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Native mobile app test automation

Fast, codeless authoring of stable tests on real and virtual devices.

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Why automate mobile testing?

Everyone has a mobile device and expects quality from their mobile apps. Yet according to one study, users uninstall 49% of apps within the first 30 days of installation. In another study, 62% of responders said they would uninstall an app if it freezes, crashes, or has other errors. If your mobile app is the interface to your company, adequate testing can mean the difference between retaining or losing a customer.

Mobile Testing Challenges

Why Tricentis Testim Mobile?

Problems with other automation tools

Mobile testing challenges

Device types

Massive variability in mobile devices and operating system variants means there's more chance your app will fail.

Coding skills

Authoring mobile tests can require coding skills and knowledge of the mobile testing framework.

Test stability

Scripted tests use simple selectors to identify objects within the app. If the app changes, the tests fail.


Mobile apps may depend on GPS to provide contextual results. Testing must simulate different locations.

Device management

Real and virtual devices must be uploaded and connected before testing can even begin.

Hybrid scenarios

Some mobile apps integrate with web applications, yet test frameworks may be limited to a single technology.

Tricentis Testim Mobile

Testim Mobile is built on the same Testim platform used by hundreds of customers to drive quality into their web applications. It’s the same look and feel, with similar features and capabilities, so your team can efficiently test mobile easily and quickly.   

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Key Capabilities

Fast, flexible authoring

Author, configure, and customize stable tests fast. Testim’s low-code authoring makes it easy for everyone to participate in quality.

Code flexibility

Not all testing challenges can be solved with built-in features. That’s why Testim offers the ability to insert code into any step to handle testing challenges that are unique to your app. Like any step or group, custom steps can be shared and reused across other tests.

Test stability

Test stability is enhanced through powerful multi-attribute locators that help identify application objects. If one or more of the locators change, Testim can still find the object using alternate attributes to keep the test working.

Device management

With Tricentis Device Cloud, test on real iOS and Android devices on our grid backed by our support, all in one place. Save time–and get back to building.

Application management

Run your tests against the latest application version. Test an application on a physical device or upload your mobile application files and manage versions in a central repository for easy access. 


Error aggregation and suggested causes help you triage failures. Side-by-side screenshots pinpoint failures. Drill deeper with console and network logs at each test step.


Organizing tests with folders, labels, and suites. Build trust in your tests with changes controls, including branching, 3-way merge, and pull requests. Run your tests in your CI/CD pipelines to get feedback or create release blockers, depending on the test’s status.

Problems with other mobile automation tools

Requires scripting

Open-source frameworks or tools often require coding and special framework-specific syntax. Creating tests is slow and requires specialized resources that are often needed for application development.

Single locators

Frameworks like Appium, XCUITest, and Espresso use single locators to find objects. These locators can frequently change and break your tests, requiring more maintenance time to fix.

Poor reporting

Knowing whether a test passed or failed is necessary but not sufficient to determine release readiness. Your quality team needs to understand failure trends and incomplete tests to prioritize work efficiently.

Lacks change control

Tests are first-class assets like code. Control changes through branching, pull requests, and merges. Coded tests can leverage source code repositories like Git, but controls are missing from most vendor tools.

No device management

Getting your physical and virtual mobile devices ready for authoring or execution can consume huge amounts of time. Mobile testers need more efficient means of managing devices at scale.

No app management

Agile teams release apps frequently to get feedback and iterate. Teams should be able to easily apply the test suite against the correct version of the application.

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