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Re: [QF-Test] Android testing

  • Subject: Re: [QF-Test] Android testing
  • From: Gregor Schmid <Gregor.Schmid@?.de>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 08:31:38 +0200

Hi Plamen,

that's a good question. I'm tentatively learning my way around Android
and adb at the moment, but so far the priority is relatively low -
native Windows and improved/extended browser support are more

Still, we're keeping an eye on things. Currently iOS and Android apps
are almost exclusively low-priced and consumer oriented, but if the
smartphone/tablet hype continues Android is bound to become a serious
platform for business applications and then there might be enough of a
market for QF-Test to warrant a new engine.

While we're discussing this: From a developer's point of view, would
it be sufficient (or at least a good start) to automate the emulator
or apps on the emulator? By automating the emulator one wouldn't need
to support the usual zoo of apps (Java, native, web on a number of
different browsers), but geometry mapping could become a pain. Still -
maybe that's better than nothing.

For automating apps in the emulator or on a real device, root access
will most likely be a prerequisite. Tricky...

Well, I'll gladly listen to suggestions about the best approach for
interacting with Android at whatever level is required to monitor GUI
events and components and inject artificial events.

Best regards,

"Veselinov, Plamen" <Plamen.Veselinov@?.com> writes:

> Hi QFtest team,
> Do you plan to support Android testing? I know it is different then desktop OS, apps but it is
> fast growing and frankly no good testautomation app exists around.
> Best Regards,
> Plamen, Veselinov

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