When testing with mobile or Tablet, it is helpful to be able to just hold the mobile up to the Jira and see the issue loaded in the mobile browser immediately.
Currently the person raising the issue here generates the QR code picture and adds it, but have we been missing a trick - is there an add-on that will add a QR code for the URL field?
This works perfectly. There is now a QR code to the right that links to the Jira.
However, to the rest of those testers like me out there, here is another humbling experience. This kind gentleman wrote this beautiful little add-on to do exactly what I said, and the fault is truly mine.
What I should have said was "you know when you raise a Jira, and you type in the URL of the page that you found an issue on, into the URL field, or the 'how to test' field" - that's what I would like a QR code to.
I updated the add-on to now be able to read from an issue field, but unfortunately because I submitted the add-on to Atlassian for inclusion in the Marketplace, I can't update the add-on descriptor in the Marketplace to include the new functionality, so you may have to wait another day or two until it gets approved for you to be able to try it out.
Thankyou! I am very much looking forwards to using this and will look out for it arriving to trial it.
It seems such an obvious upgrade when so many people are doing mobile testing these days, to be able to instantly QR scan in the URL of the problem, instead of thumbing it in by hand, that I hope there will be a good uptake of your add-on :)
I have now configured this add-on using the simple choices you have provided in the settings, to pull from the URL field inside the Jira.
Now when I hold up the mobile, with the QR code reader, it reads the code, and goes directly to the Development Web Page that has an issue on it.
PERFECT. QA Passed :) Nice work and thank you.
We have just recently added support for QR codes (and all sort of 1D/2D barcodes) to our Better PDF Exporter app. It can encode anything from URLs, through field values, static texts, geo URIs, email addresses, etc.
(It is targeting PDF documents, not the web view, but you could eventually use it by downloading the PDF document to your mobile device and scan the QR code from that.)
It's certainly close - thanks! - from the documentation it's challenging to see if the URL used to generate the QR code is taken from the Jira Issue URL, so will need to trial it to find out.
Not keen on the extra pdf generated, but if it gives sufficient additional efficiencies, we may be willing to just ignore that extra file.
However, I'm willing to try it, but It doesn’t look like they have a cloud version of that which is what we would need.