1. Mobile Labs Introduces an Internal Mobile Device Cloud For App Testing
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Mobile Labs Introduces an Internal Mobile Device Cloud For App Testing
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Mobile Labs Introduces an Internal Mobile Device Cloud For App Testing



Richard Harris Richard Harris in Mobile Tech Thursday, August 22, 2013
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At Mobile Labs, they know like we do that mobility can be a challenge throughout the enterprise. For software developers and testers in particular, the growing complexity of mobility and its impact on mobile app testing is caused by many factors, such as the growing variety of device types, form factors, and operating systems.

But this is not the only challenge you may face in mobile app development and testing! Just think about the compressed release cycles of mobile apps, operating systems and devices, and the growing sophistication of mobile app users which increases demand for sophisticated apps. There is a growing desire of mobile app users to perform increasingly complex tasks using ever more intuitive and simple user interfaces.

Managing all of these factors while rapidly delivering quality, reliable apps is downright chaotic, but it doesn’t have to be. Mobile Labs has the option to bring order to the chaos with an enterprise-grade, end-to-end mobile testing solution, called deviceConnect. The mobile app testing solutions are secure, agile, scalable and available at a fraction of the cost of public cloud and first generation test tools.

The deviceConnect is an internal device cloud that delivers comprehensive management capabilities for mobile devices in corporate test labs and the apps that require testing. It allows a group of testers located anywhere within an enterprise’s worldwide, private infrastructure to easily share a set of mobile devices for manual or automated testing of mobile apps. deviceConnect works in conjunction with Mobile Labs’ Trust, an automated functional and regression testing tool for mobile applications.

Using a very light hardware footprint, deviceConnect can be rapidly deployed anywhere within an enterprise that has Ethernet or Wifi connectivity, and a deviceConnect cart may be easily wheeled from location to location without the need for environment or power experts and with very brief downtime. deviceConnect is a complete solution, delivered to the customer configured and ready for use. It’s simple Web-based management interface allows anyone within the organization to manage the device cloud without specialized training or tools.

The tool offers the ability of test automation via HP QTP/UFT. The Trust tool comes with a HP-certified add-in allowing native object-based scripting and lets testers interact with individual native mobile objects. For iOS and Android applications, testers do not have to manually define objects with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), X/Y or image scanning. Testers can leverage their existing QTP skill set and experience by using the same tools to define objects and the same scripting language used by QTP when developing scripts for mobile apps. They also have the ability to use one single QTP script for both iOS and Android devices installed in deviceConnect, testing the same application on multiple devices running a different operating system and version of the operating system.




Read more: http://mobilelabsinc.com/deviceconnect/