AMA: mobile automation tests

ccy asks…

Do you have plan to do some work in the area of mobile automation test?

My response…

I must say I haven’t had a lot of recent experience with mobile UI automation tools. A couple of years back we started using Appium but abandoned this effort as the tests were so fragile we could never get green builds, so we focused on writing unit tests for the specific mobile code, testing webviews from WebDriver, and doing human end to end testing on real devices. This worked well at the time.

One of my colleagues is implementing some e2e automated tests for the Android and iOS native apps, I will keep an eye on this and share my thoughts, or ask him to share his as we go.

Author: Alister Scott

Alister is an Excellence Wrangler for Automattic.