Save money by using Sauce Labs to run your mobile apps on real devices for testing!
April 25, 2021

Save money by using Sauce Labs to run your mobile apps on real devices for testing!

Johnathan Do | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud

Overall Satisfaction with Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs is used on many projects here at BrightInsight. For my project specifically, we are mainly using Sauce Labs to manually execute tests on iOS and Android devices. We are using the real cloud devices to test in Dry Run and Formal Verification on specified iOS and Android OS versions of these devices. We load our APK and IPA files into Sauce Labs and then run them on the specified device in our test cases. Other groups are using Sauce Labs for automated testing especially with web browsers.

Key benefit is that it helps us with testing on devices we do not have, as buying all the mobile devices is costly and we are a startup. It's also helpful because Sauce Labs contains devices that are on Beta OS versions which is great!
  • Plethora of Real Cloud Devices.
  • Has devices with Beta OS versions installed on them.
  • Supports automated web app testing with numerous web browsers.
  • Visual testing with sauce visual for native mobile apps would be great.
  • Support to allow updating mobile apps from previous version to new version so that we can test the update process. Sometimes we want to show a "What's New" screen that gets triggered only if a user updates from an old native mobile app to a new native mobile app.
  • Saved money on buying mobile devices.
  • Saved time on finding devices with specific OS configurations since Sauce Labs has so many from old to new.
  • Allowed us to expand our mobile app support to additional hardware that we don't have access to buy.
Sauce Labs is a great tool. It simulates native mobile apps really well although there is some latency. There is also some permission settings that we wish we can simulate and disable. It seems like calendar settings access for Android devices are automatically enabled but per a lot of Google and Apple developer documentation, apps should always ask for permission to access such details.