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58 Best Mobile Testing Tools You Cant Live Without

Are you looking for ways to take your mobile testing strategy to the next level? There are
countless methods for doing this but you have limited time and money.
There is always room for improvement even if you consider yourself an expert in mobile
app testing. You need to know which strategies to implement and most importantly which
tools to use.
In this post, we will explore 58 best mobile application testing tools to increase coverage,
efficiency, and accuracy.

The mobile domain is growing rapidly. Mobile Applications presently includes all types
such as from video up to mobile banking apps. We all know that testing mobile app is
a quite complex process.
There are numerous platforms and Operating Systems, types of testing scenarios, and a
variety of network connections and carriers in picture for mobile applications.
Android & iOS are the most popular mobile operating systems. There are millions of apps
designed for these platforms that need to be tested.
What is Mobile Application Testing?
Mobile Application Testing is the process in which applications designed and developed
for mobile devices (smartphones, tablet PCs or phones) are tested for its functionality,
consistency, and usability.
Mobile Testing falls in following categories:

Functional Testing: Basic type of Testing used to check functionalities of


application as per requirement specification

Performance testing: Performed for testing client application performance, server


performance, and network performance

Memory testing: Mobile devices come with limited memory as compared to


computers, this type of testing is performed to test the optimized memory usage
by an application

Interruption Testing: Used to check interruption due to incoming call or SMS, low
memory warning, low battery warning etc while running the application

Installation Testing: Installation Testing is used to check for the easy and smooth
installation process includes updating and uninstalling as well

Usability Testing: As always it used to check efficiency, effectiveness, and


satisfaction of application

Let us know if you want to add any other tool in the list.
Categories of Mobile Automation Testing Tools:
1. Best Mobile App Testing Tools
2. Cloud Based Mobile Testing Tools and Services
3. Mobile App Distribution and Crash Reporting Tools for Developers
4. Mobile Performance Testing Tools
5. Mobile Emulators to Test Websites Online on Mobile Devices
6. Mobile Optimization A/B Testing Tool
7. Mobile Defect Logging and Test Management Tool
8. Mobile App Testing Services and Service Providers

Here we go!
58 Best Mobile Testing Tools:
Mobile application testing can be manual or automated. There are several mobile test
automation tools used for it, not all but some of them are listed below according to
popularity and usage.
#1) Appium (Android and iOS):

Appium is an Open-Source tool for automation of native, mobile and web as well
as hybrid apps on iOS and Android platform

It is good for apps those are written in Android or iOS SDK

Appium supports Safari on iOS and all other built-in browser apps on Android

No need to modify any app code for testing as it is suitable run on Android or iOS
using the device or emulator

This tool is used for Automated Functional Testing of Android and iOS mobile apps

Download Link: Appium


#2) Calabash (Android and iOS):

Calabash is an automated acceptance testing framework maintained by Xamarin


and Calabash consisting and can be compared with Selenium Web Driver

It is used to perform Automated Functional Testing for mobile native apps

It consists two open-source libraries such as one for Android and another for iOS
for testing native and hybrid apps

It may provide the APIs for specialized for touch screening experiences

It works well with Ruby, Java, .NET, Flex and many other programming languages

Download Link: Calabash

#3) Frank (iOS):

Frank is an open-source iOS only test framework represents combined features of


Cucumber and JSON

Helps to write structured acceptance tests and requirements and also includes
Symbiote app inspector

There is no need of any modification in app code

The only challenge is, it is difficult to use directly on device but best suited for
web-based apps and native apps

Download Link: Frank


#4) MonkeyTalk (Android and iOS):

MonkeyTalk automates functional interactive tests for Android and iOS apps

It is an open-source tool consists of three components such as IDE, Scripts and


agents

IDE creates test scripts using record and playback, Agent is test instrumentation
library links with the app and Scripts include keywords, syntax, and Java execution
engines

Everything from little Smoke Tests to the tough data-driven test suits for native,
hybrid and web based apps

Download Link: MonkeyTalk


#5) iOS UI Automation(iOS):

iOS UI Automation is Apples open-source test automation framework specifically


for iOS apps

Helps to automate interface tests through test scripts

JavaScript programming interface is used to specify actions to be performed on


device UI

It does not work well with other tools, methodology, and framework as it is a
proprietary tool

