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Last updated: Mar 31, 2021 11:51

On an open device, you can install, run, stop, and delete applications. You can also narrow down the number of applications listed to focus on the ones you are interested in. This article explains how.

Install an app

Watch this short video to see how you can install an app on a Perfecto device. Detailed steps follow.

Note: Installing an app on a virtual iOS device requires an .app file. Because this is a compressed file, you need to select a .zip file during the installation process.

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To install an application on an open device:

  1. On the device toolbar, click the applications icon .
  2. In the Applications form, click INSTALL NEW.
  3. In the Install new app form, in the SELECT APP panel, select the location of your app file: Repository (default) or Computer.
  4. Depending on your selection in step 3, do the following:

    • Repository: Search for and select the repository file you want to use. If you install an app on a virtual iOS device, look for the relevant .zip file in the Simulator apps folder.
    • Computer:
      1. Click ADD FILE.
      2. Browse to the file you want to use.
      3. Select the file and click Open.
        The file loads.
  5. Click NEXT.
  6. In the CONFIGURE APP panel, turn on any of the following options, as required:
  7. (Optional) Select the Launch after installing checkbox.
  8. Click INSTALL APP
    Perfecto installs the application and launches it (if you selected this option).

Run, stop, or delete an app

Watch this short video to see how you can run, stop, and delete an app.

To run, stop, or delete an app:

  1. On the device toolbar, click the applications icon .
  2. In the Applications form, move the pointer over the required application.
  3. Click one of the following icons: 
    •  to run the app
    •  to stop the app
    •  to delete the app

Find an app

If the open device has many applications installed, the one app you are looking for may be hard to find. You have these options:

  • Toggle the Hide default apps option. This option is by default turned on so that all system applications are hidden. If the app you are looking for is defined as a default app, you need to turn this option off.
  • Use the Search field. The search results update as you type.

For more information, watch this short video.

Copy the bundle ID or app package

You can copy the bundle ID (for iOS) or app package (for Android) of an application from the open device and paste it as a capability directly into your automation script.

To copy the bundle ID or app package:

  1. On the device toolbar, click the applications icon .
  2. In the Applications form, move the pointer over the required application.
  3. Click the copy icon . This copies the bundle ID or app package to your clipboard.

Limitations

Application files cannot exceed 1050 MB.