Mobile Dev Tools Shift Testing Left

Seamless Desktop-Based Capabilities for Collaborative Real Device Testing within Development Environments

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Challenging device availablity for Developer IDEs

Physical Device Sharing

Limited access to certain device types or operating systems at the right time poses challenges for developers.

IDE Device Access Complexity

Requiring direct device access from a specific Integrated Development Environment (IDE) adds complexity to the workflow.

Emulators and Simulators Miss Bugs

Identifying and resolving software bugs after development stages can lead to costly delays and compromises in product quality.

Streamline Early Testing 

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Shift Left on Real Devices

By replacing emulators or simulators with real devices, you can “shift left” in your development process, identifying errors earlier in the cycle, reducing the likelihood of issues reaching the QA stage.

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Virtual access to real devices supports a blend of live and automated testing, while offering vital metrics like CPU usage and network performance for efficient app optimization earlier in the SDLC.

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A virtualized USB connection enables remote debugging for both iOS and Android devices, allowing developers to troubleshoot and fine-tune their applications without the need for physical proximity to the device.

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The ability to access cloud or local devices directly from the developer workstation eliminates physical device sharing. This ensures that developers have easy access to a variety of devices, aiding in comprehensive testing and early debugging.

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Mobile Dev Tools: Efficiency & Customization

Unlock simultaneous device testing, custom CI/CD, ADB debugging, local automation, and anywhere access for optimized mobile development.


Enable simultaneous device testing, boosting efficiency beyond the traditional 1:1 approach.

Custom CI/CD

Seamlessly integrate into customized pipelines to ensure a smoother workflow and optimized mobile development processes.

ADB Debug

Go beyond Appium’s limits with customized interactions using Android Device Bridge (ADB) for more tailored testing scenarios.

Local Automation

Test locally using Expresso or XCUITest.

Anywhere Access

Easily access cloud or local devices directly from your workstation, streamlining your mobile testing infrastructure.

Detailed Logs

Diagnose issues and errors efficiently with access to device logs and debugging tools during testing.

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Shifting Left with Virtualized USB Connectivity

Embrace the transformative power of shifting left in real device testing. By replacing emulators and simulators with real devices, you can now identify and address errors earlier in the development cycle, ensuring faster releases and lower costs. It’s as if the device is right at your fingertips, accessible in your IDE.

Enhance Dev-QA Collaboration

Developers, engineers, and QA testers can collaborate seamlessly by remotely connecting to a real devices. This fosters teamwork and ensures everyone has access to the necessary devices, promoting efficient development and testing.

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Deep Figma Integration for Enhanced UX

Only Kobiton allows developers to visually compare test execution results with Figma design, guaranteeing the best customer experience within your app.

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Rapid Debugging Across Deployments

Only Kobiton empowers Dev and Product teams to swiftly identify and rectify defects directly from their development environments or IDEs on premises.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of software do mobile developers use?

Mobile developers utilize Integrated Developer Environments (IDEs) for comprehensive development environments, version control systems like Git for tracking code changes, and testing platforms such as Kobiton for ensuring app quality across numerous devices and operating systems.

An IDE combines a code editor, compiler, and debugger into one interface, streamlining the app development process by providing all the necessary tools in a single environment, thus enhancing productivity and reducing setup complexity.

Swift and Objective-C dominate iOS development, while Kotlin and Java are preferred for Android. JavaScript, through frameworks like React Native, enables cross-platform development, allowing developers to target both iOS and Android with a single codebase.

The choice between iOS and Android hinges on the target user base and app requirements, and most organizations develop for both platforms with the goal of keeping functionality consistent. iOS is favored for its lucrative market, whereas Android offers broader reach. Cross-platform development frameworks offer a balanced approach for targeting both platforms efficiently.

We developed virtualUSB with a clear vision in mind: to transform the way developers debug applications. Our goal was to enable developers to uncover and fix bugs more efficiently, ultimately saving time and resources. By facilitating direct access to real devices from the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) of their choice, such as Android Studio or Xcode, we simplify the development process. Additionally, virtualUSB fosters a stronger collaboration between development and Quality Assurance (QA) teams, ensuring a smoother workflow and higher-quality software releases.

Kobiton virtualUSB is a downloadable desktop client designed to revolutionize the debugging process for developers. It allows users to connect to real mobile devices as though they were physically plugged into their workstation. This innovative tool is compatible with MacOS, Windows, and also accessible via a Command-line Interface (CLI), offering unparalleled flexibility in mobile testing for both developers and QA teams. With virtualUSB, the constraints of physical device testing are eliminated, streamlining the development and testing process for mobile applications.

Additionally, Kobiton offers AI-augmented testing tools, including scriptless automation for test creation without coding, and Appium script generation for automating test cases, significantly enhancing QA efficiency and reducing manual errors.

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