It helps to reduce procedural efforts and time needed for software product
development

More information: iOS UI Automation


#6) UI Automator (Android):

UI Automator ia an open-source framework which allows to test the UI using


automated functional test cases

Able to run against an app on one or more devices

The UI Automator API is packaged in the UI Automator.jar file under the


/platforms/ directory, this API includes classes interfaces and exceptions

UI Automator framework uses the scripts those are written in JavaScript

More information: UI Aotomator


#7) Robotium (Android):

Robotium is an Open-Source library designed specifically for Android UI testing

It is an Android test automation framework provides support for native and hybrid
apps

It is used for automated black box testing for Android application with TestDroid
Recorder and uses JavaScript to prepare test scripts

With the test scripts, it also allows to write function, system and user acceptance
test scenarios

Download Link: Robotium


#8) iOS Driver (iOS):

This tool is an open-source tool capable of complete integration with the selenium
grid and automates iOS native and hybrid mobile applications using
Selenium/WebDriver API

This tool runs efficiently on emulator rather than devices, some of the recent
versions runs on devices but they are comparatively slower than on emulator

No need to change any app code or load any additional app for testing the app on
device

Download Link: iOS Driver


#9) KeepItFunctional (iOS):

KeepItFunctional(KIF) is an iOS integration test framework used for Functional


Testing that builds and performs test cases using standard XCTest testing target

It is an Open-Source framework designed to test mobile app UI and allows easy


automation testing of iOS apps

Download Link: KIF


#10) Selendroid (Selenium for Android):

Selendroid also an open-source framework simultaneously interact with multiple


devices and emulators

It is driven of UI of native as well as hybrid apps and also mobile web hence the
test should be written via Selenium 2 client API

Test code of Selendroid is based on Selenium 2 and WebDriver API

Download Link: Selendroid


#11) Ranorex (Android and iOS):

Ranorex is open-source UI Automation Framework used test web-based and


mobile applications

Ranorex used for Functional Testing to test native iOS apps, native mobile apps,
Mobile Web Testing for iOS, Mono touch etc.

Ranorex supports Acceptance Testing, Automation Testing, GUI Testing, Web


Testing, Mobile Testing, Data-Driven Testing, Cross-Device Testing etc.

Download Link: Ranorex


#12) eggPlant (Android and iOS):

eggplant is a Commercial GUI Automation Testing product designed and


developed by TestPlant used for Android and iOS app testing and is named as
eggOn

It is useful for UI Automation and functional, Image-Based Testing, Mobile Testing,


network Testing, Web Testing and Cross-Browser Testing

One script for all devices and platforms, Full device code are some additional
features of this tool and also there is no need of any single change in the app code
to test the app under test

Download Link: eggPlant/eggOn


#13) iPhoney (iOS):

iPhoney provides pixel-accurate web browsing environment

It is used as emulator but it is not exactly an emulator

Allows to test images and code in 320 by 480-pixel perfect form powered by
Apple-Safari

Normal features such as portrait, landscape modes, full screen, and zoom

Download Link: iPhoney


#14) Silk Mobile by Borland (Android and iOS)

Silk Mobile is an automated Functional Testing tool developed by Borland

This tool is used to automate functional mobile testing on real devices and mobile
emulators

Silk Mobile supports testing on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile,


Symbian, and HTML5

Supports both open-source and commercial environment

As per organization needs the visual scripting or advanced scripting can be chosen

Download Link: Silk Mobile


#15) Testdroid (Android and iOS)

Testdroid is a set of mobile software development and testing products by Bitbar


Technologies Limited

This tool helps in Agile development and Testing of mobile apps

Testroid provides API through open-source software which is available on GitHub

Helps to test android and iOS apps on real devices with automation and manual
testing

Download Link: Testdroid


#16) SOASTA TouchTest (Android and iOS)

TouchTest is automated functional testing tool launched by SOASTA

This tool helps in continuous testing for native, hybrid and mobile web apps

Speed up mobile testing on both open-source and commercial platforms

Download Link: SOASTA TouchTest


#17) TestComplete Mobile by SmartBear (Android and iOS)

TestComplete is automated functional testing tool designed by SmartBear

The tool is used to test Android and iOS mobile apps

TestComplete is proprietary commercial mobile testing tool

Download Link: TestComplete Mobile


#18) Test Studio by Telerik (Android and iOS)

