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I'm trying to push my organisation into more modern ways of testing our mobile software, thus I'm trying to build a list of tools that I can use to present to my line manager and his bosses. By testing I mean either allow for automated testing or just to keep tracking of unit and functionality testing.

The platform that need to be supported are:

  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Mobile
  • Windows Phone

Support for Blackberry and others is optional.

I am not looking for tools that only allow for web apps testing, only native apps.

I know of

It seems that there are a lot of tools available for web apps but not that many for native apps.

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The answer depends on type of tools you would like to use. If you are familiar with agile software development and want your developers to implement and maintain test automation on UI level that you can consider to use developers focused tools



  • UI Automation(from Apple) it has a lot of JS extensions like tune_js
  • Frank(built on top of UI Automation)
  • Calabash

There are a lot of free tools available for both Android and iOS but that I specified worked well on my past.

I did not use things like Ranorex or Borland because open-sourced tools was enough to solve my tasks.

P.S. Sorry I cannot post more that two links due to SE limitation

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Thanks for the reply! Although your answer is good it does not cover multi-platform tools, only tools that work with a single platform. –  Nuno Curado May 9 '13 at 10:21
I'm not a fan of heavy test automation tools because just small group of people supposed to use it. Due to license costs. I want developers to maintain those tests in the same language they write application. All other practices is coming from this statement. –  Andrii Dzynia May 10 '13 at 16:30
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