Mobile Apps · QA testing

What are the best mobile app testing tools for startups?

Andrew Berg CTO at Shelor

December 8th, 2016

I have worked hard with Testflight before and now want to switch to something else. Made some investigation and found the following 

Who worked with this tools before? Any suggestions? 

Christoph Ranaweera validate early, pivot and kill fast instead of feeding a zombie

December 8th, 2016

interesting collection of tools. 
However the tools are quite different and it depends on what you want to do.

testflight helps you to distribute the version among people. Good thing is that payment can be tested without ad-hoc provisioning profile and registered UDIDs. However, it's only for iOS and it takes time coz apple is processing it for quite some time and checks whether everything is correct in the ipa.

We use hockeyapp to distribute different versions of ann app (continous integration, final pre-release testing version and the production version).
So if you want to distribute a client on iOS and Android for testing by real humans on devices my recommendation is hockeyapp.

Several of the tools listed have automated testing, that is a totally different area and so far I rather experienced problems with that coz the tool needs to know how to interact with the app. As soon as you have calculated results which require interaction and thus are always different it gets difficult.

Shawn Edge

December 9th, 2016

I've worked with a majority of thoes tools: Disclaimer : I work for Bitbar/Testdroid. Appium is very popular for Test automation. My personal choice is Calabash as it has done much better getting ready for iOS 10 and Xcode 8. The other tools listed are mostly cloud providers and or CI/CD tools. 

If you have questions or want to know more, I'd be more than happy to talk about what your team is trying to do and how we can help with that. 

- Shawn

Realtor Direct Serial business starter with a hot new idea

December 13th, 2016 looks very promising and is on beta free trial this month (12/16).

James Linden VP Business Solutions at Kochava

December 8th, 2016

From a testing perspective Crashlytics, Crittersism, and HockeyApp are the most commonly used tools prior to production.  For push notification toolset  generally recommend an AppBoy, Kahuna, Urban Airship as the top tools.   For measurement of connected devices & attribution Kochava is always a solid option :)

Ilya Lipovich Angel Investor/Operations leader

December 8th, 2016

My guys have been using and are pretty happy.

Andrew Berg CTO at Shelor

December 9th, 2016

What do you think about Ubertesters? Does anybody try to work with it? 

Jay Rice Advisor & Marketing Consultant

December 13th, 2016

These guys have nice testing tools.