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What is pCloudy?

pCloudy

pCloudy is a test management software for unified app testing that performs manual and automation testing on over 5000 mobile devices, both phones and tablets, and is hosted on the cloud.

The software offers hosts for services like in-field user experience and bot testing.

Users can choose from three deployment options including private and public device cloud, and on premise solutions, based on their needs.

pCloudy now offers a full digital assurance test management platform, what with the rising digital spectrum, where testing apps on digital channels such as mobile web, mobile, and IoT is made possible.

The software is highly recognized by top analysts in the industry such as Forrester and Gartner, together with products in their latest reports on the mobile testing tool landscape.

Benefits

pCloudy

Mobile App Testing Made Faster, Affordable and Exhaustive

With pCloudy, you can test across more than 5000 device and browser combinations on cloud concurrently, or you can set up a private lab instead. It is a test management software trusted by more than 50,000 users.

App Test on Real Devices

pCloudy lets you test your app on multiple mobile devices and accelerate the testing cycle in synchronous mode. Get real device access with physical device features, and testing cycles that are 50 percent shorter.

Automation Testing

Exhaustive support for automation tools is available with pCloudy so you can improve on your return on investment on your automation efforts. You can run Espresso, Appium, XCUITest scripts on multiple and real devices all on pCloudy. The test management software also offers automation Studio support for creation of codeless script, which is 30 percent faster.

Mobile DevOps Integration

pCloudy allows you to accelerate release cycles and achieve continuous testing, with rest APIs and plugins that integrate with any CD/CI tools, plus seamless integration with tools such as Slack, JIRA, and ALM (application lifecycle management). Thus you can achieve more frequent app releases.

AI driven Assistant

With pCloudy’s artificial intelligence driven assistant, you can perform app health checks in no time to help with testing your apps, plus bot driven exploratory functional tests. It also offers comprehensive analysis and health checks in just 30 minutes.

Features

pCloudy

Mobile App Testing on Real Android and iOS Devices

Explore pCloudy’s most comprehensive Smart Tools set to test mobile apps over a spectrum of real devices. It offers access to more than 5000 iOS and Android devices, which is one of the largest pool of devices in the market. This keeps you on top of the latest releases.

Test automation

pCloudy lets you multiply velocity and speed of your tests by parallel running of automated tests that save you cost and time.

Functional testing

This is supported by single-click tools in functional mobile app testing that boost your test cycle speeds exponentially.

On-device performance testing

Get real time insights on important data associated with critical functions of apps like memory, CPU, and battery consumption for physical devices.

Seamless testing on real SIM networks

Test your apps on simulated and real SIM networks to get better results across more than 500 iOS and Android real devices, without emulators, with access to real devices used by customers to find accurate and real bugs. You can use the device the same way you use your phone or any device in hand, and play with settings based on your need with full access to devices.

Test automation

With pCloudy, you can run automation scripts as your existing ones will be compatible on pCloudy devices with very few if any, changes. Scripts can also be run in parallel, scaling automation with unlimited concurrent runs. Run your tests with CI directly, by testing on real devices, or using the software’s APIs or Jenkins plugin to integrate with other tools.

Functional Testing

This helps you find crucial functional issues by selecting devices from more than 50 manufacturers, over 20 screen sizes and operating systems, on real devices. It also allows you to get evidence delivered as part of bugs, with insights delivered through device logs, captured screenshots, crash reports, and device video sessions so you can resolve bugs quickly.

On-device performance testing

This involves processes such as:

  • Tracking CPU utilization of apps by measuring this on devices and apps, and analyzing data along with functional flow
  • Tracking memory consumption of apps to get detailed memory consumption break up analysis across processes and the app itself
  • You can know your app’s battery drainage as well from the device

Network Testing

Test apps on a real network using pCloudy. You can also track app behavior, and prevent functional crashes and defects brought about by network driven failures. Simulate field scenarios to know how the app will behave across field scenarios and conditions and simulate different network profiles. App debugging in pCloudy also allows you to debug straight from your IDE and use DeviceTunnel to connect any device from Android Studio or Eclipse, and debug it just as it would be done if connected to your local machine.

Run Appium tests for iOS and Android

pCloudy offers seamless execution and integration of Appium on a wide variety of iOS and Android devices. You can also move to cloud and save costs of infrastructure, by getting away from the burden of sharing and managing devices. iOS and Android devices can be integrated and executed seamlessly, plus you can run Appium for iOS and Android tests developed in any language by using any test framework or IDE. Trigger Appium runs from pCloudy’s CI tools directly, like Jenkins for tests that are automated.

Parallel Testing & Live view

Appium tests can also be run in parallel on multiple real devices on cloud, while speeding up test cycles to deliver faster. You can access and monitor test automation runs via video streaming, and get comprehensive test result reports on each Appium test execution with logs, screenshots, and videos.

Advanced Features

Get access to advanced testing features for mobile apps such as Network Visualization, and execute ADB shell commands using Appium runs. It also gives you performance metrics like battery, CPU and memory usage for Appium tests that is usually challenging to get through Appium.

Codeless Automation Tool to scale your app tests

With Opkey automation studio, app tests are unified and automated by anyone in your team, not just developers and automation engineers. This speeds up and scales up app delivery by multiple folds.

