Provar now supports the use of Perfecto mobile cloud for cloud-based test execution.
The Perfecto Mobile cloud is a web-based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that allows mobile application developers and QA Engineers to work with services such as advanced automation, monitoring and testing services. It enables mobile app testers to automate testing for mobile phone devices connected with diverse mobile networks spread across different geo-locations.
Configuring Perfecto in Provar
Before configuring a Perfecto Mobile App in Provar, you should have already sorted your Perfecto setup and have your Perfecto Mobile Server details (username and password or a security token). Refer to Perfecto’s documentation for more information on completing this setup in Perfecto.
Adding a browser provider
To begin configuring the Perfecto Mobile App in Provar, start by adding a new Browser Provider.
Navigate to the Test Settings view and click the Browser Providers tab. Then click the Add New (‘+’) button:
On the Add new Browser Provider screen, add a Provider Name and then select the Perfecto Mobile radio button:
Note that there are two ways we can connect Perfecto application, logging in with user credentials or logging in with a security token.
To log in with user credentials, leave this radio button ticked and add Perfecto mobile server details:
Alternatively, to log in with a security token, tick this radio button and then pass your application security token value into the Security Token field:
Once your login details are added, click the Test Connection button to verify the details are correct:
Adding a device
Next, add the devices that will be used.
On the same screen as above, click the Add New (‘+’) button on the Devices section:
On the Add Perfecto Mobile Device page, you can select the Platform where testing is going to be carried out. Provar provides two-platform support for iOS and Android. Selecting the Platform will alter the options in the Make and Model dropdowns.
First your Platform and then the relevant Make and Model:
Before selecting the Device, note that there are three radio buttons below Device which offer different Device availability types: All, Available and Reserved By You. These define how Provar should pick the Device.
These availability types have the following options:
- If All is selected, the Device dropdown will default to ‘any’ but also offer specific devices for selection (regardless of whether they are currently available for testing)
- If Available is selected, the Device dropdown will offer ‘any’ as well as devices that are currently available for testing.
- If Reserved By You is selected, the Device dropdown will offer ‘any’ as well as any devices that you have reserved for testing on Perfecto.
If there are no available devices, we recommend selecting ‘any’ so that Provar will automatically pick the device which is available at that moment:
Once you are happy with the device details provided, click the OK button to complete adding the Perfecto Mobile Device.
Back on the Browser Provider details screen, you can now click the OK button to complete adding the new Browser Provider. The new Browser Provider will have been added to the list:
Adding a mobile app
We can now add a new Mobile App for Perfecto mobile.
Still on the Test Settings view, click the Mobile Apps tab. Then click the Add New (‘+’) button:
Provide an App Name, then in the Perfecto section select the Application Name from the dropdown.
In this dropdown you can see all the Application Capability Values which are hosted on the Perfecto account.
Note that these names represent the repository path in Perfecto where the mobile app is placed. It will be prefixed PRIVATE or PUBLIC depending on the location in Perfecto.
In Perfecto, this can be seen under the Repository tab where you can place mobile apps. There are two sections, one for Public (named ‘Public Media’) and one for Private (‘My Media’). These folder locations are reflected in Provar as above.
Back in Provar, once you are happy with your Mobile App details, click OK.
You will see this new Mobile App added on the Mobile Apps tab:
Running tests on perfecto
Now that setup is complete you are ready to start executing test cases. To start executing test cases, first select the new Web Browser which you created above.
To create a new Test Case using the setup above, create a new Test Case and select your Perfecto mobile application from the Salesforce Application dropdown. Click the ‘Finish’ button, then build your test case as usual.
Note that you can also run existing test cases by selecting the Web Browser as above and then amending the ‘Salesforce Application’ on the Connect step to reflect the mobile application where your Perfecto app settings are stored.
Once the test is ready to be run, use Run mode or Debug mode to execute it. (Currently Provar only supports these two modes for test execution on Perfecto.) Progress can be monitored as usual in the Test Runner. You can also review test execution on the Perfecto website by clicking More > Device Dashboard:
Click the Select Device option and the Select button to choose a device.
Below is an example of a ServiceMax FSA app test case running on Perfecto through Provar.
You can also access an execution report by clicking More > Execution Center.
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