Each new version of Apple’s iOS brings a big leap forward for the mobile user experience. It also has sweeping impacts on those who make their living performing iOS app testing.
For organizations that have taken a functions-based approach to handling mobile objects with a mobile application testing tool, the transition from one version of i0S to another could require testers to recapture every object to make sure it will work properly. That would mean testers might have to update the scripts for virtually every line of code in the mobile application.
The problem is, changes to user interfaces and operating systems are never done. There’s always a new version around the corner. Every time a new OS comes out such as i0S 7, it means testers may literally have to update virtually all scripts and test each one to make sure it works properly.
iOS App Testing with Instrumentation
However, an instrumentation approach using an object repository allows testers to manage objects in one location. For example, the iOS app testing software recognizes a sign-in button as an object. Therefore, changes to the code or updates to scripts wouldn’t be needed.
The instrumentation approach to iOS app testing also recognizes the actual views (controls such as edit and button) used to create the user interface in the first place. The next step is to run the script to see if it still works, make minor updates to support the new iOS, and then propagate these modifications across the object repository. By using mobile app testing software that uses an object repository, you can easily transport scripts from platform to platform, saving iOS app testing time and increasing test efficiency.
We Make iOS Testing Simple and Seamless
At Mobile Labs, our goal is to make iOS app testing simple and seamless. Our iOS app testing and device accessibility solutions help you deliver your mobile apps on time and on budget.
With Mobile Labs Trust™, an add-in to HP QuickTest Professional, IT professionals can perform iOS app testing while leveraging existing investments in testing tools and staffs’ deep knowledge base. Using Mobile Labs deviceConnect™, a secure cloud-based mobile application testing platform, testing teams can remotely manage, track and monitor testing assets.