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Android application testing

I have been working as Android developer and been presenting about Android testing with the main SDK tooling, Robotium and Robolectric and running builds on Hudson. It looks like there is a lot of ...
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Appium vs. AndroidDriver + IPhoneDriver in Mobile Automation Tests

I have been writing Selenium Browser automated tests and now I would like to begin writing mobile browser automated tests for Android and IPhone. I am deciding between the Appium framework and the ...
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Continuous Integration and testing environment and configuration for Android

I am an Android developer but I am not satisfied with my testing and Continuous Integration environment and configuration. Someone could recommend me how to configure the best setup and workflow for ...
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How to test a location based application

Our application is location based. We have tested its main functionality, (using mock locations) and now it is time to test how it reacts on real cases using GPS. So, what are the main limitations ...
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How do I determine which Android devices to test my application on that will provide the largest coverage with the least amount of handsets?

a new poster here, so I hope I'm posting a good question on-topic. The problem: Android platform is famous for it's saturation and variety. Even if I test my app on 6 different devices (low-end, ...
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Experiences with automation of hybrid mobile apps

I am looking into the UI test automation options for hybrid apps (Cordova PhoneGap) on both iOS and Android. So far I still struggle with finding any decent tool. I may consider proprietary product ...
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How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps?

We're working on an Android game (a port) for a professional game studio. We have internal QA who've done a great job testing the app on multiple devices but we'd still like to expand feedback more ...
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What the most efficient way of testing cross platform (i.e. iOS and Android) applications?

I work on several projects were the client wants basically the same application implemented in both iOS and Android. At the end of the day, you have to test both - they are distinct pieces of ...
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Instrumented testing of Android Widget fails

When I try to run my Android instrumented on Google Cloud Platform I get the error "Your test artifact is not an android artifact!". My app is a Widget and I wonder if that's the reason? It works ...
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Running automated tests for Unity apps on iOS/Android devices?

I want to run automated tests for a game that I am developing with Unity. It runs on iOS and Android devices. As a first step we would like to Launch the game on device type X If the game loaded on ...
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Mobile application testing

I am new to "Mobile application testing" and I googled and got appium and selandroid. I want to learn mobile application testing and I have experience selenium webdriver with java. Queries are: I ...
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how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new android for testing the mobile platform?

right now we only have the Sprint HTC Hero and i feel there is need for a more recent model of android for QA testing our mobile platform so, how do i make the case to management for QA to get a new ...
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Andriod Selenium testing by Python - connecting problem

I'm trying to get the Selenium Android client to run in my emulator: Install SDK Run emulator Install android-server-2.0rc1.apk in the emulator and devices Forward the port by adb forward tcp:8080 ...
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How do you handle your automation deadlines if Appium/iOS/Android versions keeps updating and these updates have issues?

How do you handle your automation deadlines if Appium/iOS/Android versions keeps updating and these updates have issues? Do you test with the old versions for your deadlines or test with the updated ...
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Setup appium for Android on Mac osx 10.8.5

I am new to mobile testing. I want to configure appium for testing android applicaiton on Mac machine. Can someone provide the steps to do. And I want to using with selenium webdriver using Java.
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How to Force a server error on Android / Iphone platform?

So my question is somewhat simple. I want to test 2 things Error logging Server error page For the web platform it's somewhat easy to do using fiddler or Charles (I'm sure there are plenty other ...
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iPhone / Android Emulators for PC that works with apk / ipa files

We have an application coming up, which is a hybrid application developed using Phonegap. This will be available to us as APK and IPA packages. I have been trying Android ADT Emulator, it is painfully ...
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Hybrid app automation using appium with selenium

I trying to automate a hybrid app using the appium-selenium setup. I facing problem in getting the object properties. I am using ui automator to identify elements but it is unable to do the job. It ...
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How to know which tab is currently selected on my Android app, using Calabash?

Our app uses tabs (android.widget.TabWidget). It looks similar to . Using Calabash, how to verify that 'TAB1' is selected in example?
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Load testing web service with SoapUI to confirm android app's slowness

The AUT is on Android platform which has experienced slowness or long time loading a section's contents (more than 17s). I can notice the app only has long time loading the first time I enter that ...
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How to locate or write Xpath for an element of an Hybrid app which has only class and no other attribute

I am new to mobile automation and Appium and unable to find a way to get xpath or locate an element, getting following node details in uiautomatorviewer: index:0 text: resourceid: class: ...
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Why session is not created in Bot-Bot?

I'm using Bot-Bot, Android automation testing tool with record and replay features. I was able to start a server, record and play sample APK accompanied with bot. Now I need to test my own APK, so I ...
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Android App testing with appium

I am testing android app using appium. Everything is working fine but I want to know as tester that how can I get below parameters of APK : 1 - app-package 2 - app-activity If you are using appium ...
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Is a web application bug found on the Android emulator more likely than not to be a legitimate bug?

Our company hopes to roll out support for mobile devices this year. We plan to go with a pure-browser solution. I am working on a strategy for testing our web application's mobile support. We will, ...
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Android Studio and Appium

I am trying to learn Appium for a new project. I read through the manuals and the official documentation and I have one question. Most of the tutorials seem to focus on Eclipse + Android SDK ...
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How does one measure pixel width on mobile devices?

