Mobile devices continue to increase in popularity. All sorts of software applications are developed for a variety of mobile platforms: iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows smart phones, PDAs. Yet mobile devices pose a number of challenges that must be addressed before the user has a chance to get frustrated.
The cost of error in mobile software is high, and verifying that the changes introduced to one of its components are not going to cause problems with the other parts of the application is essential. Yet the time-to-market is ever more important, hence the need to run the tests quickly is a must. However, testing mobile apps manually takes significantly more time that testing web or Windows applications the data entry is much slower on mobile keyboards than on regular ones.
All this makes mobile test automation an imperative. Yet its tricky. Using emulators reduces the reliability of the test after all, you want to make sure the app runs well on the device, not on a PC-based emulator. Special tools are expensive to maintain, and often they do not fit in your overall testing framework.
Conflair has a solution - RealMobileTM, our unique patent-pending method that enables
Supporting multiple platforms: iPhone/iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian,
Automating the tests on a PC using common test automation tools
Executing the scripts on the device itself while controlling them from the PC
Utilizing same scripts for multiple devices
Accessing the device, database, web server, and the web front from the same script
Watch our YouTube videos to understand how RealMobileTM works:
Mobile test automation is necessary yet challenging. We at Conflair know how to do it well.