Test Studio is automated Functional testing tool designed by Telerik

Test Studio is used to test native, hybrid and mobile web app for both Android and
iOS

Test Studio is commercial mobile testing tool

Download Link: Test Studio


#19) TestFairy (Android and iOS)

TestFairy is a Beta Testing platform for mobile apps

TestFairy helps to perform testing with video recording for both Android and iOS
apps

This is a free mobile testing tool with open-source plugins and API

Download Link: TestFairy


#20) TestObject (Android and iOS)

TestObject is mobile testing tool to perform manual as well as automated


functional testing

TestObject helps in testing native, hybrid as well as mobile web apps for both
Android and iOS

This testing tool performs manual and automated testing with multiple opensource and commercial frameworks

Download Link: TestObject


#21) HockeyApp (Android and iOS)

HockeyApp allows distribution of Beta version of mobile apps on Android, iOS,


Mac OS etc. and also used to collect live crash report and feedback from user

HockeyApp is open-source freeware

Download Link: HockeyApp


#22) Sauce Labs (Android and iOS)

Sauce Labs provides cloud-based testing for native and hybrid apps on Android
and iOS

It is based on Appium open-source projects

Supports scale testing on Android and iOS simulators and emulators

Performs testing on both open-source as well as commercial framework

Download Link: Sauce Labs


#23) Mobile Labs Trust (Android and iOS)

Mobile Labs Trust is used to automate Functional and Regression Testing of


mobile apps

Supports testing on Android and iOS native apps

This is a commercial tool with a single trial version

Download Link: Mobile Labs Trust


#24) DeviceAnywhere by Keynote (Android and iOS)

DeviceAnywhere is a mobile testing tool designed by Keynote Systems, Inc. is


known as Keynote Mobile Testing

It is cloud-based that automates functional testing of mobile apps on Android and


iOS

Keynote DeviceAnywhere provides two free tools to support development and


testing on various devices and platform such as Device Planner and Test Planner

Download Link: Keynote DeviceAnywhere


#25) Keynote Mobile Testing Tools (Android and iOS)

Keynote Mobile Testing Tools helps to ensure quality of mobile apps on real
devices

Provides ability of testing apps on Android and iOS both along with on BlackBerry
and Windows Phones

Keynote Mobile is commercial tool provides automated Cloud Based, Functional


and Regression Testing of mobile apps

Download Link: Keynote Mobile Testing Tool


#26) SeeTestAutomation by Experitest (Android and iOS)

SeeTestAutomation testing tool designed by Experitest provides automated


mobile app testing on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone on real
devices and emulators

Supports responsive UI Testing and continuous integration environment

SeeTestAutomation is fully commercial testing tools

Download Link: SeeTestAutomation

#27) Testmunk (Android and iOS)

Testmunk helps testing app on all versions and devices of Android and iOS

Automated UI Testing along with continuous integration

Testmunk is a commercial mobile testing tool

Download Link: Testmunk


#28) Testin (Android and iOS)

Testin has developed the third party QA solutions that support functional and
compatibility testing of mobile apps

Automated testing on both Android and iOS and performs cloud-based testing on
real devices

Testin is an open-source mobile app testing tool available for free

Download Link: Testin


-----------#29) RobusTest (Android and iOS)

RobusTest is free mobile testing tool provides cloud-based testing on real devices
for Android and iOS

Automated rapid and advance manual testing, scriptless automation testing,


functional and performance testing

Helps to perform rapid automation testing along with continuous integration and
open API

Download Link: RobusTest


#30) Mobitaz (Android)

Mobitaz is advance Automation Testing tool which performs testing on native


android apps

This tool is used to perform functional and performance testing on multiple


android devices and versions

Mobitaz is commercial mobile testing tool that helps to identify real-time changes

Download Link: Mobitaz


#31) Reflector (Android)

Reflector is wireless mirroring tool that helps in iOS device screen mirroring to
Android phones and tablets

This tool is used to perform functional and performance testing on multiple


android devices and versions

Reflector available as both open-source and commercial framework

Download Link: Reflector


Cloud Based Mobile Testing Tools and Services
#32) Perfecto Mobile CQ Lab (Android and iOS)

