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5 Handy Android Automated Testing Tools

Why should you use automated testing tools? Well, for starters, they help to save your time while testing various apps, they are really helpful in excluding errors, and they also help to detect omissions in those test executions caused by a human element or a human factor. We have evaluated some tools for Android testing, which prove to be very handy and useful, when it comes to the execution of any Android project.

1. Robotium Android Testing Tool

Robotium is an Android test automation framework that has full support for native and hybrid applications. Robotium makes it easy to write powerful and robust automatic black-box UI tests for Android applications. Test Case Developers, with the support of Robotium, can write function, system, and user acceptance test scenarios, spanning multiple Android activities.

2. MonkeyRunner Android App Testing

The MonkeyRunner tool provides an Application programming interface (API),  for writing programs that control an Android device or emulator from outside of the Android code. With MonkeyRunner, you can write a Python program that installs an Android application or test package, runs it, sends keystrokes to it, takes screenshots of its user interface, and stores screenshots on the workstation. The MonkeyRunner tool is primarily designed to test applications and devices at the functional/framework level and for running unit test suites, but one is free to use it for other purposes, as well.

3. Ranorex Android Application Testing Tool



Ranorex is an easy-to-use test automation software for developing and managing projects in teams made up of both testers and developers. A step-by-step wizard helps you to set up the test environment and quickly get started. Non-programmers can use the script-free drag & drop functionality, whereas professional programmers can use an API for C# and VB.NET to enhance their test suites and recordings.

4. Appium Android Automation Framework


Appium is built on the idea that testing native apps shouldn’t require including an SDK or recompiling your app. And that you should be able to use your preferred test practices, frameworks, and tools. Appium is an open source project and has made design and tool decisions to encourage a vibrant contributing community.

5. UI Automator for Android Test Automation


The UI Automator testing framework provides a set of APIs to build UI tests that perform interactions on user apps and system apps. The UI Automator APIs allows you to perform operations such as opening the Settings menu or the app launcher in a test device. The UI Automator testing framework is well-suited for writing black box-style automated tests, where the test code does not rely on internal implementation details of the target app.

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