Yesterday, I read the latest blog post from AppThwack, that they now support real iOS devices on their test cloud. Developers and testers are now able to run their automated XCTest or OCUnit test suites against the provided cloud with more than 46 iOS devices, from iPhone to iPad.
The big advantage of having the OCUnit support in the AppThwack cloud, is that a number of popular iOS testing frameworks are built on top of OCUnit. There are tools like KIF (Keep It Functional), Kiwi, Spectra or OCMock. If you already have an automated test suite with one of those tools, you can easily execute them now against the cloud. All you have to do is upload your bundle either with the provided UI or API.
Another new cloud testing service is available, named AppThwack. AppThwack is currently available for testing Android Apps but will soon provide the possibility to test also mobile web apps on different test devices. See a Sneak Peak in the company blogpost about the web app testing.
If you want to test your Android app on different devices you have 2 options to test your app.
The first one is to upload the production apk file and see what is happening with your app, if it is installed and executed on different devices. This is a very basic test just to see if your app is running and not crashing. The second approach is that you upload also your Robotium test apk file. Then your own test automation is also executed in the testlab on different devices.
After the test execution, AppThwack provide really nice test result statistics including Screenshots, Logs, Stack Traces and Trend in real time.
Right now AppThwack has an open beta process where you can register. To get a overview of the feature set you can start a live demo.
Here is a short list of the provided features:
The cloud testing service AppThwack looks really good and promising. I really like the real time overview in the statistic section. You should sign for the current beta!
Let’s see what the payment is, when they go live with the service, And how the competitors Apkudo and testdroid will react.