Ranorex with cloud mobile platform integration

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Ranorex with cloud mobile platform integration

Post by marchofthemallards » Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:54 pm

I'm just beginning to work on a project that uses it for both browser and mobile app testing, and we're at the point of reevaulating ifwe want to have to own a collection of physical devices or if we should subscribe to a service like SauceLabs or BrowserStack in order to have access to a wider range of devices, that we can use more flexibly.

One big frustration is because of Ranorex requiring an agent running on the mobile device, we seem to be limited, as we'd have to manually set up the endpoint on each run.

Is there a way of achieving this that I'm missing, or is this simply not possible to integrate Ranorex with these services?

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Re: Ranorex with cloud mobile platform integration

Post by Jacob » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:03 pm

Hi marchofthemallards,

Welcome to the Ranorex Forum! My name is Jacob and I'm one of the engineers here at Ranorex. The Ranorex Service App is required for mobile testing. This is because Ranorex needs some type of interpretive layer between the application under test, and Ranorex Studio. Without this, it's not possible to know whether the tests were successful or not. Even when using a WebDriver endpoint through BrowserStack, for example, there is an intermediary bit of software that is required to interpret the test and report back results. Due to the way that Apple and Google secure their operating systems (and state in their Terms of Service), these services are required in order to stay "above board." I hope this helps to shed some light on the subject.


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Re: Ranorex with cloud mobile platform integration

Post by RobPersonal » Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:47 am

I have a similar question / problem.
I want to run test on a hybrid app using a webview that contains all the UI. I can't seem to find a way to test this using anything remote.
These kind of apps should be able to be tested using webdriver(io) or something. As we have some test manually scripted already, using webdriverio + appium + jasmine.
Can and will there be anything (in the near future) in reanorex studio to support this as well. It would be so much easier to create tests using the UI directly and just insert some scripting here and there to finetune. Our app has a masive load of usecases.