Android-based phones and tablets represent a huge opportunity for web apps and web developers, and we’re pleased to offer new tools that can reduce development and testing effort, and broaden the range of web apps available for this fast-growing platform.
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 07, 2011
Sencha, a leading provider of open-source web application frameworks and tools, has released a free tool designed for developers who create web applications for Android phones and tablets. Event Recorder is a test suite and comprehensive infrastructure to automate the testing of all web apps—including those built with Sencha Touch—on Android devices, and provides a way to develop high-quality Android web applications, faster.
“Android-based phones and tablets represent a huge opportunity for web apps and web developers, and we’re pleased to offer new tools that can reduce development and testing effort, and broaden the range of web apps available for this fast-growing platform,” said Aditya Bansod, senior director of product management at Sencha. “Event Recorder is available today and we’re publishing it as a Sencha Labs project.”
Event Recorder consists of a Python script running on a host that records all touch and hardware keyboard events on a target Android device, and allows the user to perform key actions to simulate user interaction. The tool also includes a Java application that runs on a target Android device and uses an Android WebView component that is able to record and replay all user interaction. The Python script communicates with the device application via messages or file sending over ADB.
Event Recorder is the second project from Sencha Labs to help developers accelerate Android web development. RemoteJS, released in November 2010, enables developers to remotely debug web applications on Android.
Where to get it
Event Recorder is available from Sencha Labs on GitHub. As with other tools on Sencha Labs, the entire source code of the suite is completely available under the MIT license. To learn more about Event Recorder, read the Sencha blog post.
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