Mobile applications are booming. Gartner predicts that the market will reach 17.7 billion downloads in 2011 – a 117% increase from the estimated 8.2 billion downloads in 2010 – and worldwide mobile application store revenue is projected to surpass $15.1 billion in 2011. So mobile apps are big business, but with this hyper-growth comes the challenge of releasing apps that are stable on multiple portable devices and platforms. Unfortunately, when it comes to mobile apps, quality assurance can be a complex, time-consuming and costly task. This can be especially true if you rely only on manual testing or on traditional tools for testing.
A testing strategy has to take into account different devices, multiple operating systems (which are constantly updating), screen sizes and resolutions and responsiveness of application. Some of this can be checked on an emulator but for a realistic test it needs to be performed on physical devices. Many application testing suites need to be in-house so that the next big thing can be protected from prying eyes as well as test on devices that are yet to be available in the market.
eggPlant delivers a robotic solution to mobile testing across all operating systems and devices. Using RealVNC, generic VNC or emulators, eggPlant deploys patented intelligent image recognition technology to see any device display. This approach to test automation is easy to use, non-invasive and requires no special hardware. Write one script and use this script to test across multiple devices and emulators. eggPlant can be used in a continuous integration environment, for regression testing and provide statistics in a load tested environment. eggPlant provides a scalable and flexible solution for all functional testing and data driven testing objectives. With eggPlant mobile testing solution QA test automation engineers can : Test on real mobile devices Test across mobile OS with a single script Test within your firewall As a result, testing applications with TestPlant is much faster than using traditional test tools, meaning robust mobile applications can be brought to market very quickly. In addition, it brings great manual test productivity, so costs can be dramatically reduced.
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