Extra Time to Test your Mobile App in the Cloud from TestObject

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a guest blog post at the testobject.com blog about Robotium Recorder. My post is more like a tutorial on how to install and use the Recorder in order to setup a nAndroid test environment. The guys from TestObject liked my post and therefore they offered me some free giveaways … Read more

How to stress test your iOS app

My last blog post was about stress testing your android app. Today I found another interesting stress testing tool for iOS. The tool is called UI AutoMonkey. The tool is really simple and can be added directly to your xCode project. UI AutoMonkey runs in UIAutomation and Instruments. All you have to do is to … Read more

How to stress test your Android app with Monkey

Today I want to show you a small nice tool, to stress test your Android app. The tool is called monkey and is part of the Android SDK. The tool is not new, but I didn’t had the chance/ time to work with the tool.

Monkey is a program that runs on your device or emulator. While running it is generating pseudo-random user events such as touch, click, rotate, swipe, mute the phone, shutdown wifi and many more, to stress test your app and to see how your app is handling all those inputs.

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I SLICED UP FUN by Jonathan Kohl

While attending the first CMAP (Certified Mobile App Professional) course in germany, I stumbled up on “I SLICED UP FUN” by Jonathan Kohl. Jonathan created a mnemonic for mobile app testing and named it “I SLICED UP FUN”. This mnemonic should help you to generate test ideas especially for mobile apps.

Here is a short look at the mnemonic.

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Do it yourself – Build your own mobile cam holder

In the last couple of months my colleagues and I struggled with mobile presentations. We had always two situations/ problems. Either we showed our apps during the sprint review meeting just to the client on the real device and all others could not see what we were presenting. Or we were fighting with HDMI/ VGA cables to connect the device to the projector, but we never get the perfect setup up and runing, so that everyone in the meeting was happy. So we thought about a mobile cam holder for the presentations, where the app is presented on the real device. The installed web cam should be connected to a laptop and the interactions from the device are visible on the projector.

The whole team agreed, that we need such a cam holder. We checked the internet for cam holders to buy, but the solutions we found are really expensive and not what we wanted. So the next logical step was to build our own cam holder.

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