Gorilla Logic Releases Newest Version of FoneMonkey Open Source Testing Tool for iPhone and iPad Applications

Company: Gorilla Logic
Published: 05 April, 2011
Gorilla Logic, a leader in enterprise application development services and creators of open source test tools for mobile and rich Internet applications, today announced FoneMonkey 5, the latest version of the open source functional testing tool for iPhone and iPad applications. FoneMonkey improves application quality by automating the detection of bugs prior to release, shortening time-to-market and reducing development and testing costs by lowering the need for resource-intensive manual testing processes.

"FoneMonkey fills a huge gap in the iPhone/iPad developer's toolkit and makes Agile development a reality through automated testing, something that has never been feasible for this critical consumer platform with millions of users worldwide," said Stu Stern, president and CEO of Gorilla Logic and co-creator of FoneMonkey. "FoneMonkey is a single, easy-to-learn tool that can be used effectively by both engineering and QA organizations, from one-person startups to large enterprises."

Gorilla Logic's passion for delivering quality software applications for enterprise customers led to the creation of FoneMonkey. It is the only test tool for iOS that records all actions with the iPhone or iPad while in use and plays them back as a test script at any time. It enables the interactive creation, editing and playback of automation scripts that exercise an application's user interface. Using FoneMonkey, developers and quality assurance team members can create suites of tests that automate and perform user operation sequences, and then verify results. FoneMonkey supports development as well as QA testing, and tests can easily be incorporated into continuous integration environments.

FoneMonkey 5 offers new features that provide a tremendous boost to application quality. Already a leader in automated user testing, Gorilla Logic has spent the last year incubating the FoneMonkey project with the help and feedback from the open source community. New features include:

* Robust script recording and playback more comprehensive recording and playback for user interactions, including taps, keyboard input, dragging and scrolling for all Cocoa Touch components.
* Code generation options FoneMonkey can now generate ready-to-run test scripts in Objective-C that can be run under OCUnit, or JavaScript that can be run with Apple's UI Automation tools.
* Optimized for both iPhone and iPad platforms and user interfaces.
* FoneMonkey now works on both simulators and real devices.
* Test playbacks can be completely automated.

In addition, Gorilla Logic offers QuickStart, support and training services to help organizations maximize the return on investment with test automation. It also created FlexMonkey, the leading open-source tool for automated testing of applications built with Adobe Flex technology, that has seen thousands of downloads.