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ExtSolo Library – to extend your Robotium test automation

Today, I found a really nice library extension for Robotium. The name of the library is ExtSolo and stands for Extension Solo. The name stands for itself, it extends the known solo object provided by Robotium.
The library is developed by the guys from bitbar, the company behind testdroid.

If you check the provided API documentation, you find some really useful methods to integrate them into your Android test automation framework. There are methods like:

  • changeDeviceLanguage(java.util.Locale locale)
  • fail(java.lang.String name, java.lang.Object e)
  • setGPSMockLocation(double latitude, double longitude, double altitude)
  • turnWifi(boolean enabled)

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AppThwack – Android and Webapp Cloud Testing Service

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.

AppThwack Overall statisticsAppThwack Statistics on ErrorAppThwack Detail Statistics
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:

  • Real Devices
  • No Configuration
  • Custom Tests
  • Deep Analysis
  • Project Support
  • Multiple Users
  • Real Time
  • Private

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.

Have fun!

Source: http://www.appthwack.com/