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The acceptance of automation in the software testing industry is a testament to the advantages that come along with it. Not only does automation save copious amounts of time but also removes the scope for errors caused by human factors. A wide range of tools is available today to help testers automate their test scripts. Choosing the correct testing tool for your applications is imperative to the success of the project. In this blog, I will be writing on the top 10 mobile testing tools, that you could use for a successful application testing engagement
The following tools have been in discussed in this blog:
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Before we start discussing the tool, let’s go over the key factors a testing team should keep in mind before choosing a particular tool for testing an application.
Let’s begin discussing the top tools being used in the mobile application testing industry.
TestComplete is a UI automation testing tool that is developed by SmartBear. SmartBear has been named as a leader in the Gartner magic quadrant for software test automation. TestComplete allows you to create, maintain and execute test scripts for desktop, web and mobile applications. With TestComplete, you can increase test coverage and ensure you ship high-quality, battle-tested software.
Kobiton markets itself as a mobile experience platform, rather than a mobile testing platform. This is because Kobiton provides a seamless experience to testers by furnishing the process of testing. Whether you need on-demand access to real devices, an instant health-check across 350+ devices or you’re implementing a full enterprise device lab, Kobiton has you covered. The fact that Kobtion works on iOS and Android both, is just icing on the cake.
Calabash is an open source automation testing tool that works on both iOS and Android (native apps only). The tool allows you to write and execute automated acceptance tests for mobile applications. Not only is it open source, but also free of cost. Calabash is developed and maintained by Xamarin.
Appium is an open source automation testing tool developed by Sauce Labs. It is also freely distributed by them. Appium markets itself as a one-stop solution for everything related to mobile application testing. Whether you’re developing a hybrid, native or web-based application; Appium can be used to test the application. And the best part about Appium is that it is cross-platform and works on Mac, Windows and an array of Linux distributions.
Monkey Talk is an open source testing tool that can be used to test iOS and Android apps both. The tool comprises of thee segments – the IDE, the scripts and the operator. It is simple to set up and easy to learn. Regardless of its simplicity, Monkey Talk can handle everything, from little smoke tests to the tough data-driven test suits for native, hybrid and web-based apps.
EarlGrey is an automation testing framework for native iOS applications. It is developed and maintained by Google. At this moment, EarlGrey 2.0 is being currently distributed and has some major changes compared to EarlGrey 1.0. EarlGrey 2.0 allows you to write clear, concise tests in Objective-C / Swift and enables out of process interactions with XCUITest.
Testdroid has one focus, and that is to save costs behind application improvement. Other than that, Testdroid also strives to provide a seamless experience for a development and testing team by allowing applications to be tested against various hardware configurations. It enables remote manual access to more than 300 genuine gadgets running Android before an application is propelled. Testdroid is the quickest way to publicize your application while also decreasing operational and other peripheral costs.
Appium Studio is an IDE created by Experitest, designed for mobile test automation development and execution using the AppiumSelenium WebDriver API. It is a commercially enhanced version of Appium desktop, a tool we previously discussed in this list. It addresses the core challenges faced by a tester while using Appium for testing applications. Appium Studio allows organizations to release high-quality mobile apps in considerably lesser amounts of time.
Experitest is one of the names commonly found when researching mobile application testing platforms. The tool allows a tester to continuously test a wide range of mobile applications (local, web or hybrid) over a substantial choice of programs. It also completely coordinates with industry open source postures, for example, Appium, Selenium, etc.
With this, we have reached the end of this mobile testing tools list. I hope you guys had fun learning about these nifty tools that have found widespread acceptance in the mobile application testing industry. If you would like to pursue a career in mobile application testing, please check out edureka’s Appium Certification Training Course. The course comes with live instructor-led sessions, along with 24×7 support for all your queries related to the course.
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