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April 20, 2023

Mobile Testing Made Easy: A Perfecto Tutorial

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When it comes to mobile apps, nothing is more important to ensuring quality than proper testing. According to research, 88% of mobile time is spent on apps, a number that is continually growing every year. Therefore, it is more important than ever for teams to find the right testing partner to ensure their apps function properly and can compete on the marketplace.

This blog will provide a tutorial on how to get started testing with Perfecto, as well as highlight some of the features that make Perfecto the market leader in mobile app testing. 

Perfecto Tutorial: Getting Started

Are you interested in Perfecto but want to learn more about how it works? Then this Perfecto tutorial is for you! Once you sign up for Perfecto, there is virtually no setup required to start testing right away. You will be provided with login credentials and directed to the Perfecto cloud to get started. 

Once logged in, you will see a dashboard showing tabs for “Manual Testing”, “Scriptless Automation”, “Test Analysis”, and “Assets and Setup”. 

Perfecto tutorial navigation


Test Analysis refers to Perfecto’s extensive reporting and analytics, while Assets and Setup is where you’ll find Perfecto’s admin portal. 

The Scriptless Automation section includes the automated testing tool, Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, for which no prior coding knowledge is required to test even the most complex native mobile use cases. To learn more about Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, visit the product page here

Related Reading: Perfecto Scriptless Mobile is Here: Your Automated Mobile Testing Solution

For the purposes of this Perfecto tutorial, we will focus on the Manual Testing tab.

Perfecto Tutorial: Mobile Testing Tool

Now let’s get started with our Perfecto mobile testing tool tutorial! When you click into the Manual Testing section, you will see an extensive list of devices. Perfecto is known for its wide assortment of real devices in the cloud, including Android and iOS models, all of which reside in one of six data center locations around the world. 

Perfecto tutorial device locations

The first step in this Perfecto mobile testing tool tutorial is to click on the device you wish to acquire. Once you click the device, the availability status changes to “in use” so that no one else can utilize it. You now have full control over the selected device. 

Perfecto tutorial availability

You can now start testing on the device in the same way that you would if the device was physically in your hand. 

Related Reading: The Value of Using Virtual Devices for Testing

Perfecto Tutorial: Virtual Device Lab

Perfecto stores devices in six data centers around the world, including locations in the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia. Included in the device pool is an assortment of Android, iOS, iPads, and tablets, delineated by model. 

The public cloud consists of a pool of 120 devices available on a first come, first served basis. The devices are allocated by region based on the Test Coverage Guide, which ensures that 80% of each region is covered. In the private cloud, devices are stocked based on the customer’s individual requirements. 

Related Reading: Which Perfecto Package Should You Get? 

A highlight of Perfecto’s mobile device lab is that there is same-day availability for all new devices and OSs. For example, if the new iPhone comes out tomorrow, you could have that iPhone available and supported in your cloud by tomorrow. 

Perfecto tutorial resources

Lastly for this Perfecto tutorial, there are many different support documents and modules available to help get you started. If you require any additional support or information, the Perfecto support team is available 24/7 to assist.

Bottom Line

Your testing flow with Perfecto is designed to be a seamless and intuitive experience. With everything located in one easy-to-navigate dashboard in the cloud, users can easily begin testing in no time on a large variety of virtual devices. Whether your test requires manual testing or automated testing using the new Perfecto Scriptless Mobile, testing teams will gain access to Perfecto’s around-the-clock support and robust reporting and analytics. 

To get started testing and releasing high-quality apps with ease, sign up for a free 14-day trial of Perfecto today.


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