Mobile applications have become a “game changing” force for enterprises across all industries.
Organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to boost revenues, decrease costs and reach out to their customers.
These game-changing technologies have also introduced a unique set of testing challenges:
Addressing the challenges through manual testing is not possible and automation is the only lever that can be applied to address the cost and time to market needs without compromising on the coverage.
Today, there is a natural rush for innovative test wares, but there has not been one compelling solution that can address all the above challenges. Mindtree has developed a script-less comprehensive automation solution for testing applications on smartphones, tablets or any kind of portable hand-held devices in the form of mSAF which is based in open source tools.
mSAF is a hybrid automation framework based on award winning QAI 2009 white paper on “Building an Automation Framework” around Open Source Technologies using Plug-And-Play (PnP) architecture. This automation framework leverages variety of open source tools and utilities (NativeDriver, WebDriver, etc.) coupled with Mindtree proprietary reusable components, such as object, keyword and data mapping as shown in the architectural view.
The customer develops portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, ﬂeet management solutions, maps and real-time services for the European market. Mindtree reduced the overall test execution cycle time by 40% using mSAF. We leveraged the behavioral driven feature supported by mSAF to automate 20% of use cases which covers 80% of the functionality for an android based portable navigation device.