Gestures

This topic summarizes Mobile Center support for recording touch gestures on native, mobile web, and hybrid apps.

Gestures below that are not supported for recording can be manually added to the script, and are supported on replay. However, you cannot record gestures on a packaged app, and then replay the script on a non-packaged app. Gestures on the physical device are not recorded for non-packaged apps.

Android native apps

Gesture Packaged app Non-packaged app
Scroll Records as swipe.

Pan (Drag and Drop)

Swipe 
Long press
Does not record duration.

Does not record duration.
Tap/Click
Pinch 
Add the step to the script.

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Android hybrid apps

Gesture Packaged app Non-packaged app
Scroll

Records as swipe.

Pan (Drag and Drop)

Add the step to the script.

Add the step to the script.

Swipe
Long press
Does not record duration.

Does not record duration.
Tap/Click
Pinch
Add the step to the script.

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Android mobile web apps

Gesture MC Browser Chrome
Scroll Records as a swipe.

Records as a swipe.

Pan (Drag and Drop)
Add the step to the script.

Add the step to the script.
Swipe
Long press


Does not record duration.


Does not record duration.
Tap/Click
Pinch
Records with a delay.
Waits until the step
following the pinch,
and then records both.

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iOS native apps

The Agent apps must be signed with a development certificate of an Apple Developer Account, and a development provisioning profile belonging to the same account. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Mobile Center, you need to re-sign the Agent apps .

Gesture Packaged app Non-packaged app
Scroll

Pan (Drag and Drop)

Swipe 
Long press

Tap/Click
Pinch 
Add the step to the script.

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iOS hybrid apps

The Agent apps must be signed with a development certificate of an Apple Developer Account, and a development provisioning profile belonging to the same account. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Mobile Center, you need to re-sign the Agent apps.

Note: Both packaged and non-packaged hybrid apps must be signed with a development certificate. For more details, see Certificates required when signing iOS apps.

Gesture Packaged app Non-packaged app
Scroll Records as swipe. Records as swipe.

Pan (Drag and Drop)


Add the step to the script.

Add the step to the script.
Swipe 
Long press

Records with a delay. Waits until the step
following the press,
and then records both, but does not record duration.

Records with a delay. Waits until the step
following the press,
and then records both, but does not record duration.

Tap/Click
Pinch 
Add the step to the script.

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iOS mobile web apps

The Agent apps must be signed with a development certificate of an Apple Developer Account. If you are upgrading from an earlier version of Mobile Center, you need to re-sign the Agent apps.

Gesture MC Browser Safari
Scroll Records as swipe.
Add the step to the script.
Pan (Drag and Drop)
Add the step to the script

Add the step to the script.
Swipe
Long press


Does not record duration.


Does not record duration.

Tap/Click
Pinch
Add the step to the script.

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