15 Cross Platform Testing Tools

July 5, 2017 | 

One of the several factors of a successful application or website would be the ability for the users to access it through any available platform. This is done by cross-platform testing and requires numerous amounts of testing with multiple devices to be able to point the glitches and problems that need resolve, that each platform has proper access towards the app or website. Here are 15 mobile and web cross testing tools that testers should try out.

15 Cross Platform Testing Tools
1. Outsourcing Cross Platform Testers

If you want to relieve yourself from this task, one option to go is finding yourself outsourced testers who can do the job for you. Outsourcing testing companies will give you the right men for the job with exceptional results too.

2. Appium

Available on both iOS and Android. It is an HTTP server managing WebDiver sessions. It supports test in any framework and in any language that can create an HTTP request. It is an open source tool for automation of native, mobile and web as well as hybrid apps on iOS and Android platform. No app code needs to be modified as well.

3. MonkeyTalk

Also, works with Android and iOS, it is an open-source tool consists of three components such as IDE, Scripts, and agents. MonkeyTalk automates functional interactive tests for Android and iOS apps. MonkeyTalk scripts use simple keyword syntax and Ant of Java execution engines. Tests can be data-drive from a spreadsheet using CVS format.

4. Katalon

Katalon is a free mobile testing, web testing, and automation testing tool which is compatible with the latest versions of iOS and Android. Katalon offers a full featured test and execution management, dual scripting interfaces for starters and advanced users. Does script execution on emulators, real devices or cloud testing; Build in keywords support GUI, API and data testing, and has an out, of the box integration with JIRA, GIT, and Kobiton.

5. Calabash

Maintained by Xamarin, Calabash consists of two open source libraries, one for iOS and another for Android used for testing hybrid and native apps. It may provide the API for specialized touch screen experiences. In conjunction with Cucumber, test cases are written in a natural language then translated to test scripts that run within the framework. It works well with Ruby, Java, .NET, FLEX and other programming languages.

6. EggPlant

EggPLANT is a commercial GUI Automated Testing product designed and developed by TestPlant for both iOS and Android, and web app testing. It is useful for UI Automation and functional, Image-based Testing, Mobile Testing, Network Testing, Web Testing and Cross Browser Testing. There is one script for all devices and platforms, also with additional features on full device code. There is no need of any change in the app code to test the app under the app test.

7. Browsershots

A widely used cross-browser testing tool because of its features and available customization. It supports IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Minefield, Netscape, and much more with all their versions. You can select screen size, color depth, and an option to enable you to check the JavaScript status, and gives options to enable or disable Flash. One of the problems here though is it takes a long time for the results, and there are no available mobile browsers, but it still offers a lot for a service that comes free.

8. BrowserStack

Provides live web-based browser testing with instant access to every desktop and mobile devices. There is no need to install the app since it is cloud-based. There are pre-installed developer tools (Microsoft script debugger, Firebug Lite, etc.) used for debugging and cross-browser testing. BrowserStack can quickly set up a comprehensive testing environment with support for firewall, proxies, and Active Directory.

9. Selendroid

Works for Android apps is an open source framework simultaneously interacting with multiple devices and emulators. This does not require an app code modification. Selendroid has also released Selenium2, and WebDriver API which is the basis for test coding. The framework interacts with multiple devices or device emulators simultaneously. Also, it is driven of UI with native as well as hybrid apps and also mobile web.

10. KeepItFunctional (KIF)

An open source framework designed for iOS apps designed to test mobile app UI and easy automation testing. It is an iOS integration test framework used for functional testing that builds and performs test cases using standard XCTest testing target.

11. Ranorex

For both iOS and Android, Ranorex is an open source UI Automation Framework used for test web-based and mobile applications. This tool accepts Acceptance Testing, Automation Testing, GUI Testing, Web Testing, Mobile Testing, Data-Driven Testing, Cross-Device Testing and more. Also, it is used for functional testing to test native iOS apps, native mobile apps, Mobile Web Testing for iOS, Mono Touch, etc.

12. Xamarin

Xamarin has testing tools for cross-platform mobile apps, native to iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows apps, using a single shared C# codebase. Xamarin has its own interface development tool and Xamarin University program where you can take online courses; it allows you run cloud-based automated UI acceptance test. Other features offer native API access, forms interfaces for sharing code, directly add components from an interface, and integration with the back-end.

13. Frank

This open source only for iOS test framework represents combined features of cucumber and JSON. Frank helps to write structured acceptance tests, and requirements also include Symbiote app inspector. There is no need to do any modifications to the app code, although there will be difficulty directly running on devices. It is best suited for emulators and web-based apps.

14. Browserling

Launched in 2010, Browserling is a real-time, interactive cross-browser testing tool. Features offer supported range from most versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Firefox. Operating System support range from Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 8.1, and is also available is Android Mobile. They use SSH Tunnels for local testing and API.

15. Litmus

Famous for email inbox testing, Litmus has branched out into ‘page testing’ which allows you to see how your page appears on known web browsers in both mobile and desktop platforms. Litmus is geared more for designers, but developers can use it as well. It supports browsers from Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and mobile versions; meanwhile their operating system supports both Windows, iOS, and Android.