Top 10 Mobile Application Testing Tool For App Developer!

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Testing mobile applications is a vital part of application development lifecycle, which no agency or individual developer can afford to miss on. Once the development cycle is complete, an app undergoes many testing phases in which a developer tests the performance as well as the functionality of an app, and that it is free of any bugs and security issues. Successful testing ensures that the app is robust and can be used on multiple platforms and supports different resolutions without any error.

 

iOS application testing is easier as there are many devices available that run automatic tests on an app whereas testing Android application is a trickier part. However, if a mobile application development company use automation tools for testing apps, it can easily test Android and iOS apps on various devices to ensure they deliver performance on multiple platforms. Here is a list of 10 mobile app testing tools you can use:

1) Apache Cordova

This app testing tool is integrated with HTML5, JavaScript, and other popular web technologies to ensure that both the simple and complex apps are easily built. It offers code reusability across multiple platforms to reduce the time-to-market. Including plugins like Push, Image Capture, Media Recorder, etc., this tool enables businesses to stay connected with their disseminated workforces. The plugin-able architecture of Apache Cordavo makes it easier for developers to create featured apps using the capabilities of the device via APIs.

2) Appcelerator

This tool favors JavaScript programming and can be used by developers to test, connect, build and measure the functionality of the app. Building a prototype of an app is easier with Accelerator as it is an ideal solution for rapid app development that also allows developers to deploy data models with almost no setup efforts. In addition, it supports endless integration to delivery frameworks like MDM and SCM solutions.

3) MonoCross

Its .NET, C#, Mono and Microsoft frameworks support the complete development of the cross-platform app. Since it also integrates with third-party APIS, brains behind the development can easily get along with the low-level intricacies of multiple platforms. Besides, businesses can use its retail model, application, and controller across separate platforms while testing with the view to deliver a user-friendly experience.

4) Kony AppPlatform

To cope with the increasing demand of mobile applications among users, Kony AppPlatform is a perfect tool to create cross-platform and native apps. Its low-cost app development framework makes it easier for Android App Development Services to include features essential for a robust, flawless app that works on multiple platforms. Also, developers can cross-check its app connectivity to speed up the development phase.

5) Convertigo

Built on the Fullsync data replication technology, Convertigo allows the developers to build apps with offline method while acting as a mobile backend as a service. Various products offered by this tool eases down the app development for businesses. In addition, the push notification available on this tool can work in standby mode too, favoring connectivity with scattered data of a business.

6) Kobiton

Kobiton is an automated and manual testing tool built to test apps by providing a good remote testing experience and records all the test sessions run on it. Developers can add devices from any location, and manage all of them from a single control panel. The screenshots, metadata, and other reports like commands are also captured in this tool for analysis.

7) Calabash

Actively maintained by a popular brand named Xamarian, Calabash is an automated and open source testing tool, consisting of libraries to use any Ruby-based framework for interaction with the developed app. Since Xamarian provides a cloud service to this tool, Calabash can be used in testing the app on more than thousand devices to ensure it works on all the platforms perfectly.

8) TestFairy

This tool supports the iOS, and Android platforms. Developers can use this tool to record the screen while the app is being tested to analyze each step is accurate and to detect any possible vulnerabilities. In addition, TestFairy sends you GPU and CPU usage and crash reports as well as memory logs to test the performance of an app.

9) Ranorex Studio

This tool not only supports iOS and Android but also many third-party frameworks. It comes with inclusive features that are easier to use to automate the testing process-simply hit the record button. All the steps performed on this tool are recorded, which allows developers to make any necessary edits using its intuitive GUI to enhance the performance of an app.

10) Selendroid

This tool is for hybrid and native Android apps, which can be used on emulators and real devices. Selenium 2 client API can be used to write the test codes to ensure every step is accurate. In addition, Selendroid offer features like compatibility with JSON 3 protocol, and support for hot-plugging of devices. If you are using this too, you do not need modification of app at all.

Conclusion

All the tools mentioned in this post have their own limitations and strengths. If you are choosing either of the frameworks mentioned, ensure that you keep the selection par with the particular requirements of a project. A good developer or agency always keeps a good balance between what is needed and what is available. Do your homework before picking one!

 

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Author: Jennifer Ruth

I am Jennifer Ruth, working as a mobile application developer at HireMobileGeeks. Hire Mobile Geeks is leading mobile app development company in the USA. Which offers all types mobile app like Android, IOS, and Window apps.

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