Gestures

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

Overview

Support for gestures differs depending on the type of app being tested:

  • Native apps are written in the specific language of the mobile operating system. They are downloaded on the device, run on the device's internal software and hardware, and can take full advantage of the device features.
  • Mobile web apps are written in common web languages, such as HTML5 or Java and are cross-platform Internet-enabled apps accessible via the device’s web browser. Native features of the device are not accessible in mobile web apps.
  • Hybrid apps are a mixture of the two. Hybrid apps are written in a combination of languages and leverage a software shell that allows users to tap into the native capabilities of the device, such as the camera or GPS, which pure web apps cannot do.

Note: If you record gestures on a packaged app, the script can only be replayed on a packaged app. Gestures on the physical device are not recorded for non-packaged apps.

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Android native apps

The following gestures are supported in 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

The following gestures are supported in 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

The following gestures are supported in Android web apps:

Gesture UFTM 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 UFT Mobile, you need to re-sign the Agent apps .

The following gestures are supported in iOS native 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 UFT Mobile, 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 iOS app signing.

The following gestures are supported in iOS hybrid 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 UFT Mobile, you need to re-sign the Agent apps.

The following gestures are supported in iOS web apps:

Gesture UFTM 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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