That small, mobile but not so little device we’re all holding in our hands is a powerful thing. Its ability to completely takeover our lives is astonishing, technology wise, it’s all the talk and rave. Companies use it, you’re probably using it right now – maybe not to read this article, but it’s definitely not too far away.
Those devices we all use, operate on software that we expect to always work, and when it doesn’t – we get irritated.
In order for any device to work properly, all the software that makes it tick, should be tested. Undiscovered bugs or regressions can cause enormous losses for a company and frustrate your target audience.
However, the need for automating mobile application tests, as well as tests for any other platform (web or desktop) was never a consensus. There are several reasons for automation, such as speed of testing, coverage and scalability – automated tests can be performed by a computer much faster than by human hands, cover much wider scenarios and all this can be done concurrently on various environments, configurations and devices. In addition, automation reduces costs – using computers as resources cost less than using human hands. So if it’s so important, what are the right tools that will allow creating, maintaining, managing, executing and easily analyzing results?