December 18, 2019

Finished MVP for SmokeTest.ai!

Mike LaPeter @mlapeter

After testing out a couple other ideas, I've decided to focus on making end to end testing easier and simpler for react native developers. I've personally found E2E testing for mobile apps to be tedious to setup, and they're famous for being incredibly flaky and annoying to maintain over time. At the same time, it's nice to have some kind of sanity check/ smoke test other than just asking someone with an android phone to check the app real quick.

So, I created SmokeTest.ai. The goal is automatic E2E app testing - just upload your apk or ipa file, zero tests or setup required. I've spent the last 4 weeks trying things out getting things to work right both on a simulator and using Amazon Device Farm, so users will be also be able to run a quick smoke test on thousands of actual devices.

I'm still finishing the last few items on my checklist this morning, but if you're interested in quickly smoke testing your android app and getting results + video + gif back, get in touch!