Testing of Android Web Application

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Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Oksana » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:12 am

Hello!

Is it possible to make automation with Ranorex 4.0.4 of Android web application?
If yes, then, please, refer me to related documentation on this subject.

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Support Team » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:33 am

Hello,

Web testing on Android devices is currently not possible.

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Oksana » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:27 pm

Thanks,

Is it planned to support such testing?

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Support Team » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:57 pm

Hello,

We are currently evaluating web testing for Android.
Unfortunately, there are some challenges that we need to manage.
I am sorry but I couldn't provide any information concerning a future support for that.

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Oksana » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:16 pm

Hello,

Are there any updates regarding this question?

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by krstcs » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:45 pm

Have you tried finding an Android browser that is open-source, or that allows you to download the APK directly?

You might try Firefox or Dolphin and see if you could instrument their APKs and then push them to the device.

EDIT: I haven't tried either of these, but they may be obfuscated, so Ranorex would not be able to instrument them. Again, haven't tried it myself yet.
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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Oksana » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:07 am

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Oksana » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Hi,

Are you going to support Android web testing in the next Ranorex version (5.0)?

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by Support Team » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:03 pm

Hello Oksana,

Unfortunately Android web testing will not be a feature in Ranorex 5.0.
Our development team is investigating if there is a solution for this issue at the moment. Unfortunately I cannot give a time frame when this will be possible using Ranorex. Unfortunately I cannot even say if it will be possible in the future at the moment.

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Re: Testing of Android Web Application

Post by krstcs » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:13 pm

From my understanding of how Android/Ranorex work together, Ranorex would have to build its own Android web browser in order to integrate web testing on an Android device.

Since this is not part of their core business, it is very doubtful that it would ever happen.


As I suggested, it might be easier to get an open-source Android-based web browser and instrument it yourself than waiting for Ranorex to incorporate it in their products.


Another alternative is to use Firefox on a PC with a User Agent switching addon. This will allow you to set Firefox to send its user agent to the web server as if it were an Android browser. The server should send the mobile version of the site. You can also set the screen size of the browser to emulate a mobile device, allowing you to emulate the required environment easily. This would allow you to test the server response and visual aspects, which are what you are probably looking for.

The only reason you would need to test on an actual mobile browser is if you were building the browser, in which case, you would have the app to instrument.
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