Issues related to testing on mobile devices (smartphones, tablets).

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What are some tools for testing Mobile web apps?

I'm thinking along the lines of a Firebug for the iPhone/iPad/Android/BB that can truly give more insight on the markup/scripts. Even when testing on the simulator/device, it's hard to truly simulate ...
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What are some ways In which testing a mobile application is different from testing a PC application?

My company is considering offering an application for Android devices and iPhones. What are some of the challenges of testing a mobile application that are different from testing a PC application (or ...
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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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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 to test upgrades for an iOS application?

We have an application in which version 1.0 is live on the Apple/iTunes app store and we are currently developing and testing version 1.1. One of our requirements is that user credentials and error ...
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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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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but ...
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What are the available multi platform test tools available for native mobile applications?

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 ...
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What are some authoritative sources for smart phone market share for helping to determine test device purchases?

Our company plans to roll out a mobile support for our site later this year. I will need to test it. I will investigate several testing strategies, but one I will definitely use is testing on actual ...
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What are the different things to capture in a test case?

In our Project we have a test case based on Rational Test Manager (RUP Process). This test case includes: description, preconditions, steps and expected results for each step and finally a notes ...
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What test recorders are available for mobile app testing?

I'm looking for test recorder that help me with mobile app testing (Android, iOS, Windows Phone/Mobile). So far, I have found the following. Xamarin Test Recorder, still under development Ranorex ...
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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 to simulate a network loss issue while Testing?

I am working on mobile applications As we know every user shall have experienced network loss issues due to various reasons while using an app. Now my requirement is that how shall i guarantee an app ...
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What is the right behavior when user press Logout button while being offline?

I am testing mobile application and have one question regarding the offline mode. When there is no connection, what should be the right behavior when user press Log out button? My concern is if the ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

New to the site. Please let me know if this question is out of the scope of this forum, and if there is a better place to post it. I have developed many applications both in a production environment ...
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How to test an in-app purchase of an iOS app

I have to test an iOS app for in-app purchase functionality. I'm doing it first time and I don't have any idea about it. So anyone please tell me the possible test area of it?
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Mobile application testing on emulators or devices

Do we have to test on emulators or a real devices for testing mobile applications?
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How to test battery consumption of mobile app?

I want to test mobile app battery consumption on android. I am new to this. Is there anyone who can guide me about this?
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Is there a tool to test Videos in a Mobile App

I am working on a Mobile App project and I am particularly focused on the Video module of it. Scenario I am looking to Automate. is there a open source tool that can do this Scroll Down to the Video ...
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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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Is it possible to create something like PageObjects with SeeTest?

We reflect to use SeeTest for mobile app test automation. I am familiar with Selenium 2 / WebDriver and love to use PageObjects. Is it possible to create PageObjects or something similar with ...
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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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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

How to test my application for gps location without travelling in real time ? Problem behind my query : I am in need to test a travel based application where your location will change according to ...
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Which automation tool should be learn for mobile devices? [closed]

I am working as a manual tester.I need to learn automation because my company has mobile application projects in pipeline process. So please suggest which tool should I learn ? Thanks in advance
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Using Charles Proxy to test mobile app network

I would like to test the behavior of my app in case of slow network. Can Charles Proxy do it? please give me some guidance. Many thanks.
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Where can I find good tutorials for Cloud Environment, Automated Testing in Cloud and Tools [closed]

I want to learn automation testing in cloud and I do not have knowledge or experience in cloud environment. I searched over the internet and found some blogs, steps, etc but I am not sure whether ...
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Why run unit tests on mobile devices?

I know unit test suites exist for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, etc. I have some experience in writing unit tests in Java using JUnit, and C++ using CppUnit. Why would one want to write a ...
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Appium: How to find installed app's package name and its main Activity in Appium?

I am doing mobile application automation testing using appium and in that following things are must: WebDriver wd; File app=new File("Path\\to\\WhatsApp.apk"); DesiredCapabilities dc=new ...
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testing an nfc application

My company is currently developing a Near Field Communication(NFC) based application. What test scenarios need to be checked for NFC-based applications? How do I test the applications which use NFC? ...
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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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Multi-platform testing | What PageObject approach to use?

When developing multi-platform test framework (e.g. mobile-focused) there can be several ways to use PageObject pattern. For instance, platforms can be separated at least: at the level of locators ...
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Test automation strategy for mobile apps

I am currently working on planning a test strategy for test automation for our mobile apps. The problem is that all the automation frameworks I've seen utilize a slightly different context than what ...
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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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How to do performance/load testing of a mobile App?

Is it useful to do separate load testing on a mobile App? I mean a mobile App is just a light weight client/viewer (like a browser) which internally calls some services/web API's. So, can we say load ...
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What tools can be used to automate testing on Windows Phone 8?

What frameworks / tools enable to automate testing on Windows Phone 8 platform? I'm interested in testing of all application types, including Mobile web Native apps Hybrid apps Silverlight apps ...
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Testcases for mobile apps on different devices

I am developing test-cases for some mobile apps for my organization. Do I need to prepare different test cases for the same application for different devices like iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry? ...
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Trainings about mobile app testing

I'm not familiar with trainings about testing because I learned everything my own, but there are - I have - options to attend on different trainings, especially about mobile app testing. Do you know ...
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Is there any tool to check Performace of the mobile web site on real mobile devices?

Could you please suggest a tool that can be used to measure performance of a web site on real Mobile devices like Android, iOS etc. ? Is there any tool that can be used on Mobile devices and on a ...
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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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Is there a way to empty the browser appcache on mobile browsers?

On any mobile browser. Any info would be appreciated. I think I know how to do it on mobile safari, but I don't know about any of the others.
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Web application testing on Mobile browser

Currently we are working on one of the web app for Mobile (that will cover iOS and Android devices). So my question here is what should be the strategy for testing web apps: Is it necessary to ...
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Running Selenium Script in Chrome browser in android devices

Can any one suggest me how to do a set up to run selenium scripts in chrome browser of android device. Currently script is running fine in native browser of android device, but the requirement is ...
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Force 3G connection for iPhone? [closed]

I need to do some testing on 3G for a client and I have found no other way to do so without standing in the elevator. To avoid that, is there any way to force my iPhones to stay connected on 3G only? ...
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Integration of STB tester with appium

I want to integrate STB tester with Appium so that I can automate video validation test cases of my app. Could anyone give me some tips where to start? I have setup STB tester and Appium. What steps ...
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Unable to perform the actions on already installed app in android

I am trying to execute code as shown below. But the error prompted is [org.openqa.selenium.SessionNotCreatedException:]A new session could not be created. (No app set; either start appium with --app ...
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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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Unable to open the specified URL on a real device while running Selenium tests using ios-driver

I am trying to automate mobile web testing using ios-driver on an iPhone 6 plus (real device). The Safari browser opens but the specified URL (google.com in this case) is not opened (i.e. only ...