AWS Testing Services: Device Farm

  • App Installations
  • Changing Device Settings
  • Watch Videos / Images etc;

Getting Started

How to get started with Device Farm

  1. You may log in to your AWS Account.
  2. Then choose the option “Device Farm” under Services.
  3. Click to get started as a New Project.
  4. Enter Project Name and click to “Create”.
  • Create a New Run
Creat New Run
choose file
web app
  • Remote Access
Remote Access
Start a New Session

Challenges

When it comes to the manual testing verifications using the Device Farm, I faced a few challenges where I had to rely on a few circumstances.

  1. Slowness — When it comes to remote access the major challenge is the slowness to get the device loaded depending on the network peed you have. Device Farm is somewhat slow but still manageable with a good network.
  2. Resolution Adjustments cannot be done! — The device which you are viewing on the wen screen is pretty much small and hard to see the content on the particular device screen as all these are small mobile screens. I reported this to AWS Support, but they also had no solution which was hosted to resolve this issue. So we may have to live with the resolution which AWS provides. But as the support informed, the AWS is planning to mitigate this problem soon.

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Rashmi Sandarekha

Rashmi Sandarekha

Software Quality Assurance Lead fascinated in Test Automation. Storyteller and a technical writer.