Keynote is integrating its mobile testing platform with Appium, an open source framework designed to help automate the testing of native and web iOS and Android mobile apps.
The integration will allow app makers to improve the quality of apps by enabling efficient collaboration between quality assurance (QA) practitioners doing end-to-end testing and developers automating unit tests, the company said.
Developers and QA practitioners will be able to “pair a high-fidelity interactive mobile testing environment with a common automated scripting test framework and run tests across real devices to accelerate the mobile application lifecycle and improve quality”.
“With the Appium integration, we’re working to close the gap between quality assurance and developers through an open approach that can be utilised throughout the organisation, ultimately shortening the application lifecycle with no compromise to quality,” said Howard Wilson, executive vice president of commercial operations at Keynote.
The new platform will allow organisations to run automated scripting tests across mobile browsers and operating systems on actual smartphones, tablets and wearables deployed privately or in the Keynote Mobile Testing Cloud.
Additionally, by allowing development teams to use the programming language of their choice, share test assets and reproduce results more consistently, organisations can ensure new features are published quicker.