Mobot Automated Testing Features

Mobot’s automated mobile testing tools make mobile app testing easy by leveraging the power of human-supervised, mechanical robotics to automatically run your tests as a human user would. Your test suite can be executed simultaneously across a range of real physical devices in our inventory. Mobot gets accurate test results from a range of iOS and Android devices to you within the same or next day, significantly cutting down on the time and manpower needed to conduct the same tests manually.

Downloading your staging build from TestFlight, Firebase and other common distribution platforms, Mobot accesses and interacts with your app just like a real person would. This lets you craft an end-to-end test suite that mimics how a real user behaves, run automatically across many iOS/Android devices at once. This means your engineering, QA and product teams get comprehensive test coverage on the most popular smartphone and tablet makers, such as Apple, Google and Samsung.

Mobot provides mobile app automation testing for a wide variety of use cases. Our automated testing service has been used to test in-app purchases, verify video/audio playback, validate text inputs, exchange chat messages between multiple test devices and even connect to other hardware peripherals via Bluetooth, to name just a few. In addition to executing true touchscreen gestures (taps, swipes), our solution can also measure app performance, such as how quickly a screen loads, and how an app behaves with real device hardware, like capturing content using the front or rear camera.

Mechanical Robots Testing Physical Devices

Mobot uses human-supervised, mechanical robots to physically use mobiles devices exactly as a real user would. There are no virtual or simulated touchscreen taps with Mobot - each tap or swipe in your regression test suite is executed by a mechanical finger using a real device mounted in the robot’s test bed. This enables your team to gather accurate and authentic feedback about how your iOS or Android app behaves in the wild. Mobot's platform gives your team the confidence that your code will work as expected, end-to-end with your backend, API and other infrastructure. This is critical whether you’re launching a new product to the App Store/Google Play or pushing a new update to production.

Our robots are fast and accurate, enabling us to execute manual, physical testing tasks that would be time-consuming to do by hand. Common test cases like in-app purchases, subscription management, user account creation using third-party providers (Facebook, Google, Apple) and triggering push notifications while a mobile app is backgrounded can be automated on many devices simultaneously, making automated iOS testing and automated Android testing easy.

Why Trust Mobot?

Automated, Accurate, Proven

Real Device Testing

In-house manual mobile app testing can not only take up a lot of time from team members, but also physical resources. Keeping your own physical device farm on hand and up to date is another expense on top of the additional time it takes to run your test suite on each device. Many teams find there simply is not time to run full test suites on every device within the short timeframes necessary to keep up with the pace of development and release to the App Store and Google Play. This often means cutting corners in one or more ways - either only testing on the most popular models and neglecting the rest, or running limited test suites on each device and risk missing critical edge cases before your code gets pushed to production.

By utilizing Mobot for your end to end mobile testing instead, you get the advantage of having access to a wide range of iOS and Android devices at no additional expense. These devices cover a wide variety of different models and resolutions and can be run on a rotating schedule with Mobot. Combining these devices with a physical robot fleet can significantly speed up UI/UX testing compared to doing so manually. Because Mobot supports multiple testing baselines and A/B testing, constantly evolving app layouts can quickly and easily be tested to ensure consistency across different devices simultaneously.

Fast, Easy, Accurate Results

Our range of mobile app testing services works for many different types of testing in the QA process, whether that be functional, integration, usability, or regression testing. Mobot combines automation and human-supervision to  quickly and accurately verify pass and fail cases for many different testing types. In the fast-paced world of mobile app development, reducing testing time can not only save you time and money, but it can also help free up time for your team to focus on developing your core product.

All you need to do is tell us what to test (or import your own test suite from your preferred test case management platform) and grant us access to your staging environment. From there, we’ll handle the rest and deliver a detailed report of the results to you. There’s absolutely no setup or maintenance needed by your team, so you can focus on delivering the best possible product and building new features while we handle your testing. Our mobile app testing services can test a wider range of devices and get results back far quicker than teams that still rely on traditional manual testing.

Mobile Test Cases

Our clients currently use Mobot for a wide variety of testing purposes. Our mobile app testing tools can conduct full end to end testing scenarios, such as creating new accounts and logging in, making eCommerce or in-app purchases, and validating form inputs. Our mechanical robots have a team of human supervisors on hand to ensure and verify that your test suite runs smoothly. Each report is carefully reviewed by our team before being delivered to you within a few hours, ensuring that you get quality feedback every time.

Our range of test cases supported doesn’t stop at testing the app during use in the foreground. We also support a wide variety of environmental variables that you can test your app against when the app is backgrounded. Examples of these include testing app behavior when users receive a phone call interruption, receive a push notification  or lose WiFi connection strength. We can also test app performance, measure how long screens take to load, use actual hardware features like capturing images using the test device’s camera and monitor audio output.