Codeless test scripts

Without a single line of code, you can create automation scripts.

Parallel execution

Execute test automation in parallel on multiple devices and accelerate your app testing exponentially.

Export test scripts without writings codes

Speed up app delivery by recording new Appium project workflows and export to Appium Java format for integration with existing test scripts.

Configure Jenkins to automate test cases

Integrate with Jenkins CI plugin to handle test cases from Jenkins simply.

Extensible automation scripts

pCloudy offers built-in capabilities for data and object repositories, custom keywords, functional libraries, and logical statements.

Follow Me: Faster Manual App Testing

This is the first of its kind solution courtesy of pCloudy that changes how you perform manual app tests. It lets you carry out test in synchronous mode on a device then it is replicated on multiple other devices. With it you get:

  • Faster manual app tests as it speeds up testing time multifold by replicating actions a manual tester would do on one device, simultaneously, on many devices
  • Easier Visual Verification by making it easy for manual app testers to verify visually especially with responsive designs and dynamic, ever growing device diversity

Certifaya: One Click Automated App Certification (with Bots)

With pCloudy, you just need to upload the app and let it deliver a test report on the app, which is deep and comprehensive. It also does the following:

  • Running Crash Test Scenarios using bots that cover installation and uninstallation scenarios plus random events on apps, all on multiple devices. 
  • Swift and Deep Exploratory Tests using smart bots that crawl apps automatically, navigating through the app like you would as a human, and collects so much data relevant to the app. In seconds, it gives a comprehensive functionality and performance report on the app for multiple devices

Certifaya – Use power of Crowd to Test your App

This allows for real world testing of your app by real humans on real devices, browsers, versions and platforms. You can also expand your testing abilities beyond in-house testers, and get results in a few hours to few days from the crowdtesting pCloudy community.

Integrations

pCloudy provides for testing frameworks and tools integration so that app testing is made much easier. Integrations include:

OpKey

This automation framework lets you create automation scripts in a way that is scriptless. It seamlessly integrates with pCloudy to create and run mobile app automation scripts.

Appium

This is today’s preferred choice for automation of mobile apps. With pCloudy, all kind of Appium scripts are allowed to be run on its devices. pCloudy is also the only platform allowing for concurrent and unlimited parallel Appium script runs on multiple devices.

Selenium

In pCloudy, you can run Selenium scripts for cross-browser testing on mobile web.

Espresso

With pCloudy, you can run Espresso scripts in parallel on multiple Android devices, by uploading scripts to pCloudy or using DeviceTunnel to run scripts.

Calabash

Run Calabash scripts on Android and iOS devices.

Robotium

The scripts for Robotium can be run on Android devices.

Jenkins

A plugin for Jenkins was released by pCloudy that gives access to Jenkins platform to carry out automation testing for mobile apps on real devices from within Jenkins.

Android Studio

pCloudy plugin for Android Studio offers access to devices that perform automation and manual testing of apps from within the IDE of the Android Studio.

Eclipse

pCloudy has released a plugin for Android Studio which provides you access to the platform for performing manual and automation testing of mobile apps from within Android Studio IDE.

JIRA

A new feature in pCloudy’s latest 4.6 update lets testers log bugs directly on JIRA as they test apps on pCloudy. You can attach relevant video links, screenshots or bugs in one click.

JMeter

pCloudy also has a recently launched plugin for JMeter bringing insight on your app’s performance testing.

Rest API

An exhaustive set of Rest APIs for device control can access pCloudy’s features, and you can use these APIs from your preferred language or tool or framework.

Pricing

pCloudy

Growing business

Individual: $39 per month per 1 user (billed annually)
  • 10 Device Hours
  • Device Planner
  • Access to non-SIM mobile devices
  • JIRA integration
  • Manual testing of apps

Small Team: $95 per month per 3 users (billed annually)

  • 30 device hours
  • API access, Access to SIM-based devices and access to run Automation scripts (Espresso, Appium, and others)
  • Certifaya bot
  • + Individual
Group: $230 per month per 15 users (billed annually)
  • 100 device hours
  • Access to Automation Studio (3 concurrent License) and Access to crowd Testing (1 cycle per month by
    5 crowd users)
  • + Small Team

Business: $439 per month per 30 users (billed annually)

  • 200 Device Hours
  • Access to Automation Studio (5 Concurrent License) and Access to Testing (2 cycle/month by 5 crowd users)
  • Request for a new device (4 a year)
  • + Small Team
Enterprise: Custom plan

Talk to pCloudy about your team and the number of users plus monthly device usage and get a customized package for your enterprise.

Other cloud options:

Private: offers a private dedicated cloud in its data center that is enterprise-grade secured, with access to all vital features in its public cloud plus extra benefits of data security and dedicated access.

On-premise cloud: offers lab in a box set up with freedom to build your secure device lab in your boundary. It is ideal for those planning to build a centralized testing infrastructure in-house for your team.

Technical Details

Devices: Windows, Mac, Web-based

Languages: English

Pricing Model: Monthly and One-time payment, quote-based

Customer Type: Small and medium business; Large Enterprises; Freelancers

Deployment: Cloud Hosted, Open API

Support Details

  • Phone
  • Email
  • Help videos
  • Support ticket
  • Blog
  • Sample codes for various features (downloadable)
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