To meet the demand of our users and to increase mobile test coverage across multiple platforms, SmartBear is happy to announce iOS support as part of our award-winning TestComplete product. The new TestComplete 10.1 release now supports real-device test automation for iOS applications so you can rest assured that your mobile apps are of the highest quality.
In the recent SmartBear study, State of Mobile Testing 2014, 21% of those surveyed told us that app quality was the greatest challenge for success in mobile.
Efficient mobile application testing results in higher quality applications. With a good test automation tool in your toolbox, you can automate tasks like data-driven testing, authentication testing, and functional checks, so your team can focus on more time-intensive application testing that require human interaction.
So what does the new release of TestComplete bring to iOS mobile testing?
- Real-Device Testing for iOS versions 6 and 7
- Object Recognition for iOS Applications
- Multi-Device Testing
- Device Pools
Native Application Testing
The new release supports testing of native iOS applications without the need to root your devices, including keyword and scripted tests. By using the new Mobile Screen, which replicates your application on your desktop computer as you test, with our Object Browser, you can easily make the connection between screen elements and their associated objects in the code.
TestComplete 10.1 has full object recognition of tested iOS applications, including object parameters for low-level testing. Use the Name Mapping feature to label objects like grids, buttons, and layers within your mobile app so you can easily identify them in both tests and test results.
By relying on object recognition, your tests are immune to GUI-level changes during the development cycle that can occur when an automation tool relies solely on screen elements.
By leveraging our object recognition and common controls technology, TestComplete 10.1 ensures that your automated tests are compatible with any Apple device running iOS 6 or 7. This means you can create a test once and run that same test on all of your devices, regardless of screen resolution or aspect ratio.
TestComplete 10.1 also includes a device pool feature that allows you to manage all of the devices in your testing pool. You can start and stop tests on any device from this central pool, allowing you the ultimate flexibility in how, where and when your automated tests run.
The Future of Automated Mobile Testing
Of course we are never done improving TestComplete. In the upcoming months we will be releasing more updates to TestComplete’s mobile module, including test recording for iOS and Android. So stay tuned!
Don’t own TestComplete or the mobile module? As of today, the latest version of TestComplete with all the bells and whistles is available as a 30-day free trial. So, what are you waiting for? Get a trial of the TestComplete platform and mobile module today.