East Carolina University
This paper describes an approach for increasing the effectiveness of mobile software system testing. A Cloud Testing Of Mobile Systems (CTOMS) framework is presented in the form of a cloud service that provides the ability to run tests on a variety of remote mobile devices. This framework is based on a heterogeneous networked system that connects operational computers, mobile devices, and databases with software applications. The authors' research focuses on building a concept and a prototype of CTOMS that supports testing Android mobile applications in the cloud. CTOMS allows multidirectional testing, providing the opportunities to test an application on different devices and/or Operating System (OS) versions and new device models for their compatibility with the newest OS versions and the most popular applications.