Kickstart: Mobile Testing Automation

Break free of the mobile testing quagmire.

Has your company had enough? Quickstart your Kickstart.

Manual mobile app testing can be time consuming, frustrating, and costly. The vast number of devices, OSs, updates, and deployments makes manual testing a losing proposition.

Automating your mobile app regression testing is no longer an option. It’s a necessity. However, since most organizations have little experience automating mobile testing, finding the right strategy is a real challenge.

Propelics Mobile Testing Automation Kickstart solidifies your Test Automation roadmap, builds a test plan, and provides sample automation scripts and tool training.


The Mobile Testing Automation Strategy Kickstart follows five key steps (typically over a couple of weeks):
Testing Automation for Mobile - Propelics Process

App Analysis & Direction Setting

First, we utilize the Mobile App Analysis Framework to gain a clear understanding of your app(s) by capturing those critical parameters being considered for automation.


Test Case Review

Next we review your current Test Cases to establish your overall readiness for automation planning.


Test Plan Ranking & Phasing

Then we rank each Test Case by Business Criticality, Value of Automation, Automation Readiness and Complexity of Automation.

These criteria determine your automation viability by applying an “Automation Priority” score, ultimately generating the Mobile Test Automation Roadmap


Testing Approach Confirmation

Here we examine and confirm critical test plan components such as testing triggers, resource models, testing and reporting tools, and testing acceptance criteria.


Testing Effort and Next Steps

Finally we establish the necessary automation testing effort by identifying the resources needed, the duration of the Testing Setup and Initiation Phase (Number of Automation Testing Starter Packs), and the overall effort of ongoing testing.

Not one size fits all!

Every step of this methodology has been carefully crafted and includes a well-defined set of exercises. We take into account our client’s unique needs and tailor this methodology to best accommodate each specific engagement.


Upon completion of this Kickstart you’ll take away the following artifacts:


Propelics’ Mobile App Analysis Framework enables us to create your App Profile. This profile provides a standardized formatting method for the most critical app data.


Identifying test cases that make good candidates for automation can be an arduous challenge for organizations. Our Mobile Test Automation Roadmap uses standardized prioritization criteria, allowing us to reliably identify which test cases are the best automation candidates.


We first demonstrate the capabilities of Test Automation using tools such as SOASTA, TouchTest or AppceleratorTest. These initial samples help establish best practices for test automation script development.


Our Mobile Testing Automation Kickstart produces an actionable Test Plan and defines next steps. The Test Plan describes the testing-automation effort and defines the necessary resources and timeline for each step moving forward.


The Automation Testing Starter Pack is for those clients who would like to spend a bit more time under Propelics’ guidance before venturing off on their own. This 30-day engagement builds upon the testing foundation provided by the Kickstart and is offered as an add-on to the Kickstart.

In a single month, Propelics will establish your testing structure and formalize your Mobile Testing process as we continue to guide IT through Automated Testing. This program acts as a hand-holding period as we experience first-hand your organization’s Mobile Testing process under ‘real-world’ conditions to ensure your team has the tools, processes, controls, and talents in place to confidently meet the unique challenges of testing for mobile devices.

 Perhaps your company is anticipating some upcoming triggers: app updates or releases, new OS environments, or additional portfolio devices. We’ll continue to flag test cases for manual or automatic testing, create test clips for test-case subsets, and build compositions. Lastly, we’ll conduct knowledge transfer sessions to ensure all internal resources are up to speed and on the same page.

 No matter what your mobile testing needs entail, Propelics will be there to help identify all potential triggers and create a time-based schedule to smooth out the rough road ahead.

People said it was impossible. We can’t do a one-call close. We can’t do a service call without the VIN. Then Propelics went ahead and built it.”

Curtis Kuboyama, EVP Strategic Development, Blue Yield