Thank you for your interest in Mobile Labs deviceConnect, the private mobile device cloud. All deviceConnect sessions start by logging into the deviceConnect server.
Once inside the server, you can see an overview of all the devices that are managed by deviceConnect. You can view the device information in a card format with the information visible by device or you can elect to view devices in a simple linear format.
Within the device detail screen you will see even more detail about the device, the mobile applications available for installation via deviceConnect, as well as the mobile apps already installed on that particular device.
deviceConnect provides a variety of mobile application management functions. Including the ability to manage the different builds of your test application and to understand if the mobile application has been provisioned appropriately.
Additional functionality includes the ability to push a new build of a mobile application to a variety of devices from a single screen.
Additionally, a mobile application tester can always install a clean build of a mobile app when they choose to access the device. Once completed, this will open up the pre-launch screen of deviceConnect’s deviceViewer. The deviceViewer is the means by which deviceConnect provides a remote view into a mobile device and enables a manual tester or mobile test automation engineer to begin mobile application testing.
Once the device is launched, the tester will see a screen that looks just like a real mobile device. Once connected, the tester can use the mouse and keyboard, or the onscreen keyboard, to interact with the device just as they would with a device in hand. Application objects are fully interactive for manual testers with the ability to click mobile objects like switches, interact with multi-touch gestures (such as pinch and zoom) on screens that are multi-touch enabled, even the new iOS7 multi-touch features such as rotating the screen.
Of course, any interactions via the deviceViewer are happening on the real mobile device in real time and are being returned to the deviceViewer in real time just as a tester is used to experiencing with device in hand.
Those utilizing HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) can take these same manual test steps, turn on Record and Play and record test steps. Or if you like utilizing advanced techniques such as creating the objects manually, you can utilize the UFT Object Spy to pull information about all of the different mobile objects from the screen and then go into UFT to build your test case.
UFT now allows us to take that same manual test case we saw before and run it as an automated mobile application test. UFT can interact with picker wheels, switch objects, and send instructions to the mobile device for steps just as if a tester were holding it in hand. Scripts are designed to run completely cross-platform between iOS and Android.
Finally, our integration with UFT allows use of the standard reporting features that exist for web and desktop testing. This was our simple overview of Mobile Labs deviceConnect, the private mobile device cloud. If you would like more information about the private mobile device cloud, automated mobile application testing tools or manual mobile application testing, please reach out to us via our website.
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