Google reported today that it has publicly released EarlGrey, a bit of programming that developers can use to all the more effortlessly build and run user interface tests on source code for iOS applications. Written in Objective-C, EarlGrey is available now on GitHub under an open-source Apache license.
The release is significant because it’s something Google has really used to test its own iOS applications.
“A few Google applications like YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Translate, Google Play Music and numerous more have effectively received the framework for their functional testing needs,” Siddartha Janga wrote in a blog post on behalf of Google iOS developers.
Obviously, iOS isn’t the most imperative mobile OS for software development at Google. That would be Android, which has more than 1 billion active clients. So it’s intriguing to see Google accomplish more to aid iOS development.
Yet, this is not the main open-source code release from Google that is geared toward iOS as opposed to Android. In 2012,
Google presented J2ObjC, an open-source device that takes code written in Java – the lingua franca of Android – and turns it into Objective-C. The project got more consideration a month ago, when Google announced that it had hit version 1.0.
As for Apple, it has not done a whole lot to support Android app development. But Apple did release its first Android app – called Move to iOS – in September.
EarlGrey works with iOS devices and simulators going back to iOS 8. Documentation for the tool is here.
Other iOS user interface test automation frameworks include Calabash and Sauce Labs’ Appium. ( Source by – The Next Web )