IOS applications are all in rage these days due to the rise in the popularity of IOS devices. But without a perfect IOS app, it is almost impossible for merchants to make the best out of their application development and generate profits from it. Hence proper testing of the IOS application to make sure that the application is easy to use and operates without any flaws is a must. For this, you need to decide the type of testing tool you and your hired iOS app development company would use for testing your app. But to make sure you get the desired result you must make a mindful choice regarding your tools. With this article today we will take a look into the various options available in the market for testing IOS applications.
Top tools for testing IOS applications
There are a number of amazing tools available in the market for testing the IOS application. However, opting for one that has all the features to complement your application’s development process is a must to make sure you make the best out of your application. Below is a detailed list of some of the most popular and efficient tools available for testing IOS applications efficiently. You can use any one of these to test your IOS applications before launching it to the public:
XCTest is a framework used for testing IOS apps. This tool comes along with Apple’s IDE to aid developers in performing unit testing in their projects. This framework is quite efficient and it also allows you to do TDD workflows as well. XCTest is the recommended framework for testing by Apple.
UI Automation is the testing tool recommended by Apple for performing functional testing. To make use of UI automation testing facility you must have Xcode in your IDE as to perform UI Automation you need instruments, which is only available with Xcode. However, the downside of UI Automation is that it is very lightly documented so your developers might need extra time to figure things out. Also, one needs to use JS to perform testing using this tool can be quite inconvenient for traditional IOS developers.
Keep it Functional
Keep It Functional is another automation tool available in the market for testing IOS apps. Although its majority of functions are similar to that of UI Automation, one of the major feature that makes it a better alternative then UI Automation is that here you don’t need to write codes in JS like UI Automation instead, you can easily use objective C to create test cases.
FBS Snapshot test cases
FBS Snapshot is created and maintained by Facebook. This is one of the most widely used tools for UI testing. In this, you can easily verify your UI code by scanning it once and comparing the screens generated for the different screen sizes with the help of their screenshots. This tool is a great addition in any IOS app development project to ensure flawless UI. As a result, with the help of this tool, a merchant can ensure the delivery of a great user experience by creating flawless UI.
To wrap it up
IOS apps provide a unique opportunity for merchants to increase their outreach. However, faulty designs can make things difficult and also generate huge losses. To avoid such scenarios include one of the tools mentioned above in your IOS app development process. By doing so you will be able to provide a smooth user experience and navigation system, which is a guaranteed way to reach higher sales.
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