AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

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Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however.

On Wednesday, Amazon announced expansion of the offering for iOS apps. While it's not quite here yet, it will be very soon. The company plans to launch it on August 4 with support for Appium (Java JUnit and Java TestNG), Calabash, UI Automation, and XCTest.

"You can also use the fuzz test that is built in to Device Farm. This test randomly sends user interface events to devices and reports on the results," says Amazon's Jeff Bar in a blog post announcing the news.

After you upload your binary to Device Farm, you will have the opportunity to select the app to test," he explains. "After you start the test, the test results and the associated screen shots will be displayed as they arrive."

Developers will be able to test cross-platform titles and get various reports on problem patterns, logs, screenshots, performance data, etc. They should be consistent regardless of platform and test framework.

While the offering won't be available until August 4, Amazon is suggesting you get started reading the documentation and creating test suites/scripts.

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