Appium is an open source, cross-platform Test automation tool for native, hybrid and mobile web apps, tested on simulators (iOS, FirefoxOS), emulators (Android), and real devices (iOS, Android, FirefoxOS). Appium drives various native automation frameworks and provides an API based on Selenium’s WebDriver JSON wire protocol. Android support uses the UiAutomator framework for newer platforms and Selendroid for older Android platforms.
The mobile application ecosystem is very dynamic. OEMs are launching new devices and new customization, and new OS versions are delivered every now and then. This is the constant challenge that most enterprises face. As the new versions of devices and operating systems create capabilities to expand your application, it’s imperative to test your app quickly over an ever expanding variety of devices so your newer versions are as spotless as ever. To achieve this, innovative techniques like Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications are required to be implemented to ensure optimal performance and user experience regardless of the type of his handset, operating system, geographical location and network service provider. Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications offers Web-based access to a large pool of real handsets and devices connected to live networks spread globally, providing enterprises with end-to-end control for manual and automated testing practices.
Considering the wide variety of mobile devices from apple to Samsung to android and to Symbian and so on, it is very hard for the testing team to arrange all sorts of mobile devices while working under considerable amount of budget and timeline related constraints. Solution – Mobile emulators are powerful tools for developing mobile applications and are widely used for both manual and automated mobile application testing. But can they deliver 100% coverage? Are these reliable? Can we neglect Real-device Testing? Are there any limitations to Emulators? When to use Real devices for Testing?
“You cannot test iOS Apps without an iPhone or a MacBook” – are you one among the many who think so? Everything about Apple being proprietary, many of us tend to think so. But let me tell you – It’s partially true – You cannot skip the real-device testing altogether, but before reaching there you can surely perform a thorough App test using iPhone Emulator / Simulator (for Windows). Yeah! You read it right.
On 3-April-1973, the first mobile phone call was made by Martin Cooper of Motorola. Let’s track the evolution of Mobile Apps as a necessity today.
Linking without permission is stealing. You need to read an app’s permissions before you install it. Well that’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Linking without permission is stealing. Read an app’s permissions before you install it. That’s fine, but what does those permissions mean?
Widgets and applications do not mean the same thing, but they are similar terms. In mobile computing, for example, we tend to think of widgets and apps as “objects” that enhance the user experience. But widgets and apps are separate types of programs that run on a Mobile phone and they serve different purposes. Please visit my earlier post “Desktop & Mobile | Applications & Apps” to understand Desktop Applications & Mobile Apps.
Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, all thanks to Apps. But is ‘App Store’ a trademark? Do they allow violent or erotic Apps? Apps making millions? The most downloaded Apps ever? What are the trends in App development? What’s the future? Continuing on my pursuit to find some more less-known facts about the booming App Industry…
The web has seen a dramatic change over the past few years with mobile becoming a big part of the overall experience. Test automation is a key enabler for Agile software development and subsequently for continuous integration and delivery. Automated tests are very useful to test your app “while you sleep”. Many software companies are suddenly challenged with having to provide solid test automation for mobile with its two flavors of mobile web and native apps.
Understanding the different offerings – IDE, Library, Framework, API, Software Development Kit for Custom Software Development.
Any idea what makes you close programs in Android phone by simply swiping them away? Or allowing you to tap on the screen to open a program, pinch your fingers together to minimize or enlarge an image, or swipe your finger across the screen to change pages in an iPhone? Or the tile-based interface – dubbed Metro – in a Windows Phone? All this is possible because of “Mobile OS (Operating System)”. A mobile OS is specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices.
If you are a smartphone User probably you already know what an App is – a program / software that runs on hand-held devices like smartphones and/or tablets.