Emulators For Mobile Testing

Mobile Testing, Android App Testing.
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Emulators For Mobile Testing

Post by jcatron » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:03 pm

I was wondering if there are any suggested Emulators/Simulators for both Android and iOS that is recommended for Ranorex. I have researched a few different options as well as cloud based options but, want to know if there are any recommended tools.

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Re: Emulators For Mobile Testing

Post by asdf » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:17 am

Hi Jcatron,

I would suggest using either Genymotion or AVD (Android Studio) to automate your Android mobile applications. Since, there is no working emulator for iOS on Windows it will not be possible to use it with Ranorex. Furthermore, cloud-based mobile solutions are currently not supported by Ranorex.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Emulators For Mobile Testing

Post by tvu » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:07 pm

We use the iOS Simulator packaged with XCode for iOS automation. The app needs to be instrumented via code. You can simply add an endpoint with the IP address of the computer running the iOS Simulator. The app needs to be running on the simulator for Ranorex to see it. You do not need to install the RxServiceApp on the simulator since you instrumented the app via code.

We were using AVD for Android. You must compile your apk file for the x86 platform. It will most likely run faster than it does on an actual device. If you compile your apk file for an ARM platform then you must use a translation layer. Your app will run extremely slow if you do this.

Hope that helps.