We are very excited to announce that we’ve successful integrated AT&T’s ARO (also known as Application Resource Optimizer) with Testdroid Cloud. This awesome product combo will provide you an access to use ARO Analyzer to further investigate use of resources in your app, pinpoint the source of wasteful data and power drains – and get detailed recommendations on how to fix performance issues. Check it out at Testdroid Cloud – and don’t forget to read AT&T’s blog as well!
AT&T Application Resource Optimizer (ARO)
AT&T Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) is a free, open-source tool for developers and testers that provides recommendations which allow you to optimize the performance of mobile web applications, make battery usage more efficient, and reduce data usage.
AT&T ARO Data Analyzer benchmarks video, data, and device traces, as well as PCAP files, against the best practices and pinpoints those that will improve your app’s performance. These best practices can dramatically improve your app and website performance – example optimizations include caching and managing network connections.
More information about AT&T ARO can be found here.
How to Get Started?
This is how you get started with Testdroid Cloud and ARO Analyzer:
1) First, (if you don’t have an account) create a free Testdroid account for yourself. You can do it here and this will provide you an unlimited access (time, tests etc.) with our free devices.
2) Log in using your credentials
3) Create a new project under Projects, upload your APK and select device with ‘ARO’ in its name (you can search for ‘ARO’ using free text search in Device Groups view). There will be several instances of the same device model available to ensure enough capacity.
4) Start a test run (you don’t necessarily need instrumentation tests as you can use Testdroid Cloud’s automatic exerciser – App Crawler – to test your app).
5) Results will be ready in few minutes complete with ARO Analyzer result files.
6) Download the result files to your computer and open them using ARO Analyzer.
View the following video for all the steps required: