Monkeytalk Alternatives – Which Automation Tool is the best ?

Monkey Talk

Mobile application testing is a process in which applications developed for hand held devices are tested for their functionality, usability and consistency. It is different from testing of Desktop applications, as apart from regular functional and UI requirements we also have to consider factors like Device hardware, screen size, platform, connectivity issues and many more.

Mobile Applications are usually updated more frequently to keep up with rapidly updating mobile hardware, OS versions or to introduce new features. As there are hundreds of Mobile devices of different shapes & sizes, it becomes practically impossible to test every release of application on all of these devices.

The Best available solution to cater to all these issues is to automate testing. Some advantages for automated testing are:

  • Save Time & Money:

    Tests have to be repeated after every new release of any software application. Once automated tests have been created they can be run over and over again to do regression testing without any additional cost and they will be surely faster than manual tests.

  • Maximum Test Coverage          

     Lengthy tests that are often skipped during manual testing can also be run using already created automated scripts.

  • Maximum Device Coverage

If we have well written scripts, then the same script can be used with different devices thus increasing our device coverage.

  • Improved Accuracy & Lesser Workforce

Automated scripts reduce chances of human errors. Automated tests do the steps as instructed to do not miss any detail.

About Monkey Talk:

Monkey Talk is an open source tool for automating the scenarios, and one of most popular mobile app testing tools around. Monkey Talk automates real, functional interactive tests for iOS and Android apps. Native, mobile, and hybrid app, real devices or simulators. Recorded user actions can be shown in 3 different views i.e. Table View, Monkey Talk & JavaScript.

Monkey Talk vs. Robotium:

Robotium is the leading open source Android test automation framework. Robotium was first released in January 2010 and has been adding more features and improving itself. It supports native and hybrid android apps. Robotium recorder is an Eclipse plugin that works on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. In comparison to Monkey talk, it has less versatility as monkey talk supports iOS and Android.

Monkey Talk vs. Appium:

Appium is an open source tool for automating native, mobile web and hybrid applications on iOS and Android platforms. Appium supports safari on iOS and Chrome or the native browser for automating the web apps. Importantly, Appium is “cross-platform”: it allows you to write tests against multiple platforms (iOS, Android), using the same API. This enables code reuse between iOS and Android test suites.