OutOfMemory Exception with Robotium – Update IV

If you are using Robotium for test automation your Android app and you have many test cases that must be executed, you may run into an OutOfMemory Exceptions after a certain time of test execution. I have this problem with my test suite. The full test suite consists of around 110 test cases. Besides the … Read more

YAATT – Yet Another Android Testing Tool

Thanks to my colleague @the_qa_guy I got the information that there is another test automation tool for Android Apps. The tool is called bot-bot and provide a selenium like test automation for native Android Apps using a capture & replay functionality. The tool is developed by Imaginea and based on the keyword driven approach. bot-bot … Read more

Useful Android Development/ Testing Tools powered by troido

This week I attended the Mobile Developer Conference in Hamburg/ Germany. In the talk from Miroslav Simudvarac (www.troido.de) he presented some really useful Android Development Tools. I really like the tools and I think they are really helpful for Android Developers or Quality Assurance Experts.

The first tool is the so called re-signer developed by Miroslav Simudvarac. If you want to test e.g. with Robotium against an existing APK file and you don’t have access to the source code, you need to resign the APK file with your own signature. In a previous post I explained why you have to change the signature and how to do this on a commandline. With the re-signer tool you are now able to resign APK files over a graphical user interface. All you need ist the re-sign.jar file and an installed Android SDK. The tool can be downloaded from here. Download the jar file and execute it with a double click or from commandline with java -jar re-sign.jar. The following user interface should show up.

To resign your APK file, just Drag & Drop the file in the window. If the resigning was successful a popup window will show up and give you the information about the starting activity and the package name of the APK file that you need for your Robotium Manifest.xml file. Thats it! Now you should be able to resign APK files even faster!

The second tool is the so called Cert-Checker.

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Iqnite April 2012: Talk about Android Test Automation with Robotium

Last week my paper for the iqnite conference 2012 (april) in Duesseldorf was accepted. The talk is about mobile test automation using the tool robotium. The presentation will inlcude facts about robotium and a live Demo Session that show the possibilities of the tool. For more information about robotium check http://code.google.com/p/robotium. Or read a recent blogpost … Read more

Robotium 3.0 is out there!

Since November 16th the latest version of Robotium 3.0 is released. This new version of Robotium provides several new and improved methods to test your Android app. As Renas Reda in the jayway blog says: “Robotium is now faster, lighter and more stable then ever!” I hope that is true because the previous versions of Robotium were really slow in the execution, even on real devices. So let’s see what’s new!

The following two methods are new to wait for views:

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