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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by smattiuz, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. smattiuz

    smattiuz Lurker
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    I was thinking about how you manage to test your applications... do you have an android device or you do simply use the emulator? I was thinking about installing android on virtualbox and try my applications there (since i don't have an android phone, just a nokia e65 which seems not to be android capable :( )

    what about you?

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  2. regulatre

    regulatre Newbie

    I know what you mean. There SDK comes with an "exerciser monkey" that does random user inputs against a program. It could probably expose a glitch or two.

    I also noticed that when I create an app in Eclipse, it asks if I want to create a "test app" to go along with my app. I haven't experimented with this much other than letting it create the test app.

    For my app I was thinking of just making a check list that I'll run through against each release: "checked this" "checked that"...

  3. driodguy

    driodguy Lurker

    I feel like I have to see it in an actual device for some reason, but the emulator is a really close representation so it might not be necessary. I wonder how much the exerciser monkey will really be able to find certain kinds of bugs, but it's a good piece to the puzzle.

    I also run my apps through the analyzer at ShipCode.com, kind of a free little check that looks for some poor programming practices and throws up a cool little report.

    Of course if you've got the $$ you can get a freelancer or QA house to go over your application, but for most folks this is overkill I guess. Sometimes when you QA your own stuff you can miss the easiest of problems, it's like I've got blinders on sometimes!

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