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Mobile testing challenges
Massive variability in mobile devices and operating system variants means there's more chance your app will fail.
Authoring mobile tests can require coding skills and knowledge of the mobile testing framework.
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.
Real and virtual devices must be uploaded and connected before testing can even begin.
Some mobile apps integrate with web applications, yet test frameworks may be limited to a single technology.
Fast, flexible authoring
Author, configure, and customize stable tests fast. Testim’s low-code authoring makes it easy for everyone to participate in quality.
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 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.
The Tricentis Mobile Agent helps teams easily manage and connect to any Android and iOS device remotely or locally. It speeds up device management so you can accelerate testing.
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
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.
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.
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.