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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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Mobile automation: Boss wants 100% coverage. How feasible is that?

Just started a new mobile automation role using react native for iOS. I'm not new to automation, but I am new to React Native (with detox and jest). The learning curve is slow, but we are getting ...
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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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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

While interviewing a QA candidate, we showed him our company's game from the Google Play Store. We asked him to play a bit and tell what the game is about. The game is simple enough, and we expect ...
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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 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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Appium: How to find installed app's package name and its main Activity in Appium?

For mobile application automation I am using appium and in that following things are mandatory: WebDriver wd; File app=new File("Path\\to\\WhatsApp.apk"); DesiredCapabilities dc=new ...
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Why session is not created in Bot-Bot? [closed]

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 by a bot. Now I need to test my own APK, so I ...
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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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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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How do I determine which Android devices to test on so that I get the best coverage?

Android platform is famous for it's saturation and variety. Even if I test my app on 6 different devices (low-end, high-end, gingerbread, honeycomb, ICS, small display, large display, vanilla android, ...
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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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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 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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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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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 didn'...
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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 expected results for each step and finally a notes ...
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How to create or mock 100+ wifi networks for testing purposes?

We have found an issue while testing our application in a specific location; whenever there are too many wifi networks in the vicinity, the app crashes. Does anyone know: How many wifi networks can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 SeeTest?...
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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 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 ...
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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 report screen resolution of mobile phone for devs to replicate using 'mobile view'?

I found a defect using an LG G4 android device. It has a 5 inch screen and the manufacturer writes that it's resolution is 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD) PPI 538. I would like to report the defect stating the ...
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Free tool to test mobile apps manually

I want to know if there is any free tool available to manually test the mobile apps and mobile websites. I dont want to use the real devices. Need to emulate the devices
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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 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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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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What issues, when automating responsive mobile sites, don't appear on a desktop

We're trying to have automated mobile testing but it's taking a huge amount of effort and I'm not seeing any rewards. Our site is responsive and has a mobile view. We do not have native mobile apps. ...
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iOS: check RAM usage on iPad

I am testing a mobile application on iPad at the moment. The problem is: I noticed that the longer that I ran this application, the slower it got and eventually it would crash. I suspect there is ...
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What is a good mobile application testing training plan? [closed]

As per my understanding, I have created following training plan. Please review and let me know if I'm missing something or anything needs to be update? Topics Introduction to Mobile Testing What is ...
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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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How to simulate multiple login and request on mobile app?

Just wanted to ask if there is a possibility to simulate multiple logins and request(e.g.100 users) on a mobile app? Is it possible using on JMeter? If Yes, How? Are there any other specific tools ...
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iOS Mobile App Testing on Windows

I am taking my first dive into testing a mobile app. It will be available to iOS and Android. I've been searching for a way to test and automate iOS without having an actual iPhone or any other Mac ...
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Test whether SMS are received by customers

We send SMS to customers in multiple countries (several countries in Europe, US, Australia). Our customers use different mobile networks in their respective countries. How can we test that our SMS ...
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The company I work for have provided me with money to spend on training ? Need ideas on what to spend on to help further my QA career! [closed]

I've been working in QA for a year and a half now, I started of doing manual testing and then I've moved on to QA automation and or been using Ruby + selenium webdriver + page object model + page ...
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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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Unable to open Safari app on iPhone simulator while running Selenium test using ios-driver

I am trying to automate mobile web testing using ios-driver. The safari browser does not open even though the simulator launches. The configuration as shown on terminal by running the command java -...
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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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Define different cases of Android test cases and ios test cases in same application

I have to write first time ios app test cases. I don't understand the different cases between android application and ios application of the same application. I know functionality-wise both are the ...
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Issue when login to android app. using selendroid

I am using selendroid to test android app. Everything works fine till login click/tap. Once I Tap/Click on login button it close my android application and does not returning any error. My code is ...