In recent years, automation becomes a gold mine for the organization. And there’s nothing wrong about this statement, agreed? Eventually, automation not only saves plenty of time but also preserves the energy of the individuals. By making the use of automation techniques, organizations can perform various monotonous tasks in pre-defined standards. No doubt, automation is proven as a helping hand when it comes to streamlining smooth business operations and organizational processes. The use of automation techniques is spreading like wildfire. Nowadays, the IT sector has also started using automation to analyze and simplify numerous activities that technically complex.
Testing is a vitally necessary element of Information Technology. In layman terms, the websites or mobile applications which do not undergo the testing process are considered unreliable ones. The testing process makes sure that the website or mobile app is now bug-free and rich in terms of performance. On the other hand, if you are not paying appropriate attention to the same, it also impacts your client base. So, proper and tailor-fit testing is the building block for an effective system.
Presently, there are several automation testing tools available that allow the developers to identify the quality and effectiveness of the system they are working on, whether it is a website or a mobile application. These kinds of automated testing software not only save time for the developers but also reduce the probability of errors or bugs in the website. In this post, I will give you an overview of some of the best Android & iOS automation app testing tools.
Appium, it is one of the open-source mobile app test automation tools, used to test Android and iOS applications. By making the use of Appium, developers can test native, web, and Hybrid mobile apps. Appium uses the WebDriver interface to run the testing process. Talking about the languages, it supports many programming languages that refer to WebDriver library, including C#, Java, and Ruby.
Robotium is also an open-source tool used to test Android applications. Software testers use this tool to check all sorts of Android hybrid and native apps. By using Robotium testing tool, you can quickly write robust automatic black-box test cases for Android applications. Moreover, this tool can ideally test all the versions and sub-versions of Android apps.
Squish is also one of the highly admired mobile test automation tools for testing iOS and Android apps. The features of Squish supports automated testing for native Mobile Apps, mobile-web apps, and for the mixture of both. Squish’s stable object identification methods allow it to work on mobile device emulators as well as various real devices. Following are some of the top features of Squish:
- Advanced gesture support
- Ready for Testing in the Cloud
- Support for embedded web content
- CI and source control integration
- End-to-End and IoT testing
TestProject is the world’s very first free cloud-based testing tool. It is a community-powered automation testing platform that allows the developers to test web, iOS, and Android apps on all the OS. Some of the benefits of TestProject tools are listed below:
- Simple setups and configurations
- To Start this, you don’t need any coding skills
- Explained dashboard reports
- Integrated integrations with CI/CD workflow
This automation tool is designed especially for the sake of application testing at the framework/functional level. In MonkeyRunner, developers do not need to make any changes in the source code to automate the testing process. Talking about the features, the following are some of the top-notch features of this automation testing tool that developers can use to test Android apps:
- Control over multiple devices
- Regression testing
- Extensible automation
- Functional testing
TestingBot enables real mobile device testing in the cloud. It can be a perfect tool to run automated and manual tests in Android and iOS devices. Some of the noticeable features of TestingBot are given below:
- It supports the latest Appium and Selenium versions
- Suitable to integrate with your CI/CD pipelines
- At TestingBot, software testers are allowed to perform testing over older devices and new devices.
- It supports future beta versions.
- During testing, it enables access to screenshots, videos, and other device metrics.
This automation app testing tool automates the functional testing for both Android and iOS apps. If we talk about its specialty, a non-technical person can also run the testing process at this tool, as its script is easy to understand. Moreover, software testers can also generate XML and HTML reports by making this tool in use. Most importantly, MonkeyTalk is also a back-breaking tool in terms of security, as it captures screenshot during failures so that tester can identify the errors quickly.
Testdroid is a cloud-based program used for mobile app testing. This automation testing tool is not only cost-effective in terms of app development but also saves operational costs. If your test Android and iOS devices having different screen resolutions, OS versions, and HW platforms, Testdroid can be a right call for your purpose. Also, it diminishes the risk with agile and real device testing.
Calabash is an automated testing tool used to test native and hybrid mobile apps. It supports various programming languages, including .NET, Ruby, Flex, and Java. Calabash includes libraries that allow test-code to associate with hybrid and native apps methodically. Also, it supports the framework Cucumber.
Frank is an automation app testing tools that enable to test iOS applications and software. The framework of Frank combines JSON and Cucumber. It contains ‘Symbioate’ app inspector that gives access to developers concerning running apps. Moreover, it can be a perfect tool for web-based apps. Some of the top features of Frank are given-below:
- It contains clean CSS-like selector syntax, which enables it for fairly tolerant tests.
- It comes with pre-defined steps that you can utilize for practical testing.
- It supports framework Cucumber.
- It consists of ‘Symbiote’ app inspector, which is a live introspection tool.
- It combines with CI.
- It allows you to run your testing on both Simulator and Device.
- It also records the video of your test to display the app in action.
All the tools mentioned above are not only practical for the sake of automated testing of mobile apps and software but also booming in the present time and supported by software testers all around the globe.
Author Bio: Claire Mackerras is a Senior QA Engineer & Editor associated with Bugraptors. A certified software testing company with extensive experience as a third-party testing vendor in US. She is passionate about writing on technological trends for manual & automation software testing. She likes to share her knowledge, for the readers who are interested in exploring testing tact’s and trends.