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Engagement Highlights - QA

  1. Created Automation framework in Mocha for Mobile applications for Android and iOS platforms. 
  2. Automated end-to-end critical test cases and scenarios. 
  3. API Automation for Bluetooth-connected tools. 

Company Introduction

The company is a trusted provider of tools and innovative solutions essential for shaping the world around us. The company’s reach extends far beyond household names, encompassing engineered fastening systems and industrial solutions vital for automotive security, communication devices, and critical infrastructure development.

Challenges & Goals

Neova team was asked to perform Automation development for their Android and Mobile apps.  

  1. Diverse Platforms: Testing mobile apps for multiple platforms (iOS and Android) required significant effort and resources. 
  2. Manual Testing Overhead: Manual testing processes were time-consuming and prone to errors, hindering the speed of releases. 
  3. Device Fragmentation: The wide variety of mobile devices, screen sizes, and OS versions posed challenges in ensuring app compatibility and consistency across devices.   

Solutions

After getting a clear understanding of the requirements and to address these challenges, Neova implemented a comprehensive mobile automation strategy leveraging the following technologies:   

  1. Mocha Framework: Mocha provided a flexible and feature-rich testing framework for writing and executing automated tests. Its support for asynchronous testing and assertion libraries made it an ideal choice for mobile test automation. 
  2. Appium: As an open-source test automation framework, Appium offered cross-platform support for automating iOS and Android apps. Its compatibility with multiple programming languages and support for native, hybrid, and mobile web applications made it a versatile tool for mobile testing.  
  3. WebdriverIO: WebdriverIO served as the automation library for driving interactions with mobile apps. Its intuitive API, built-in commands, and seamless integration with Appium made it easy to write and execute mobile automation scripts.    
  4. Xcode and Instruments: For iOS app testing, Xcode and its Instruments tool were utilized to analyze app performance, conduct memory and CPU profiling, and debug issues. Xcode also provided simulators for testing on virtual iOS devices.    
  5. UIAutomator and XCUITest Drivers: UIAutomator and XCUITest drivers were used to interact with native UI elements on Android and iOS platforms, respectively. These drivers enabled seamless automation of UI interactions, such as tapping buttons, entering text, and verifying UI components. 

Results/Impact Areas

  1. Improved Test Coverage: Mobile automation increased test coverage by executing a larger number of test cases across multiple devices and OS versions, uncovering defects early in the development cycle.  
  2. Faster Time-to-Market: Automation reduced the time spent on manual testing, enabling faster releases and quicker time-to-market for mobile apps.  
  3. Enhanced Reliability: Automated tests provided consistent and reliable results, reducing the likelihood of regression issues and enhancing the overall quality of mobile apps.  
  4. Cost Savings: By automating repetitive testing tasks, we reduced the need for manual testing resources, resulting in cost savings and increased efficiency.  
  5. Streamlined Processes: Integrating mobile automation into the CI/CD pipeline streamlined the testing and release processes, facilitating continuous delivery and deployment of mobile apps.