Before continuing to read this article, please read this article. - How to capture views from a mobile device.
On page load, it starts creating a session with the given device. It might take 10 sec - 2 min depending on the type of connection.
Upon successful session creation, device connect page looks like below.
As shown in the screenshot, there are three sections in this page.
- Device screen and controls
- ACCELQ View recorder
- Inspect view
Device Screen and Controls
On the device screen, we can perform following actions
- Long press
- Swipe on one point to another point.
- Enter text
And Apart from device screen, we have controls as shown to rotate, press Home Button etc.
Use location to provide latitude and longitude of a location.
In particular cases, when device screen doesn't show up because of security reasons, still, we will be able to move on using Execute Functionality. Click here to learn more about Execute Control.
Capture Views with View Recorder
Just like the process of capturing web views, the process is same for capturing mobile views. When the app loads. We can control the device and capture all the views we want. Click Capture View. After capture finishes, Select a context or create new context and name the view. If views are done, click Save & Done. If we wanted to capture more views, click continue recording, control the device and bring up the next view to be captured and repeat the same process.
To inspect a view, click on inspect tab and start inspecting. Current Page elements will load in a tree format. Upon clicking on the tag name, all the properties of that element will be displayed along with xpath.