Android App Development—Some Help in Testing

06/12/2012 11:58

Android is a highly fragmented platform at hardware side. One of the leading Android App Development companies said that they have 400 devices for Android apps testing; it is alright for such giant company which has backing of Samsung, but what about others who hardly afford two or three devices? They have to depend on assumptions only or some responsive designing if applicable. I have observed a recent development to solve this problem at some extent that developers assure that their Android app development won’t go in vein.

Now cloud-based services are offering new dimensions for developers to quickly see how their apps look on any type of device. It is AppThwack offers remedy in automating the testing through its cloud-based platform. Android programmers can see in minutes that how their apps behave on all the various devices and versions of the Android OS that are available in the market. In fact AppThwack runs a lab that tests every device that runs Android and they use this lab as the foundation for its services.

You can do better following some useful tips given below:

-> Write the code to develop test and this can be done using JUnit, Standard unit tests, Robotium, An open-source automation library that makes it easy to write JUnit tests that simulate user interactions.

-> Use tools like BugSense and Crittercism which are providing a way to get bug reports automatically sent when an app crashes on an actual customer’s device.

-> Apptentive is providing a way to connect with real customers and find out what works and what doesn’t.

AppThwack won’t solve all your problems but it certainly can make Android app development with a more sense.