TestBash Mobile 2022 - Mobile App Testing - Emulator/Simulators or Real Device with Vaishali Megharaj Desarda

This talk by @vaishali_desarda will give you insights on what to choose and when to choose - a kind of strategy for selecting between Emulator/simulator & the real device.

We’ll use this Club thread to share resources mentioned during the session and answer any questions we don’t get to during the live session.


Resources Given Live:

Questions Answered Live by @friendlytester :

  1. How would you define the difference between an emulator and a simulator? (Anonymous)
  2. What are the differences between using a cloud device farm and real device? Things such as device feel, performance, restricted access to settings maybe? @magsy
  3. Very little has been said on Device Farms so far. What Device Farm providers have you found useful? @d_ozdarski
  4. In you experience - what have been the most reactions of customers when coming up with the idea of cloud test farms? (Speaking of NDAs)… @alexschnapper
  5. If someone wants to bring Mobile Testing into their teams and they want to bring Browserstack, what are the things they should focus? @laveenaramchandani01
  6. What does the trend of working from home mean for what solution to use? @elliottjames870
  7. What’s the biggest cloud device farm you’ve ever used? @simon_tomes

Questions Not Answered Live:

  1. What emulator/simulator/cloud farm tooling would you recommend? (Anonymous)
  2. What are the main limitations to be aware of with emulators/simulators? (Anonymous)
  3. What strategies to lowering the bar for mobile app testing can you suggest for teams traditionally used to web app testing? @alg
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Too many people approach mobile without enough ramp-up time. Super interested in getting to see the sessions when they get posted up later on. Busy myself doing some mobile automation boot-up on a meeting-heavy and too time-critical path to join in. Keen to verify assumptions my team has made so far.