Apptim provides a desktop app that can be installed in Windows or Mac to run mobile performance tests locally using your own devices.
Apptim Desktop apps can be downloaded after you sign up for free here.
These apps can be used for testing both Android and iOS apps.
As part of the setup process, Apptim will install all required iOS and Android dependencies, the first time you open the desktop app. When profiling iOS apps, users in Windows will need to have iTunes installed.
The first time you download the app, you will need to follow the steps below to install it on Windows or Mac.
Mac Intel chip or Mac Apple Silicon
Mac users will have the option to download Apptim for Mac Intel Chip or Mac Apple Silicon. To make sure you are downloading the right version, please follow the steps below:
1) On your Mac, click the Apple icon from the top-left corner of the menu bar, then select the “About This Mac” option.
Here, you’ll find the specific software and hardware information that’s running on and powering your Mac.
If you see Apple M1 (or higher) in the “Chip” section, it means you’re using a Mac with an Apple Silicon CPU.
If you see an Intel processor in the “Processor” section, it means you’re using a Mac with an Intel chip.
Windows users will download a zip file that contains the number of the version of Apptim Desktop they are installing. Open the exe file inside the zip file and follow the steps shown in the installer.
Mac users will download a dmg file that contains the number of the version of Apptim Desktop they are installing. Open the dmg file and follow the instructions.
Mobile device setup
As Apptim Desktop works with you own mobile devices, it needs to be able to access them using a USB cable. Before starting your test, check our guides on how to enable and setup your devices properly so Apptim can recognize them: