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Developer Guide (API Version 2015-06-23)

Working with the Built-in Explorer Test for Device Farm

Device Farm provides a built-in explorer test type.

What Is the Built-in Explorer Test?

The built-in explorer test crawls your app by analyzing each screen and interacting with it as if it were an end user. It takes screenshots as it explores, and you can provide Device Farm with credentials so the test can log in.

Parameters

  • Username (Optional). Specifies a user name the explorer will use if it encounters a login screen within your app. If no user name is provided, Device Farm will not insert a user name.

  • Password (Optional). Specifies a password the explorer will use if it encounters a login screen within your app. If no password is provided, Device Farm will not insert a password.

Use the Built-in Explorer Test Type

Use the Device Farm console to run the built-in explorer test:

  1. Sign in to the Device Farm console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/devicefarm.

  2. In the list of projects, choose the option next to the project where you want to run the built-in explorer test.

    Tip

    If the list of projects is not displayed, then on the secondary navigation bar, for Projects, choose the name of the project where you to run the built-in explorer test.

    To create a new project, follow the instructions in Create a Project.

  3. If the Create a new run button is displayed, then choose it.

  4. On the Choose your application page, choose Upload.

  5. Browse to and choose your app file where you want to run the built-in explorer test.

  6. Choose Next step.

  7. On the Configure a test page, choose Built-in: Explorer.

  8. Choose Next step, and then complete the remaining on-screen instructions to select devices and start the run.