Ideas & Feature Requests

Share your ideas on how Test Cloud can better help you deliver higher quality apps faster.

Enable customers to include on-premise devices in test runs

Enabling support for the inclusion of on premise devices would allow customers to fill in any gaps for their test scenarios and afford a high level of flexibility.

Think of this a bit like how Visual Studio Team Services enables customers to add their own on premise build agents to their build pipelines.

 

Common reasons why customers may want this functionality:

  • They work with highly specialized devices that are not likely to be added to Test Cloud.

  • They would like to be able to leverage the existing on-prem device hardware investments they've made as part of their Test Cloud runs.

  • They would like to be able to create automation tests that include devices running custom software.

  • They would like to be able to create automation tests that include devices connected to a specific carrier.

  • They would like to be able to create automation tests that leverage device hardware as part of covered test scenarios. Examples include:

    • Using the device camera to scan a barcode.

    • Using the device's NFC support to read a tag.

    • Using custom hardware (Ex: barcode scanning laser).
  • Dan Rigby
  • May 16 2017
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