When you sign up to Apptim, you are on a free account that allows you to run 10 minute tests on Android and iOS devices.

Running your first test with Apptim is pretty simple. Here, we assume you have already downloaded and installed our desktop app for Windows or Mac. If you haven't yet, please go to this guide and then come back here.

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.

Mobile performance profiling

In your first 10 minute profiling session, you may want to get a quick and detailed performance overview of the most critical flows in your app. Or maybe you just want to explore the app for a few minutes to get your first mobile performance report. No matter what your goal is, Apptim will record everything that is going on in the app and device and analyze the most important KPIs that affect user experience.

Before jumping to Step 1, make sure you have done our Quick Start with Apptim.

Step 1: Start a new test

To start a new test session, go to the Home Screen and click on "Start a new test".

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: Start recording

Add a name for your test session and click on Start. Apptim will open the app you select and start recording everything you do in the app. When you are done (or the 10 minute limit is reached), click on End session.

Pssst... you can start a free trial and record up to 30 minute sessions.

Go to Provide evidence of your test if you want to learn more about the options available during a test to capture extra evidence.

Step 5: End test session

After you click on End session, Apptim will gather information from the device (please don't disconnect it now 😅 ) and generate a mobile performance report that you can access locally.

Provide evidence of your test

When you are testing a mobile app and reporting bugs to developers, one of the most time-consuming tasks is capturing all the necessary information (video, logs, steps to reproduce, etc) for the dev to have available when reviewing an issue and trying to reproduce it.

Fortunately, Apptim captures all this information out-of-the-box, and not only that, it also allows you to report specific bugs you discover, write down ideas/risk/to-do/notes that you want to take during the tests, all in the same tool.

When you use Apptim along your manual mobile tests, you have access you a ton of evidence and information that developers will love! 😍

How to repot a bug

At anytime during your test session, you can choose to Report a bug or Take a note.

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.

How to take a note/write down a risk or idea

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.

Review the evidence captured

Once you end your testing session, you will see a summary with bugs, ideas, risks and notes taken.

Here you will see:

  • The test session report, which contains all the information regarding mobile performance and evidence captured, including a video, logs and more. You can publish it to your workspace and share it with your teammates.

  • A list of all bugs captured and within each bug, the option to
    open the bug report and publish a bug to Jira.

  • A list of ideas/notes/to-do taken that you can review and edit.

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