What is a device farm or a device cloud?

An efficient testing environment that makes testing software more efficient, a device farm increases the performance of websites and apps significantly. Some device clouds come with emulators and simulators, but it’s the device farms that offer physical access to testers that offer a notable advantage. The ability to monitor the performance of the builds in the real-world is what makes this device a superior choice.

During testing, the developer closely works with mobile devices to observe how the UI appears. They even check how they operate on every device as it helps clarify the mistakes and missing functions. App performance can be bettered by narrowing the hardware issues like abnormal battery consumption and network strength.

What is its importance in software testing?

The emergence of device farms has created waves in the world of testing. Testing has become easier and more effective. It is no longer essential to prepare for the worst-case scenarios of potential risks. The device cloud detects it.

Instead of assuming the outcomes, QAs can program their code into real devices to see accurate outcomes faster. Accessing devices remotely and testing websites and apps makes the efficiency high. Since the testers can ensure perfect functioning across multiple devices, it is easy for apps to serve many customers across the globe.

How do device farms work?

Developers initially log into their account and then choose a suitable device-browser-OS combination. They then type in the desired URL and start verifying the website functionality. 

App testing on mobile devices includes the following steps.

  1. Testers first choose the desired device
  2. Upload their app 
  3. Test to check if the app fits the designed features