Creating your First App Test
  • 05 Feb 2024
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Creating your First App Test

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Article Summary


Testing of Apps on pCloudy devices is very simple. Lets see how to create the first manual app test. In this demonstration, we have picked up an Android App.

To get started, users need the application under test, a standard browser and internet connection.

6 Simple Steps:

  • Open the platform on a browser and login with the credentials.
  • Upload the App to the cloud drive.
  • Select the device to be used for testing.
  • Install the application on the device and start using the device the way users use it with the phone in hand.
  • While doing functional testing, users can also monitor the device logs and capture screen shots.
  • This platform will generate the statistics for users, which can be consumed any time after the testing is done.

Lets have a look at the video for better understanding.

Detailed Steps & Instructions

  1. Upload the test application to the cloud

    1. Click on the "MY DATA" button from the Left Pane.
    2. Click on the Upload file button. A pop up will show to browse the app from the local system.
    3. Click on Browse button to select and upload the file from local system.
    4. Select the file and click on Open to upload on the Cloud.
    5. The selected file will start the upload and a progress bar will appear
    6. Once your file is uploaded, it will be listed in the "My Data" page.
  2. Select the device for testing - Click on Trial on the Left Pane and Connect to any available device on the cloud.

  3. Install the application on the device - Once the user has conencted to a device, simply click on "Install" icon under the Quick Action pane in the middle.

    1. A pop up will be displayed. Select the file to be tested from the cloud location. Click on the Install button to install the app on the device.
    2. The user will be notified once the app is installed. The application once installed on the device is ready to be tested.

  1. Monitor device logs - Monitoring the device logs next to the device is very handy in pCloudy.

    1. Click on the "Logs" section in the docking station on the right. Then click on the Radio button to "Enable Logs".
    2. User will be able to see all the logs next to the device. There are different buttons you can use to stop, clear, enable auto-scroll, and download it to your local machine.
  2. Capture and edit screenshot - To capture any screen from the device, just click on the "screenshot" button. The screenshot will be captured to view from the screenshot section in the docking station on the Right.

    1. Users can also edit the screenshot by hovering the mouse on the screenshot and select the edit button.Select the edit button and mark the affected area.
    2. Click on save button and save the edited screenshot with a relevant name.
    3. Users can see all the screenshots captured and edited next to the device itself.
    4. Users can directly log a bug in their JIRA account by simply clicking on the Collaborate button. Click stop device session button to release the device back to cloud. Platform will clean up the device for the user.

  1. Analyzing the test statistics - Users can view the performance metrics during the testing session. Simply select the Analysis tab from the Docking Section and click on Choose App.
    1. Select the app package you want to monitor.
    2. Once the app package is selected. The performance metrics for the app's performance will be displayed on the side to view and monitor.
    3. After the testing is complete, the user can always analyze the test statistics. pCloudy generates the complete session video, device logs & stores all the screen shots that the user had captured during the testing session.
    4. Simply click on Release, and then click on View Reports
    5. On the Reports page, simply select the Stats icon under action.
    6. Please find complete session video, device logs and all captured screen shots in a separate comprehensive report pop up. Users can also log a bug after analyzing The reports from here and share the report with collegues or team.

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