Automating Native OS

Mobile Testing, Android App Testing.
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Automating Native OS

Post by kameshraj » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:00 pm

I am looking trying to use Android and iOS device for my automation. All i need is to configure the mobile device to connect to my WiFi router, Setup VPN...

By going through the User guide and Evaluating the product it looks like Ranorex will only work with instrumented apk. Is my understanding right?

Is it possible to use Ranorex to use native functionality of Mobile device?


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Re: Automating Native OS

Post by krstcs » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:40 pm

No, Ranorex cannot instrument Android OS apps (as in those that come with the device) or functionality unless you have the APK for them. You must have an APK that Ranorex can de-compile and re-compile in order to instrument. You MIGHT be able to get the Android source and try compiling your own, but I don't know how that would work.

iOS will be even more difficult because you will not be ABLE to get the packages for the iOS modules since they are controlled by Apple and not open source like Android. And since, for iOS, you must have the SOURCE code that you can compile, this isn't going to happen.
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