July ‘21 Updates: Live With Mobile App Testing, Microsoft Silverlight & More!

Kritika Murari

Posted On: August 2, 2021

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July was a very exciting month at LambdaTest! We have made quite a few big announcements, and we are elated to share wholesome details about all the cool stuff that we have been rolling out. We now support live mobile app testing with the most advanced performance, compatibility, and functional testing infrastructure to help you roll out high-quality mobile apps. That’s not all! This blog provides an overview of everything that happened at LambdaTest during July and everything else on our product timeline.

Let’s get right into it!

Now Live With Real Time Mobile App Testing (Beta)!

If you are a tester who regularly deals with mobile apps, you probably already know how hard it is to test different apps on different devices and OS versions. This new feature by LambdaTest will enable you to do in-depth mobile testing on your desktop without even owning a real device!

You can perform tests on a range of mobile emulators and simulators to ensure that your app delivers the best end-user experience. Well, it also helps expedite the delivery cycle!

After spending long and fruitful hours bringing out this much-awaited feature, we are thrilled to share that LambdaTest is now live with Mobile App Testing or Native Mobile App Testing. This feature is currently in the Beta stage, and we are already raving reviews from the community.


Different Android emulators & iOS simulators help you perform live interactive mobile app testing of your mobile apps. Just upload the app on the LambdaTest cloud for testing and voila, it does the magic of testing the mobile app! With mobile app testing on LambdaTest, you can finally bid adieu to hours and days spent on app navigation testing!

Here are the brief offerings under Mobile App Testing:

  • Seamless upload & installation of an app on iOS simulator(s) or Android emulator(s) or apk emulator using the local system and/or public cloud URL
  • Provision to upload iOS apps in the .zip format
  • Provision to upload Android apps in the .apk format
  • Flexibility to kill an app during a running test session
  • Flexibility to uninstall an app during a running test session
  • Provision to install a new app during a running test session
  • Capture screenshots and log bugs with a single click
  • Video recording of a test session
  • Easily accessible Gallery
  • Diverse set of logs (i.e., Device Logs, Network Logs, App Logs) to ease the debugging process
  • Facility to test the app with different device orientations
  • Control volume and power buttons
  • Geolocation testing across 50+ locations worldwide

Intrigued to know more about mobile app testing from LambdaTest, make sure to have a look at the detailed video below:

You can also refer to the documentation on Mobile App Testing from LambdaTest to give wings to app testing at scale. Stay tuned for more amazing features to be added soon.

mobile app testing

New Browsers In Automation, support for a new version of Selenium 4, & More!

Automation is exciting and has just gotten better. We’ve done a ton of work to make automation testing work well with Selenium 4. The latest release also has improvements around capabilities, device orientation, along with more consistent behavior.

Here’s what we have for you:

  1. Test automation on the new Opera browser versions
    • Opera 73, 74, 75 on Windows 10

    Opera browser versions

  2. Automation support for Selenium 4.0

    Support for Selenium 4.0.0- Beta-1, Beta-2, and Beta-3 versions on Chrome, Firefox, & Safari, and Windows 10, macOS Big Sur, and macOS Catalina platforms. Check out our detailed Selenium 4 tutorial series in case you want to deep dive into the nitty-gritty of Selenium 4.

  3. Perform mobile browser automation on Chrome 91 using the following Android emulators:
    • Galaxy Note 10 Plus, Note 10
    • Galaxy S10 Plus, S10
    • Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, S20 Ultra
    • Galaxy S10E
    • Galaxy S9 Plus, S9
    • Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
    • Google Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, XL

Additionally, we have also improved and fixed some errors related to lambda errors and inconsistent behavior of the builds. Feedback from our users is helping us build a better product, so keep the feedback coming! Additionally, we have added alias support for capabilitiesOrientation and deviceOrientation. For orientation, both capabilities will be treated the same.

Microsoft Silverlight Support for Real Time Testing!

Microsoft Silverlight Support

Microsoft Silverlight is a .NET framework-based plug-in that allows for one-stop collaboration of all media formats across a plethora of devices and platforms. This development tool can help you weave engaging experiences that people want when they visit your website or use any of your services.

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Silverlight is now available on the following browsers and devices:

  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 10
  • Safari 9 on OS X EI-Capitan

Try out this feature right away and share your feedback with us.

Support For Network HAR Logs

Android 10 emulators on LambdaTest cloud can now capture Network HAR logs, thereby helping you streamline your experience with automated testing. We have also resolved issues related to time mismatch between the browser and the local machine time, errors related to filtered builds, and lags in the Automation Analytics UI.

That’s all for today!

And that’s a wrap for everything that happened at LambdaTest in July. However, with the onset of fall, we have a long list of new features and services that will make your testing experience even more convenient at LambdaTest.

Stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to subscribe to our CodingJag – Automation Testing Newsletter to stay abreast with the latest updates from the testing world.


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Kritika Murari

A technophile and bibliophile at heart, Kritika loves to experiment with different aspects of Digital Marketing. When not working, you will either find her sketching or backpacking.

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