Does ranorex supports default browsers on tablets?

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cruzez
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Does ranorex supports default browsers on tablets?

Post by cruzez » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:25 pm

Hi after long troubleshooting I managed to connect nexus 7 with os 4.3 to Ranorex.
I thought RxBrowser is just a plugin to communicate with device.
But didn't realise its a browser from Ranorex.


Can't we use chrome for android, chrome or safari for Ipad? Our web application is only designed for chrome. :(

krstcs
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Re: Does ranorex supports default browsers on tablets?

Post by krstcs » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:17 pm

Unfortunately due to the way Ranorex interacts with apps on devices, you MUST have source code (for iOS devices) or the APK (for Android devices) that you can inject the Ranorex libraries into.

For iOS, this isn't going to happen, especially for Safari.

For Chrome, you might be able to do it, but you would still need an Apple Mac system to compile the iOS code (with the Ranorex lib embeded) on and then a way to get it on the device (developer mode should work). You might be able to get code for Chromium for both iOS and Android, but I don't know if that would work.
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cruzez
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Re: Does ranorex supports default browsers on tablets?

Post by cruzez » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:53 pm

Thanks for prompt reply.

With device options almost ruled out, I want to try with emulators. What you have explained above applies to emulators as well?

That mean install RxBrowser to automate? Amount of pain to get them working pointless for little value, I am thinking to better go with user agents.

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Re: Does ranorex supports default browsers on tablets?

Post by krstcs » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:42 pm

Yes, it applies to emulators as well.


For web testing, one thing you can do is use Firefox's Responsive option (Ctrl-Shft-M) in combination with a User Agent changer. Ranorex will work fine and the website will think you are on whatever mobile device you tell it.
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