Solved: 54% of Mobile Testers found THIS their biggest challenge

In the latest Calleo poll, 54% of respondents said that sourcing mobile devices is the biggest challenge when mobile testing.

Luckily, we know a great solution...

The Mobile Device Challenge

At Calleo, we're very familiar with this challenge. Simply put, your solution must work on many different devices. Be it phones, tablets or hybrids, from various makers with myriad operating systems and configurations. 

The challenge is not only the amount of devices, you also need easy access - particularly challenging when your whole test team is working from home.

Then of course, you need to bring some realism to your devices. How do you spoof real-world locations or simulate network conditions?

When you've got all your devices, how do you keep them up-to-date? Not just with their own software, but with yours? How many times will you have to install new versions of your app-under-test?

Like I said, we didn't find this answer at all surprising. Sourcing Mobile Devices is a tough challenge if you don't the answer, but it's really easy when you know how… 

Solved: The Mobile Device Challenge

UFT Mobile is your answer.

For the uninitiated, UFT Mobile (previously 'Mobile Center') is Micro Focus's industry leading Mobile Testing Tool. UFT Mobile covers functional, automation, security and performance testing and is a complete game-changer for Mobile Testers.

UFT Mobile - 4 Solutions to the Mobile Device Challenge

1 - Mobile Device Farm: UFT Mobile allows you to pool your physical devices to create your own farm, which all the team can connect to. You can even hook the devices up to your own laptop so others in your team can connect to them. 

2 - Mobile Device Lab: With UFT Mobile you can access devices via the cloud or using emulators. These devices supplement your own mobile kit, and you don't ever have to own them.

3 - Network Virtualization: UFT Mobile come with Micro Focus Network Virtualization. This lets you simulate real-world conditions for your devices, including bandwidth, latency, jitter, and packet loss. Think about someone on a train traveling from London to Newcastle.

4 - Remote Install & Reboot: UFT Mobile will flash install your app to all the devices in your Mobile Farm… and reboot them. In fact, you UFT Mobile gives you complete control over all of your devices.

Eliminate Your Mobile Testing Challenges

Sourcing Mobile Devices can be tricky. Whether it's getting hold of the devices, letting your team access them, or making them perform realistically, there's a lot to think about. But it doesn’t need to be hard. 

UFT Mobile solves your mobile device challenges. Maximise your current devices and augment them with cloud sourced devices and emulation, even simulate real world conditions to make your testing as effective as possible.


Stephen Davis
by Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis is the founder of Calleo Software, a Micro Focus (formerly HPE Software) Gold Partner. His passion is to help test professionals improve the efficiency and effectiveness of software testing.

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6th January 2021

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