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 for my readers.
The giveaway is basically a 30 minute extra time frame to test your Android app on real devices in the TestObject cloud based device lab.
The voucher for the extra 30 minutes is: AdventuresinQA
You can redeem the voucher in your account settings.
To get an impression of the testobject reports and features check the following images:
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.
Two days ago Sauce Labs introduced a new tool for iOS test automation: Appium on Sauce. Appium on Sauce is able to automate hybrid or native iOS apps. The new tool based on the open source tool Appium written in Node.js. Currently the tool support iOS devices only but Android support is on its way.
Appium uses Selenium commands and map these commands into a format for UIAutomation. It uses the WebDriver JSON Wire Protocol to drive UIAutomation.
Sauce Labs says, the tool requires no recompiling or modifications on the app you want to test. Tests can be written in any programming language and testing framework using the Selenium API. Appium on Sauce needs no setup and no maintenance. Tests can be run in parallel across several machines in the cloud. CI support is also included.
Currently the tool is only available by invitation to see if the environment is stable enough to handle many users and apps in parallel. For me this tool looks very promising and we will see how well it can be used.
Since today the new issue of the testing experience magazine is available. This time the magazine is all about Mobile App Testing. There are a plenty of really good articles about mobile testing. Check it out. Also my article about “Best Practices in Mobile App Testing”.
Table of content:
Mobile App Performance – How to Ensure High-Quality Experiences by Klaus Enzenhofer
Roadblocks and their workaround while testing Mobile Applications by Jeesmon Jacob & Mary Tharakan
Main issues in mobile app testing by Kerstin Knab
Beyond the Smartphone – Testing for the Developing World by Stephen Janaway
Best Practices in Mobile App Testing by Daniel Knott Read more
Today I found a really nice overview about Cloud based mobile testing service at the blog of mobileappstesting.com. The article give a nice overview of the current state of cloud based testing services. The post explains the different types of clouds and provide some useful questions for QA experts who decide to test in the cloud.