Q: What is Kobiton?
Kobiton is a mobile cloud platform that enables users to perform manual or automated testing on physical iOS and Android devices.
Q: How can I select a device for my testing? Can I retest on the same device?
Users can access all available devices via the Device Menu. You can retest on the same exact device within your private/organization section. However, Kobiton cloud devices are assigned based on your desired configuration, making it difficult to guarantee the ability to test on the same device in future test sessions.
Q: Can I use the device camera?
Yes, you can use the device cameras, both front and rear facing. However, due to the way the devices are mounted, images and videos may look dark and blurry.
Q: How do you charge the overages minutes?
When you used your subscription minutes, you can still continue to test on the Kobiton devices. The overages device minutes are charged at the rate of $0.14 per device minute and billed at the end of the month.
Q: What are concurrent tests?
The concurrent test means that how many devices your test scripts will be executed in parallel for an automation test session. In case of manual test session, it’s no. of devices launched and being used at the same time.
Q: Is there any limit on concurrent tests?
No, both Indie and Business plans allow for unlimited concurrent test sessions.
Note: There is no limit for concurrent test sessions on in-house devices when using device lab management.
Q: How can I purchase additional minutes?
By going to the subscription tab in the admin portal and changing the quantity of minutes to your desired amount. The minimum number of minutes for each additional purchase is 100.
Q: What do I have to do for my plan/account to be reset?
Nothing, just log into the Kobiton portal as usual, using the same username and password. you will have the same number of minutes and device slots as you had prior to the transition, with the option to purchase more minutes if desired.
Q: What is the Kobiton device management feature?
The Kobiton device management feature allows you to use your own devices with the Kobiton service for manual/automation testing purposes. You are responsible for all telecommunications services (telephone, data, Internet and any other such service) with respect to your devices. Kobiton is not responsible for data usage or any other charges between you and your carrier or service provider that you may incur using your device with the Kobiton service.
Q: What is app repository?
The app repository is a storage place in Kobiton for your apps. By storing your apps in the app repository you can access and test them anytime from anywhere.
Q: Does the App repository supports the .zip file format?
Yes, If you create your iOS application as a .app directory with multiple files, you need to export it as a .zip file before uploading. If you have created your app as a .ipa file, you can upload that file directly without needing to zip it up.