We come across multiple mobile automation testing tools in the market where we have to choose between an open source testing tool and a commercial tool where many testing tools do attract users towards various number of open source mobile automation testing tools due to their free of cost availability option and also people likes to move towards purchasing or having an idea of commercial automation tools as well due to their enriched features and multiple platform in dependencies. But as it is very much well stated that commercial automation testing tools are quite expensive and testers who have good bucks, prefers purchasing these commercial testing tools. But yes, this is a fact that using such commercial tools, testers can work on advance testing applications on mobile applications.
So, here in this blog, lets have a sound look on 5 top most Android and iOS application tools that is used to test your mobile applications.
Tools for testing Android Applications
1. Appium Android Automation Framework
Appium is an open source mobile automation testing tool to allow developers test various Android native mobile web applications as well as hybrid applications. native applications are written with the support of iOS or Android SDKs and various other mobile web application tools that can be used to perform tests on mobile browsers such as Chrome or a built-in browser application browser on Android operating systems.
2. Ranorex Automation Tool
Ranorex automation testing tool for Android systems is initially presented by Ranorex GmbH: known as GUI test automation framework to help developers test desktop applications, web applications and mobile applications. Every test automation project opts for robust user interface applications for reliable testing acceptance and to let developers know the maximum and maximum bugs. The greatest advantage of Ranorex is mainly due to its ability to provide similar type of test interfaces for various mobile platforms that falls into the category of iOS, Android and Windows 8 applications. This highly advance testing tool can directly be recorded on your systems by managing your application objects via powerful Object Repository systems and its highly object-based application testing flexibilities that allow testers to join mobile application objects with numerous various action items to be used in real user simulation.
3. SeeTest Mobile App Automation Testing
ExperiTest testing application tool is commonly given a name as "SeeTest" tool which is recommended as quite a strong mobile test automation framework that is made into use to refer to test mobile applications as well as websites. SeeTest testing application tool almost works on all major platforms that includes various categories of Android operating system, iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Symbian operating system for Nokia.
SeeTest testing application tool firmly supports HP tools such as UFT /QTP, QC, LoadRunner, Sprinter, BSM and BAC features with available plug-in flexibilities that handle different operating devices to deal with single repository flexibilities, offering an automatic learning application tools that are fully integrated with Continuous Integration (CI) environments such as Hudson, Jenkins, TeamCity, TFS, Junit, NUnit, PyUnit, TestNG and Ant integration environments. Its full test coverage feature makes this testing application the most renowned testing application feature than any other testing tools.
4. Robotium Automated Testing Tool
Robotium is an open-source test automation testing framework for Android operating system, available for use on all Android versions and its various other sub-versions, simultaneously providing full range of support to Android native and hybrid applications. This advance testing application tool helps testers to work with an automatic black-box user interface test cases and gray box test cases for Android applications.
5. MonkeyRunner Android App Testing
MonkeyRunner is one of those highly advance Android testing application tools that initiates an Application Programming Interface (API) to be used for writing programs to help developers automate and control all kinds of functional test cases of Android devices. MonkeyRunner's testing tool is purely written in Python programming language where this test automation application tool doesn't support source code and this is the reason why testers don't really require much knowledge of source code programming.
Tools for testing iOS Applications
- Frank Testing Application allow developers to write text test structures keeping in consideration about all kinds of acceptance tests and its requirements.Every information that are necessary for running your applications via Frank's Symbiote which is also known as Frank Tester Application is available at ease.
- iOS UI Automation Application Tester are used to automate your user interface test cases with the help of variety of written test-scripts.
- iOS Driver Tester is purely capable of performing a complete integration mode with Selenium grid tool by enabling all possibilities of reusing an already used automation infrastructure. This includes all necessary utility cases to be required
- KeepItFunctional is an another testing application integration test framework that builds and performs cases with a standard XCTest testing target feature
- Calabash is another iOS testing acceptance automation framework that are used to compare all famous Selenium Web Drivers
Performing mobile automation testing schedules are really not that easy task to deal with as it requires a proper planning, researching, planning and practices to make the testing performance successful. So, there is definitely a need to hire a proper and right IOS and Android app developer who posses strong skills for open source testing process. A tester should posses high command over information technology skills and on various applications on which they are planning to perform the testing operation.