This tool Continuous Quality Lab offered by Perfecto provides cloud-based


manual, automation, performance testing and monitoring

Enables testing of Android, iOS and WindowsPhone throughout all stages of SDLC

Supports all commercial, free and open-source platforms

Download Link: Perfecto Mobile CQ Lab

#33) Xamarin Test Cloud (Android and iOS)

This tool supports cross platforms such as Android, iOS and Mac etc

Performs cloud-based automated UI Acceptance Testing

It is non-commercial, open-source tool for developing, testing and maintaining the


compatibility of mobile apps

Download Link: Xamarine Test Cloud


#34) Remote TestKit (Android and iOS)

Remote Testkit supports cloud-based testing on Android, iOS, and tablets

The tool integrates with IDE like Eclipse and CI tools like Jenkins

It is a commercial testing tool supports automatic testing using Selenium

Download Link: Remote Testkit


#35) pCloudy (Android)

Supports cloud automation service and location based application testing

Available as free and commercial frameworks

Analyzes performance, CPU usage, memory consumptions and network usage

Download Link: pCloudy


#36) Scirocco (Android)

Scirocco is a tool which provides automated UI testing for Android

Performs tests on several real devices and generated screenshots and test reports

Supports web-based test management system by ROR

This tool is open-source and free to use

Download Link: Scirocco


Mobile App Distribution and Crash Reporting Tools for Developers

#37) mobi (Android and iOS)

This tool is for app distribution, bug tracking, crash reporting and visual feedback

Supports Android, iOS, and Windows Phones

It is commercial tool provides cloud service

Download Link: mobi


#38) Crashlytics (Android and iOS)

Crashlytics is an open-source tool for crash reporting, mobile analytics, and beta
distribution

Performs real-time processing and in-depth integration of workflow

Supports both Android and iOS SDK

Download Link: Crashlytics


#39) Applivery (Android and iOS)

Applivery is a free beta and app distribution system

This system is supportive for Android and iOS

Supports multiplatform, user management and analytics

Download Link: Applivery


#40) UX Recorder (iOS)

UX Recorder tool is used for website usability testing on iOS devices built by
Foraker Labs

Records users interaction and do not support other native apps on iOS

UX Recorder is free tool available for all iOS devices

Download Link: UX Recorder


#41) Adobe Edge Inspect (Android and iOS)

This is an application which is used to preview and inspect contents across multiple
mobile devices

Allows wireless pairing of Android and iOS devices to the computer

It is non-commercial tool available in free and paid both versions

Download Link: Adobe Edge Inspect


Mobile Performance Testing Tools
#42) Dynatrace (Android and iOS)

This is an Application Performance Monitoring tool helps in continuous


identification of issues

It is proprietary tool supports Linux, Windows, Android, and iOS

It is a cost effective tool that delivers high performance and high availability

Download Link: Dynatrace


#43) NeoLoad by Neotys (Android and iOS)

NeoLoad is a load and performance testing tool built by Neotys used to improve
quality of mobile applications

Supports live monitoring, cloud integration, real device integration etc. on


Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry

NeoLoad is a commercial software which provides detailed reporting of with indepth analysis and data flow

Download Link: NeoLoad


#44) Marlin Mobile (Android and iOS)

Marlin Mobile provides mobile website and application performance testing for all
mobile apps

Supports testing on real devices and beneficial for E-Commerce retailers, financial
organizations and mobile advertisers etc.

Proprietary tool that performs testing across multiple devices, operating systems
and locations

Download Link: Marlin Mobile


#45) Crittercism (Android and iOS)

Crittercism is mobile application performance management system for delivering


quality mobile apps

Supports Android, iOS, Windows Phone hybrid apps on multiple devices

Open-Source and free tool provides mobile application performance monitoring


and crash reporting for multiple platforms and frameworks

Download Link: Crittercism


Mobile Emulators to Test Websites Online on Mobile Devices
#46) Google Mobile Friendly Test tool (Android and iOS)

This tool understands different devices like mobiles, tablets, multimedia phones
and featured phones etc

Supports Android, iOS and Windows Phone and helps to avoid common mistakes,
supports responsive web designs

It is a free tool that helps to make the site mobile-friendly

Download Link: Google Mobile Friendly Test


#47) Mobile phone emulator (iOS)

The Mobile phone emulator enables testing the display of the website on mobile
terminal designed by Pixmobi

This emulator allows to view designs on different phones such as iPhone4 and HTC
HD 2

Allows to set different orientations, shows default browser and other technical
information

Download Link: Mobile phone emulator


#48) MobiReady (Android and iOS)

MobiReady is an online testing tool from dotMobi, allows to test your website to
check whether it is mobile-friendly or not

Helps to test website on several parameters as whole or a single page

Provides free reports along with in-depth analysis as per industry standards

Download Link: MobiReady


#49) ScreenFly (Android and iOS)

Screenfly is an emulator which supports 25 device and 5 kinds of tablets with


different platforms like Android, iOS, BlackBerry etc.

