Test Agents are now using Lighthouse 9.6.2 to test your Sites.

Bug fixes: image display in Insights reports

Following recent infrastructure work involving image hosting, Site screenshots were not appearing in Insights email reports. This has now been fixed.

Karolina Szczur

Karolina Szczur

Karolina is the Product Design Lead at Calibre. With years of design experience under her belt, she’s responsible for the comprehensive user experience spanning over product, visuals and content. Find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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