Part of the journey in software development is testability. Regarding mobile development, testability for your iOS app goes through UI testing. Let’s see different way to inspect any UI elements and prepare your iOS app for UI automation testing.
I recently went for a Swift conference and UI automation testing was one of the subject. I already mentioned it with Appium in the past but I think it’s time to go back to it and explain why today I still prefer using Apple’s testing framework instead.
Couple months ago, I’ve tried to set a mobile testing environment with Appium and one of the best tools to execute these tests was SauceLabs, a cloud platform dedicated for testing. SauceLabs is pretty easy to use but here is couple tricks to make even easier.
Continuous integration and continuous delivery is something I wanted to do a while ago, specially since Apple accelerated its approval process to publish new apps on its mobile store. It can now takes less than a day to have an update available for your mobile users: continuous integration and continuous delivery makes more sense than ever on mobile apps.
Appium is an UI automation testing framework, helping developers to automatically test their app. This tool can be really powerful but my experience with it let me think it’s not enough accurate to be used everyday and at its full potential.