Checks how your website looks on different devices and enables scrolling and
rotates display

Helps testing visual elements and interfaces on devices with different resolutions

Download Link: Screenfly


#50) GoMoMeter (Android and iOS)

GoMoMeter is an emulator identifies speed of the websites on smartphones and


assigns score out of 4

GoMoMeter analyzes your site and gives recommendations to make your site
mobile-friendly and supports platforms and technologies like Android, iOS, HTML5
and web apps

This open-source free software checks for site loading speed and provides crash
reporting and mobile analytics

Download Link: GoMoMeter


#51) MobileTest.me (Android and iOS)

me emulator is used to test the current state of your website on smartphones and
tablets

Supports devices such as Apple iPhone 5, HTC ONE, Google Nexus 7, Apple iPad
Mini etc.

Rapid and supports keywords to reduce time required for performing testing

Download Link: me
#52) Genymotion (Android)

It is fast, simple and user-friendly emulator for developers and QA testers

AOSP-based Android emulator that test your Android apps

Supports 20 pre-configured devices, CPU and OpenGL acceleration, Java API and
custom devices

Download Link: Genymotion


Mobile Optimization A/B Testing Tool
#53) Taplytics (Android and iOS)

Taplytics is A/B and multivariate testing tool that supports both iOS and Android
both platform

Provides advanced analytics, custom segmentation

Easy to setup and known as worlds first visual A/B testing platform for native apps

Commercial tool that enables Code-Based A/B Testing for complex and featured
A/B tests but the basic plan is available for free up to 25000 users

Download Link: Taplytics


Mobile Defect Logging and Test Management Tool
#54) Snaffu (Android)

Snaffu is an in-app bug reporting tool that supports easy and effective bug
logging for Android

Strengthen capabilities of issue tracking tool such as the issue is directed to the
tool from your app

Does not require any previous experience, non-registered users also can use the
tool as it facilitates collaborative issue reporting along with user accountability

Also possesses features like crash reporting, video recording, screenshots with
annotation, issue queuing

Free tool integrated with frameworks like Selendroid and Appium

Download Link: Snaffu


Mobile App Testing Services and Service Providers
#55) Ubertesters (Android and iOS)

Ubertesters platform helps to execute and control mobile beta testing

Easy to setup, supports Android and iOS and allows App Project Manager to
control the testing process

Open-source tool contains In-app bug editing and marking reporting

Cost effective and helps to speed up testing

Download Link: Ubertesters


#56) Applause (Android and iOS)

Applause is a mobile analytic tool enables mobile beta management

Allows functional testing, usability testing, localization testing, load testing,


security testing for Android and iOS apps

Applause SDK includes app distribution, In-app bug reporting, crash reporting etc.

Open-source tool with applause analytics provides the feature of 360? app quality

Download Link: Applause


#57) UserTesting (Android and iOS)

UserTesting allows to test your apps on Android and iOS devices

Mobile recorder works on the stuff that is displayed on mobile device and App
creator is used to find working area and non-working areas of the app

Free service that one can use to detect and fix the bugs/defects earlier and easier

Download Link: UserTesting


#58) AWS Device Farm (Android and iOS)

Amazon Web Services Device Farm is a service that is used to improve the quality
of Android, iOS and Fire OS apps on real devices like smartphones and tablets

Performs testing in minutes and integrates with development tools like Jenkins

Customize tests with open-source frameworks like Appium, Calabash

Download Link: AWS Device Farm


Conclusion
Mobile app testing is an exciting task but sometimes may become complex due to some
advanced features added as per the need of new changing technology. Use of such
Mobile Testing Tools in automation testing of mobile apps reduces the complexity and
helps to make it faster and flexible with right proportion of security and robustness!!