I have a question about running fit and finish testing on mobile devices. For checking designs, the test usually involves measuring the pixel width of on-screen elements for webpages or native apps on ...
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Mobile app security testing

I am trying to analyze on "what could be done from testing point of view" for testing a mobile app for (ios & Android) on "Application Security level". Here are the points that I wish to consider ...
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how to compare my app battery usage to other apps usage?

I have built a navigation app (android and iOS) I want to automatically\manually test its battery consumption while navigating from A to B. And compare it to the battery consumption of external apps ...
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how to run monkeytalk recorded scripts in multiple times?

We are using eclipse luna 4.4.1, adb is installed on linux system to test android app. I have recorded a monkeytalk script. So my question is how to run that monkeytalk recorded script in 500 times. ...
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Is it possible to use Appium to install a second APK?

First a little disclaimer, I'm not an automator, but I'm trying to learn. I'm trying to maintain code that someone else wrote. We are using Appium capabilities to launch the APK under test on an ...
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How can I get the android window size using Java as programming language? [closed]

How to detect the screen size for different android phones? I want the coordinate values like startx, starty, endx, endy. With that I can use the swipe method which takes these coordinates as ...
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Android App api testing with mock

Currently, I ran into a situation where we are having constant Backend/API issues and because of the same, I can't continue with the testing. I was wondering if it is somehow possible to use a server ...
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Using MonkeyTalk to test android app, the record button stays disabled

I am unable to record in MonkeyTalk, the record button stays disabled I took the following steps: Created a sample android project in eclipse Created libs folder in the android project and copied ...
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While creating android AVD I am getting following error .Target id is not valid. Use 'android list targets' to get the target ids [closed]

I am using following command to create avd. ./android create avd -n YourAndroid -t 12 -c 100M I have installed all the packages and in the setting I have checked force htpps://..to be fetched ...
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Running Selenium webdriver scripts in android device (Samsung galaxy tab)-Portrait mode

I have been stuck in an issue while running selenium webdriver script in android device -Portrait mode. Script is running successfully in landscape mode but when we run the same script in android ...
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how to test mobile application which uses wifi connection?

i am in need to test the application which was working based on the wi-fi signal strength,is it there any application/automation tool to randomize my wifi signal and check for applications ...
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Suggest some Android and iPhone mobile app automation tools [closed]

Please suggest me tools for Android and iPhone app automation testing. I have searched some, like - Appium, Calabash, MonkeyTalk, Selendroid, Robotium, etc. But, I am confused to choose any one. ...
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Test suite, Test plan, Test cases for Android application

I have been asked to learn about Test Plan, Test Suite, Black Box Testing, Test Cases. Can anyone guide me in which order should I start learning? And also what are the necessary test cases for ...
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Selenium Webdriver Mobile with Python - AndroidWebdriver4Python installation question

I found this Android webdriver API on github. I already have the Selenium Python client and have written many plain web-based test scripts with it. I have tried asking the git owner, but he has not ...
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Can Appium be used to test code coverage with Jococo for android?

Is it possible to get code coverage of my android app using jococo and appium? From what I understand, Appium takes the built apk and uses that for running the tests. So, is there any way around this ...
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Android Quality Assurance Tool for Android

As a part of my class project I need to implement UI testing and QA testing on my sample android app which I have developed in Eclipse a while ago. I am thinking to run the Robotium as part of UI ...
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Evolution of Android testing methods [closed]

I'm doing a research on Android testing methods and their evolution in time. Could someone point me in the right direction (recent articles, books) I'm finding a lot of material surfing blindly but ...
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How to post a Utest project?

We have an android app that we have to do a little bit of usability testing/beta testing.All I have found about Utest.com is you can sign up and work on projects, but I was unable to find how to post ...
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Tools for mobile web services, rest api testing

I am looking for some tools for testing the background rest API and web services for mobile application based on android as well as iPhone.
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What language is required when learning Selendroid?

I want to learn Selendroid. I do not know what language I need to know before starting with selendroid. I know selenium using Java. For selendroid, do I have to learn android?
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Ideas of load testing Android Push server side application

We are building server side GCM and ApplePush application. And I need any ideas on how to perform load testing of our server against GCM and real devices. Sure, I can get 10 or 20 android phones and ...
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Connect selendroid with Genymotion

I have been working using selendroid to test android app. Code is running fine but thing is default android virtual devices are too slow. So I would like to call genymotion virtual device instead of ...
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Is it possible to use Selenium's RemoteWebDriver and Appium's AppiumDriver in parallel?

I tried asking this on StackOverflow but unfortunately I couldn't find a solution to this there. Then I learned about SQA StackExchange so I thought I'd try here too. I'm trying to write some test ...
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Authentic Testing of Mobile Website

I'm currently on a project in which we've set up a test infrastructure for automated regression testing of the customer's website (that is, the desktop and mobile versions thereof). My question ...
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How priority of Push Notifications is decided in Android or iOS apps? [closed]

Suppose user has received around 5 notifications for the same app in Notification center/status bar and user tap any of the notification from notification center/status bar without viewing it then: ...