Using an emulator to test Fused Android apps
App testing is critical throughout the app development lifecycle. Testing a Fused app is no different. In fact, we have an entire article dedicated to Fused app testing here. Testing apps become particularly challenging when there are a large number of device types and versions to test against - such as in the case of Android-based devices. Because of the multiple variables associated with Android, many developers opt to use emulators for testing instead of attempting to have "one of everything."
Apps Fused with the Appdome Platform are fully capable of being tested using standard ARM-based emulators. If you have a Fused Android app and you want to test that app, feel free to use these emulators.
We strongly recommend that you test with Android devices at all time that you can. We recommend that you only use the emulator when you cannot use an Android device to test with.
Steps for Testing with Android Studio Emulator
You have to have Android Studio fully setup on your computer before going through these steps.
- Open Android Studio
- Go to Tools -> Android -> AVD Manager
- Click Create Virtual Device
- Select an Android device you would like to use for your testing and click Next
- Select a system image and then click Next
- Verify your configuration and then click Finish.
Note. ARM emulators work very slowly on x86 PC machines. So, it might not be producing the best user experience in your testing with Android apps. We recommend you test with physical Android devices.
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