Is there any mobile cloud testing service for Android offering enhanced location capabilities? My requirements are:

  • Playback of recorded GPS/location data
  • GPS data needs to be provided as 'real' data, not as (recognizable) mock data
  • ARM only app, so emulators are probably not an option

I haven't found a service yet that offers location capabilities beyond setting a static location before each test run. Is there any service out there that meets my requirements?

  • Not really sure because I haven't used it personally, but maybe AWS Device Farm can help you with it. Commented Jul 13, 2022 at 6:26

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There's always an option called:

  • Crowdtesting;

You can basically hire remote testers from a specific country which will have specific mobile devices. It will be quite cheap if you want to do for example one test case, or short exploratory testing session.

You could create a test case that requires them to walk like 2km or something like that. It really depends on what you are searching for :)

For example:

  • Thanks for the suggestion, but I'd like to run automated tests.
    – jbxbergdev
    Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 15:20
  • Right, and forcing a device location by external GPS signal would be ok? Can you tell us a little more about that automated test? You need to force a specific path, or...? Commented Dec 6, 2017 at 19:00
  • Yes, as described in my question, I'd need to simulate a path. The location would need to come from the 'real' location provider (= not be regognizeable by the system as mocked location).
    – jbxbergdev
    Commented Jan 11, 2018 at 11:26

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