Web - HTTP/HTML for mobile

Note: This section describes the use of the Web - HTTP/HTML protocol for recording user activity on mobile applications. For comprehensive details about the Web - HTTP/HTML protocol, see Web - HTTP/HTML protocol.

The Web HTTP/HTML protocol provides the following methods for generating Vuser scripts for mobile applications:

If your client application… and… You can use…
  • Communicates with the HTML/HTTP protocol.

  • Is either a browser-based or native application.
  • Your device is in the same network as the VuGen machine.
  • Your device allows proxy configuration.

The VuGen machine acts as a proxy server capturing all the traffic from the mobile device to the target server. After the business process has been recorded VuGen creates a script.

For details, see:

Record via a proxy
  • You have an existing capture file.

You can use VuGen to analyze a capture file that was created with an external capture file utility, such as Wireshark, and then generate a Vuser script.

For details, see:

Create a Vuser script by analyzing a captured traffic file
  • You do not want (or cannot) record from the actual device.
  • Your mobile OS is Android.
  • You have a device emulator.

For many mobile devices, there are third party emulators that you can install on your computer. Once installed, you can use the emulator to record and generate a Vuser script for mobile applications.

For details, see:

Use emulation to record mobile applications

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