Why Use Emulators During Mobile Testing?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | September 19, 2014 10:00 am

Before starting any software testing process it is necessary to prepare the equipment. Some works in mobile testing can be done on emulators installed on personal computers. Various automated testing instruments may be needed.

Emulators are often among frequently used assistant tools for testing of mobile software products. Emulators for the most popular mobile platforms are provided by the development frameworks.

Emulators Are Helpful For:

Frequently utilized emulators can be found in such development instruments like Android Software Development Kit, there are emulators for Android platforms; XCode by Apple comprising emulators for iOS platforms; Windows Phone Software Development Kit containing emulators for Windows Phone platforms and other.

A professional software testing company also uses network traffic emulators. They are meant for work on desktop machines and creating various networking conditions for the mobile application under test.

Experienced testers warn that though emulators are very helpful, no testing process should be limited by testing activities on them as emulators cannot fully substitute testing under real life conditions.

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Endnotes:
  1. Why mobile apps fail: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/09/25/mobile-apps-fail/
  2. Mobile presence – whim or demand?: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/06/22/mobile-presence-need/
  3. Effective Mobile Application Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2017/04/11/mobile-app-testing/
  4. Similarities Between Mobile Testing and Other Testing Types: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/12/30/mobile-testing-parallels/
  5. Fundamentals of Android Testing: http://blog.qatestlab.com/2016/12/23/android-testing-fundamentals/

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