= Create your first app test on pCloudy

Create the first app test on pCloudy

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 www.pCloudy.com 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.

Important Note - As we have redesigned the platform for a better experience, we will have two sections in this document, one for the New UI and the other for the Old. Please scroll down further if you need to look at the steps for the Old UI.

For New UI

Lets have a look at the video for better understanding.

Let us have a look at each step in detail through screenshots.

Create the first App Test

Step 1 - Upload the test application to the cloud

Click on the "MY DATA" button from the Left Pane.

first app test

Click on the Upload file button. A pop up will show to browse the app from the local system.

first app test

Click on Browse button to select and upload the file from local system.

Browse App

Select the file and click on Open to upload on the Cloud.

Open File

The selected file will start the upload and a progress bar will appear

Open File

Once your file is uploaded, it will be listed in the "My Data" page.

Open File
Step 2 - Select the device for testing

Click on Trial on the Left Pane and Connect to any available device on the cloud.

Devices
Step 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.

Open File

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.

Open File

The user will be notified once the app is installed. The application once installed on the device is ready to be tested.

Open File
Step 4: Monitor device logs

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

Click on the "Logs" section in the docking station on the right. Then click on the Radio button to "Enable Logs".

Open File

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.

Open File
Step 5: Capture and edit screen shot

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.

Open File

Users can also edit the screenshot by hovering the mouse on the screenshot and select the edit button.

Open File

Select the edit button and mark the affected area.

Open File

Click on save button and save the edited screenshot with a relevant name.

Open File

Users can see all the screenshots captured and edited next to the device itself.

Users can directly log a bug in their JIRA or Github account or share to slack 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.

Open File
Step 6: 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.

Open File

Select the app package you want to monitor.

Open File

Once the app package is selected. The performance metrics for the app's performance will be displayed on the side to view and monitor.

Open File

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.

Simply click on Release, and then click on View Reports

Open File

On the Reports page, simply select the Stats icon under action.

Open File

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.

Open File

For Old UI

Lets have a look at the video for better understanding.

Let us have a look at each step in detail through screenshots.

Create the first App Test

Step 1: Upload the test application to the cloud drive

Click on the "MY APP/DATA" tab.

Click on the Upload file button. A pop up will show to browse the app from the local system.

first app test

Click on Browse App to select and upload the file from local system.

Browse App

Select and Open the file that will be used for testing.

Open File
Step 2: Select the device for testing

Go to the devices tab. It will display the list of available devices on the cloud.

Select the device to test the application.

Once the user clicks on the "Cloud" button the device will be connected to be used.

Devices
Step 3: Install the application on the device

Once the user connect to the device.

Install

Click on the Install tab from right pane.

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.

Application

The user will be notified once the app is installed. The application once installed on the device is ready to be tested.

App Installed
Step 4: Monitor device logs

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

Click on the "Logs" button on the right most pane in the page and then click on initializing the Log Streaming.

Monitor Device Logs

User will be able to see all the logs next to the device.

Logs
Step 5: Capture and edit screen shot

To capture any screen from the device, just click on the "capture screen shot" button.

Capture Screenshot

pCloudy will capture the high quality screen shot with the skin of the device and display it next to the device.

Device One

Users can also edit the screenshot by hovering the mouse on the screenshot and select the edit button.

Screenshot

Select the edit button and mark the affected area.

Edit Button

Click on save button and save the edited screenshot with a relevant name.

Save Screenshot

Users can see all the screenshots and edited ones next to the device itself.

And users can directly log a bug in their JIRA or Github account or share to slack from here itself. Click stop device session button to release the device back to cloud. Platform will clean up the device for the user.

Stop Device Session
Step 6: Analyzing the test statistics

After the testing, users 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.

Analyzing Test Statistics

Please find complete session video, entire 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.

Chart Report