List Of Top 10 Mobile App Testing Tools
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List Of Top 10 Mobile App Testing Tools

As mobile applications have become more and more important for consumers as well as for businesses, they are expecting higher quality apps too. It has lead companies to build their own mobile apps that support various devices, versions and platforms. Testing teams are now required to get ready and evaluate mobile apps as a part of their project works.

With the rapid increase in usage of mobile app devices, more and more testing tools are emerging to enable the developers whip out amazing apps and help testers to improve quality. The Mobile app testers can take advantage of these testing tools, streamline their tasks and improve app quality.

Here is a list of Top 10 Mobile App Testing Tools available in the market:

Frank for iOS- Frank is a test for iOS app testing tool that allows developers to test with Cucumber and JSON. It allows writing structure test, acceptance tests, and requirements all for your iOS app. Frank can also provide required information about the app through its powerful inspector Symbiote.

KIF for iOS- KIF stands for Keep-it-Functional; it is an integration test framework that was specially developed for iOS developers. It builds and performs cases with a standard testing target that is XCTest. These tests are written in Objective- C, with which developers are already familiar.

iOS Drivers- It is competent for complete integration with Selenium grid. It uses WebDriver API for testing iOS mobile apps, where execution is faster and scalable as its default is to run on emulators. The current version of iOS driver works with devices, but it works slowly.

Robotium for Android- It is a great tool that is used for both native and hybrid apps. The testing generated with it is written in Java, which makes black box testing easier for the developers. It takes time and efforts to test with Robotium as it needs to work with source code for automated tests.

MonkeyRunner for Android- MonkeyRunner is a tool for testing Android SDK, and it provides an API for writing programs that control an Android device from outside. The main disadvantage of this tool is that, while using it you are required to write scripts for each device.

Selendroid for Android- Selendroid is a test automation framework for Android. The test is written here via Selenium 2 client API. It is used for both native and hybrid apps, and it also writes a test for mobile web as well.

UI Automator- It creates functional Android UI tests. With this tool scripts are written in Javascript, it also allows running test against your app on a single as well as multiple devices. Its UIAutomator Viewer is used to run test results.

Calabash for iOS and Android- It is an app testing tool for Android and iOS which works for native as well as hybrid apps both. Calabash is maintained by Xamarin; it contains two open source libraries one for Android and another on is for iOS. It works with Java, .NET, Ruby and many other languages.

MonkeyTalk for Android and iOS- Both testers and developers use its complete functional test platform for Android and iOS apps. MonkeyTalk is made up of three main components such as IDE, Agent, and Scripts. IDE creates a test using playback and records. Its scripts are simple keyword syntax and Java or ANT execution engines.

Appium for iOS and Android- Appium is a superb open source tool used for native and hybrid apps also. Mainly, it manages webDriver sessions with an HTTP server. Appium supports tests with any language and framework that is created with us of HTTP request.

At this moment, there are many mobile app development frameworks are available for testing your mobile app. Also, these mobile automation test frameworks are developing at a rapid pace. Each testing framework has its benefits and drawbacks; the decision to choose a mobile app development and testing tool, entirely depends on upon the needs of the testing organization and its software.


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