[VIDEO] See Android automated testing in action
Can Android automated testing or iOS automated testing help you save on your next mobile software project? The answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Automating your mobile testing can save on money and time — allowing you to ramp your testing efforts up or down by adjusting your scripts.
Top reasons to use Android automated testing on your next project
1. It helps your team combat the exponential growth of software testing.
Before automation, the best solution for testing software with multiple versions in the marketplace, used on multiple devices with several servers was to scale up your testing team and hope the increased budget was a pill your executive management team could swallow.
Let’s consider a sample scenario and assume each feature combination requires 10 minutes of manual regression testing and costs a total of $11. With 20 features, on 3 devices, 2 different operating systems, 1 server and 1 version of the app, your cost is $1,320.
With 30 features, 3 devices, 4 OS, 3 servers and 3 versions of the app, costs increase exponentially. With this series of variables, simply validating that the software works now requires $35,640.
Automation testing removes the burden of staggering economics from product owners managing an internal or external testing team. Once the initial investment to setup the tests has been completed, scaling them for different versions and features involves tweaks to the code — not hours spent validating interactions in one feature set after another.
2. Android automated testing eliminates the “device cabinet.”
Remember the days of housing tens of devices — and purchasing the latest each time one was release to verify your software withstood the ever-evolving form factor. Things went from complicated to costly if testing involved shipping devices across the country or between continents. There had to be a better way to manage mobile automation testing between Agile distributed teams. Cloud testing solutions offer teams access to the complete range of devices without having to physically house the devices.
The power of the Xamarin Test Cloud — for example — allows users to filter by manufacturer or phone in selecting the devices for each test. Tests can be run across multiple devices in parallel saving on time.
Some of the options beyond Xamarin Test Cloud include:
See it in action
Watch a video of the webinar featuring VP of Strategic Consulting Craig Knighton and Senior Automation QA Georgi Ivanov demo writing scripts for Android automated testing and viewing their performance in the Xamarin Test Cloud.
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