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Realtime Native Mobile App Testing


Mobile app testing is the process of testing a mobile application to ensure that their functionality and usability is not comprised when installed across multiple Android and iOS devices. With LambdaTest, you can test mobile applications manually to ensure they perform seamlessly across all Android emulators and iOS simulators.

Uploading An App#


You can upload an app via a browser/finder or a public cloud link. If you don't already have an app, the LambdaTest sample app will help you easily get started with native app testing.

Uploading An App Via Browser#


Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account. Visit 'Real Time Testing' from the left panel and navigate to the 'App Testing'.

Step 2: Click on 'Upload'. You can select an application either by drag and drop or browse for and select the application. The uploading process will take few moments depending upon the application'size.

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Your application will be uploaded successfully. Currently, you can upload .apk files up to 300 MB.

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Uploading An App Via Public Cloud Link#


Step 1: Login to your LambdaTest account. Visit 'Real Time Testing' from the left panel and you'll be routed to the App testing console page.

Step 2: Click on 'URL'. Enter the App source URL and press Enter.

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Your application will be uploaded successfully.

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Testing Mobile Applications On Android/iOS#


You can test your native mobile apps on Android emulators and iOS simulators. For demonstration, we will be picking up Android.

Step 1: Select Real Time Testing from the left panel and navigate to 'App Testing'.

Step 2: Upload your Android app, select the device brand, choose the device and click on 'START'.

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An Android emulator will fire up where you can perform native application testing of your mobile apps.

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Note: Similarly, you can perform mobile app testing on iOS simulators where all the steps and features will remain same.

Capturing Screenshots And Logging Bugs#


Once the virtual machine is launched, you'll notice the controller buttons on the left panel.

Step 1: Click on the 'Mark As Bug' icon

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Step 2: Once the screenshot has been captured, you can download the captured screenshot by 'Down Arrow' icon or can use the built-in image editor tools to mark any bugs or tasks. After that click on 'Mark as Bug'.

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Step 3: An integration specific ticket will appear. For example, if you have integration with YouTrack then fill up the details of your bugs in the YouTrack ticket and click on 'Create Issue'.

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Recording Video Of A Test Session#


Step 1: From the left panel, click on the 'Video' icon.

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Step 2: Once you click, the video recording of a current test session will start. To stop the recording, click again on the same video button.

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Step 3: To view your saved recording of test sessions, click on the 'Gallery' icon from the left panel and navigate to Video. You can even download these recordings to your local system by clicking on the 'Down Arrow' button.

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DevTools For Live Debugging#


Using developer tools, you can debug mobile apps on Android and iOS. Currently, you can view your Networks Logs, App Logs, and Device Logs. To view the logs, click on the 'DevTools' icon from the left and all the logs of the current device will be displayed.

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Device Controls#


With the device controls, you can change the keyboard language, the device orientation, put device to sleep mode, increase and decrease volume.

Changing Keyboard Language#


From the left panel, select the 'Device Controls' icon and from the dropdown menu, select your desired keyboard language.

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After a few seconds, your keyboard language will be changed.

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Changing Device Orientation#


From the left panel, select the 'Device Controls' icon and click on the 'Rotate' button.

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The device will be rotated successfully.

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Sleep Mode, Increase And Decrease Volume#


From the left panel, select the 'Device Controls' icon. You'll notice three buttons as highlighted below.

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  • To put the device on sleep mode, click on Native Mobile App Testing icon.
  • To increase volume, click on Native Mobile App Testing icon.
  • To decrease volume, click on Native Mobile App Testing icon.

Setting The Idle Time Out#


You can set the idle time out of your test session by clicking on the 'Settings' icon from the left panel. Select the dropdown menu and choose the desired idle time out.

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Geolocation Testing Of Mobile Apps#


You can test native mobile apps from different geolocations by clicking on 'Settings' icon from the left panel. Select the dropdown menu and choose the desired country on which you wish to perform the test.

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You can perform Geolocation testing of mobile apps in the below countries.

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Belgium
  4. Brazil
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Canada
  7. Chile
  8. China
  9. Croatia
  10. Colombia
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Finland
  14. France
  15. Georgia
  16. Germany
  17. Greece
  18. Hong Kong
  19. Hungary
  20. India
  21. Indonesia
  22. Ireland
  23. Israel
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Kuwait
  27. Malaysia
  28. Mexico
  29. Morocco
  30. Netherlands
  31. New Zealand
  32. Nigeria
  33. Norway
  34. Philippines
  35. Poland
  36. Portugal
  37. Qatar
  38. Russia
  39. Saudi Arabia
  40. Singapore
  41. South Africa
  42. South Korea
  43. Spain
  44. Sweden
  45. Switzerland
  46. Taiwan
  47. Thailand
  48. Turkey
  49. UAE
  50. Ukraine
  51. United Kingdom
  52. United States
  53. Vietnam

Installing Another App In A Running Test Session#


You can upload another app inside a running test session either by uninstalling the existing app or by installing the new app. You can also upload the apps from the already uploaded app list.

Step 1: From the left panel, navigate to the Android icon and click on 'Install New'.

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Step 2: Once you click on Install New, you will need to upload your app either via browser or a URL.

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Once your app is uploaded, you'll be guided to the VM where the application will be automatically downloaded and installed on the particular emulator/simulator.

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Killing The Application#


You can kill/close the current running mobile application. Select the 'Android' icon from the left panel and click on 'Kill App'.

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Uninstalling The Application#


You can uninstall the installed mobile application. Select the 'Android' icon from the left panel and click on 'Uninstall App'.

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Ending The Test Session#


Step 1: From the left panel, click on the 'End Session' icon.

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Step 2: A confirmation pop-up box will appear. Click on 'Yes, End Session'.

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You will be logged out from the test session.

That's all about live-interactive mobile application testing. In case you have any questions, please reach out to us at our 24*7 Chat Portal or you could mail us at [email protected].

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