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The PWA framework (progressive web app framework) is growing in popularity. And it's important to consider how you'll test your PWA framework. In this blog, you'll learn the basics for testing PWAs.
“Always be testing on real world hardware”~ Owen Campbell-Moore, @owencm -- From the article: Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps
“Always be testing on real world hardware”
~ Owen Campbell-Moore, @owencm -- From the article: Designing Great UIs for Progressive Web Apps
In our recent webinar, we took a look at some of the issues related to testing PWAs. We offered a full testing strategy consisting of 6 pillars.
In addition, we specifically highlighted the various options and differences for testing web apps as they relate to iOS and Android. The PWA framework for iOS and Android are implemented and “installed” differently on each platform, making their test automation activities different.
For Android, an APK file is installed on the device. On iOS, a light version of the Safari web browser-based app is installed. Due to unique app characteristics on each platform, a standard Appium approach — as well as other common test frameworks — fails to identify their app objects, to launch them, and to handle other typical mobile scenarios.
There are two methods you can use to test PWAs on mobile OS.
You can use visual-based testing across iOS and Android to test your PWA app.
Mobile native commands support the PWA framework. You can use them to test your PWA app.
A survey that was conducted during the webinar. It seems clear that curiosity in the market is ramping up and people are starting to explore the emerging PWA technology. Given that PWAs are on the rise, having the know-how and tools to develop, debug, and test these apps is obviously a key to success. PWA tests will need to be executed to ensure seamless user experiences.
Many organizations are either shifting their current responsive web apps to a PWA framework or considering making the change in the near future.
Like all apps, PWAs need to be thoroughly tested. A PWA test ensures that users get exceptional digital experiences.
Perfecto can help you test PWAs. With Perfecto, you can:
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DevOps Chief Evangelist & Sr. Director at Perforce Software, Perfecto
Eran Kinsbruner is a person overflowing with ideas and inspiration, beyond that, he makes them happen. He is a best-selling author, continuous-testing and DevOps thought-leader, patent-holding inventor (test exclusion automated mechanisms for mobile J2ME testing), international speaker, and blogger.
With a background of over 20 years of experience in development and testing, Eran empowers clients to create products that their customers love, igniting real results for their companies.