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Frank is a system for running automated tests against an iOS (iPhone/iPad) app.
It’s like a very basic Selenium for native apps.
It was created by my team so that we could write cucumber tests for the iPad application we’re developing.
Frank consists of two parts:
The testing framework sends commands to the embedded HTTP server in order to inspect the current state of the UI and to perform actions against the UI.
Frank comes bundled with Cucumber integration, allowing you to write cuke tests which drive your native iOS app. For example:
Given I have launched my app When I fill in the "username" textbox with "pete" And I fill in the "password" textbox with "sekrit" And I touch the button marked "Logon" Then I should see "Welcome back, Pete"
We’ve also had success in automating:
The Frank server embedded in your app also serves up a simple single-web-page app called Symbiote.
It provides something like a crappy version of Firebug for your native iOS app. It allows you to inspect the state of the app, and to test selector paths as you start the process of automating a new section of your app’s UI.
By default it runs on http://localhost:37265/
In addition to the basics of testing our iPad app using Frank, we’ve also had success with:
I’m always happy to talk more about Frank