Mobile Testing

Get started with Mobile App Automation | How to setup Appium Environment for Android Automation

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.

Mobile Testing Test Planning & Management

How to build an ideal Mobile App Test Plan

‘Mobile App’ is the new buzzword. Then how can one stick to the traditional Test Plan template? The purpose of the Mobile App Test Plan is to define how the testing effort for the App release is planned, executed, and controlled. It is critical to have a rigorous Mobile App Test Plan before the App is deployed. The idea is simple, focus on the value it offers – boil Test planning down to only the essentials and cut all fat and fluff. Test Plan shouldn’t be like any other dead document (resulting in wasted effort) – written, reviewed, referred to a few times and then cast aside as the project moves ahead. A comprehensive Plan gives customers the confidence that an efficient Test process is adopted to ensure optimum App Quality! Let’s have a look…

Testing Tools

Sealights | Tips to improve Selenium on Sauce Labs results

Different browsers render applications differently, so web applications need to be able to detect on which browser they are running and adjust their app code accordingly. Successfully testing all browsers and all versions are no small feat which is exactly why Sauce Labs built their solution on Selenium. To enable QA teams to execute Selenium based automation suites on multiple permutations, operating systems, and versions, for multiple browsers and browser versions.

At first glance, this seems like we’re done and this is the perfect solution to achieve complete application matrix coverage. Unfortunately, nothing is that simple, and upon digging deeper, it is apparent that not all environments are available for certification. You will have some critical use case gaps, there’s no way around it. So what are they and how do you get around them?

Mobile Testing

Testing Mobile Applications for the Real World | Limitations of Mobile Emulator / Simulator (s)

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?