Soasta has announced TouchTest Lite as a free version of its mobile app functional testing software. Hosted in a fully formed and fully free version, this product features "precision capture and playback" of all gestures on touch-based mobile devices.
So this offering aims to provide continuous testing for native, hybrid, and mobile web apps with a team collaboration element too.
"In a market with different operating systems, and multiple form factors, it is imperative for development organizations to automate the testing of their mobile applications to ensure their users have a great experience every time," said Tom Lounibos, Soasta CEO.
The new release of TouchTest has been integrated with HP Quality Center and a group of related IBM technologies.
"The new integration allows testers using HP Quality Center to run TouchTest mobile automation as part of their established enterprise test management process," said Lounibos.
Additionally, Soasta now integrates with IBM's Anthill Pro and Altassian's Bamboo — it expands on existing Jenkins plugins to include 100% hands-free mobile device testing to these commercial and open source continuous integration approaches.
Unlike traditional testing solutions that rely on manual testing, device emulators, or fragile external object recognition, TouchTest utilizes Soasta's in-app approach to mobile app test automation that captures and plays back all actions and gestures with correct motion and velocity on real devices.
Other new features in this release include reusable test components and unique identifiers, or locaters, which are stored for every user interface element to use later for resilient, maintainable test cases. An enhanced validation setting interface makes choosing and setting validations, the most critical parts of functional testing, faster.