Some of the open source mobile application security testing tools are listed as below:
OWASP Zed Attack Proxy Project
It was developed by AWASP and is available for Unix/Linux, Macintosh and Windows platforms. Originally, the tool was designed as an integrated penetration testing tool for web testing applications.
Android Debug Bridge
Android Debug Bridge is designed to evaluate the security of mobile apps across many Android devices at the command line. This program can be used as a client-server and can be connected to emulators, in addition, to install and debug the programs.
Any testing that is being performed for more than two or three times in a short span of time can be automated with paid and/or open source tools. Execution of unit tests, functional tests, continuous integration, and continuous deployment are common ways of utilizing automation for the greatest benefit.
There are many mobile network simulator tools available in the market which allow you to test your application in different network conditions. But to see what the users experience in reality we need to test how our application behaves in a perfect network or a slow network.
Use Network Emulators to test real network conditions
1. Network emulators are one of the best mobile application testing solutions that would assess the impact of network variation on a mobile application’s functionality in a controlled lab environment.
2. Network emulators are perfect solutions for creating different types of mixed or complex networks.
3. There is no need of the cable, aerial masks, mobile devices and corporate networks for achieving the best coverage.
Ranorex is a software testing tool that provides test automation for multiple environments, devices and software applications. Allows the users to perform functional testing on desktop, web or mobile applications. It supports various user interface technologies that includes Java, HTML, C#, Flash, Android, iOS and Silverlight.
Features of Ranorex:
The powerful feature of Ranorex is Cross platform testing. Once the test cases are written, they can be executed on different mobile devices like Android and iPhone.
It offers user interface object recognition model that is reliable and is totally dependent on Ranorex XPath technology.
It provides a tool set that allows the user to automate the UI testing by recording the UI actions without writing any code…
To make sure everything is tested in the best possible way and the software you ship is the best possible quality. For all such you need to maximize your test coverage. Gathers the details about which parts of a program are actually executed when running the test set to improve the test case efficiency.
Few tips that can help you maximize your test coverage:
Understand your business aim: Before test cases designing, understand the point of the software you are going to test. Talk to the end user and try to find what is most important to end users.
Communication: You should talk directly to the developers about what are the new functionalities they are going to deliver with each release. You will get a fair idea to focus your efforts on the next test.
As we all know Selenium is getting popular as an automation testing tool (especially for their UI and functionality) for testing different types of websites. We are going to talk about some of the important reasons to use Selenium for Test Automation which are given below:
1. It is very productive for automation testing as it is an Open Source testing tool.
2. It gets easier to create test cases using Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
3. It supports multiple browsers like Chrome, IE 6, 7, 8, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari.