Mobile Center Wizard

The Mobile Center wizard integrates with your testing tool, allowing you to make selections, such as devices and apps, from within your testing tool.

Open the Mobile Center wizard

You access the wizard from your testing tool to select a device, app, and test options. You can open the wizard once and follow the sequence of steps. Alternatively, you can close the wizard after making one selection, for example a device, and reopen it to select the next item.

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Test native or hybrid mobile applications

This section describes how to use the wizard for testing native or hybrid apps. If you are testing a mobile web app through a browser, see Test web applications.

To set up a test for a native or hybrid mobile application:

  1. Open the Mobile Center wizard from your testing tool and select a device:
  2. Click the More information button in a device's row to create a reservation or see device information. For details, see Device management.

  3. Next, click the APPS tab. The wizard opens to the APPLICATIONS page.

    Select one or more apps by clicking the app card(s), or add a new one using Upload application. The wizard automatically filters the apps based on the operating system of the device that you selected in the previous step. This is noted by a gray indicator in the filter pane. If you change the filter and show apps that do not match the OS of your device, the indicator will be red. For details about managing and filtering apps, the filters, see View, upload, and manage apps.
      

    Note that:

    • Certain environments may require you to use the packaged version of an app. Select the Use packaged version check box on the app card.
    • Full Device Automation functionality such as cross-app recording and recording of system apps, is not supported in packaged apps. For details, see App packaging and signing services.
  4. Click the TEST OPTIONS tab. Select the appropriate options for your test. For details about the options, see Test Options below.

  5. Click SAVE AND CLOSE in the top right corner to save your changes and close the Mobile Center window.

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Test web applications

This section describes how to use the wizard for testing mobile web applications using the MC Browser app, the Chrome emulator, or the Chrome or Safari native mobile browsers. If you are testing a native or hybrid app, see Test native or hybrid mobile applications.

To set up a mobile web test:

  1. For Android testing, make sure that Chrome is installed and designated as the default browser.

  2. Open the Mobile Center wizard from your testing tool and select a device:
  3. Click the More information button in a device's row to create a reservation or see device information. For details, see Device management.

  4. Click the BROWSER tab. Select a browser through which to run Web pages in your test.

  5. Click the TEST OPTIONS tab. Select the appropriate options for your test. For details, see Test Options below.

    Tip: For UFT, you can also set the test options directly from the Web tab in the Record and Run Settings dialog box.

  6. Click Save and Close in the top right corner to save your changes and close the Mobile Center window.

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Test Options

In the Test Options page of the wizard, you can configure the following settings:

Launch on start

In this section (not relevant when testing web applications), you indicate what app the device should open when your test begins.

Home Screen No actual app, just the device's Home screen.
Mobile Center app One of the apps that you selected in the previous step through the Apps tab.
System app Apps that are standard for the operating systems, such as Browser, Settings, SMS, Phone, Camera, Mail, or Calendar.

Installed apps

This section indicates what to do with apps that were installed on the device during the test, specified in the Apps tab.

Install

Installs all selected apps at the beginning of each record and replay session. If you know that the apps are installed on the device, you do not need to enable this option (required for AWS Device Farm devices).

Restart Restarts the apps at the beginning of the record or replay session.
Uninstall Deletes the apps after the record or replay session.

Device Metrics

Indicate which device-related metrics to save during the test run:

CPU CPU usage during the test run.
Memory The amount of memory used during the test run.
Free Memory The amount of free memory on the device, during the test run.
Log Creates a log of the run information.

Network Virtualization

In this section you indicate whether or not to use NV (Network Virtualization) during the test.

Note: This feature is license dependent and will only be displayed if covered by your license.

NV integration must also be enabled by the administrator for this option to be available. For details, see Network Virtualization integration.

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