In this article we provide an outline of the steps you need to follow to install and use Apptim in Windows and macOS operating systems.
Before continuing, make sure that:
- you have completed the initial setup for Android or iOS devices
- your device is connected to your computer through USB
- the application you want to test is already installed in the device
Download the latest version of Apptim Desktop
Sign in to Apptim Desktop
The first time you open Apptim Desktop, you will be asked to sign in to your account. If you haven't registered for an Apptim account yet, you can do so here.
The first time you run Apptim Desktop, you will need to install some dependencies that you may be missing:
- For Android apps, you will need to install Android SDK tools. Note: If you are only going to test iOS apps, you can skip this step.
- For iOS apps, you will need to install Xcode developer tools.
Just click on Install missing dependencies, and we will do it for you.
Step 1: Start a new test
Select “Start a new test” option on the left.
Step 2: Select the device
All devices connected to your computer, including Android emulators, will be shown here. Select the device you want to test on and click Next.
Step 3: Select the app to test
All apps installed in the device will be listed here. Select the app you want to test from the list or use the Search by app name option in the upper right. Once you have selected the app, press Next.
Step 4: Choose the type of test
We currently support Exploratory Tests.
You must add a name to your test and press Start to begin your exploratory testing session.
During the test
At anytime during your test session, you can choose to Report a bug or Take a note. You can end your test session anytime by clicking on End Session.
Report a bug
When you click on Report bug, you will be prompted with a new screen where you can give the bug a title and description, add a tag, and attach the video and screenshot that were automatically captured. You also have the option to edit the screenshot.
Once you are done, you can click on Continue to save the bug and keep testing.
Take a note
When you click on Take a note, you will be prompted with a new screen where you can write a Note, a Risk identified, an Idea or just a To do as a reminder for later. You can also attach a screenshot here. Once you are done, click on Save to continue testing.
Once you end your testing session, you will see a summary with bugs, ideas, risks and notes taken.
You can also review and edit the different kind of notes you took: