Intro to Android

Other Testing

There are many other forms of testing that you can incorporate into your development lifecycle. These other tools are outside the scope of this book, but are listed here for easy reference and future exploration.


Here are the Android sanctioned ways to test.

Instrumentation Testing

You use Junit style tests and create a test application that runs with your normal application. The test application exercises the user interface.

It can be great for functional or integration testing, but since it relies on an emulator, it's just too slow for as-you-are-building-a-feature testing.


This testing framework runs on the device and uses accessibility features to conduct functional testing.


This framework allows you to script test in Python and runs your tests on an emulator.

Other Tools

There are many tools out there. Each application may lead to a different selection!