Ideas & Feature Requests

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Named device sets

Allow the user to create and manage (save, delete, edit, rename) named device sets and to use them when submitting (both via the command line and the web site) to select devices.

  • Glenn Wilson
  • Oct 13 2015
  • Planned
Device Manufacturer
Device Model Name
Operating System Version
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  • Brian Schauer commented
    October 28, 2015 19:05

    This would really speed things up and make life easier.  I need to test to a consistent set of new and older devices.

  • Guest commented
    February 11, 2016 17:27

    In conjunction with this request, it'd be great to have the ability to get the device set id of an existing test run.

  • David Hathaway commented
    May 17, 2016 15:23

    This should also be available via a public API user users can programmatically update their device sets as new devices with certain characteristics are added.

  • Guest commented
    June 20, 2016 22:33

    I do wonder if under the covers, the device sets are shared based on device combination. That would make it difficult to fulfill this request.

    IE: say I create a device set that contains just an Iphone 6S+ on iOS 9.3, I'll get a device set of 1a2b3c, and then someone else creates the exact same set and gets the same ID.

  • Colin Dabritz commented
    June 21, 2016 19:46

    I do like named device sets, although for us they would get out of date, unless I could live update the set for new runs? Also consider specifying test ranges. For our 'full' iOS test what we really want is a set of ranges that capture the queries:

    Tablets, not phones, all iOS9 OSes, 1 GB or more Ram, 1.3 Ghz or higher processor. Maybe have a maximum devices or something to prevent unexpected surprises, but that's really how we want to express it, every device in our target support range.

    If you wanted to be extra fancy, you could have a 'minimum coverage' subset, that had at least one instance of every factor, but not all of them.

  • Justin Raczak commented
    June 21, 2016 20:06

    Thank you for the input, everyone. We've added this feature to our near-term roadmap. In addition to a simplistic approach of manually adding devices to a device set from a list of available devices, we will explore the option of defining a dynamic device set based on provided criteria. These options will be available in the UI as well as via the API and CLI.

    Please feel free to post any additional thoughts to this issue.