Our Experience during pCloudy Tool Evaluation

As Performance evangelists, our thirst for finding robust tools for mobile performance testing & analysis tools is always high. Being a big fan of Neotys Neoload tool for carrying out mobile performance testing, always we are open for more sophisticated tools for performing mobile performance analysis in better way.

Here is our experience while evaluating pCloudy during Jan 2017.

Licensing Model: All devices across geographical locations are accessible to all users based on hourly basis. This is far better than its competitors.

Integration with Performance Testing tools: Integration with other performance tools like LoadRunner , Neotys, JMeter, IBM Rational , MS VSTS, etc are not available as of now.  May be it will be available in future versions.

Mobile Device Performance Analysis: Device performance metrics like CPU, Memory, Battery usage & Data usage at application level is available for Android platform (may be IOS support will be ready in future), which was not provided by other competitors. It integrates with Android studio & Eclipse. This is an excellent feature which we liked in pCloudy.

Automation Platform Support: Supports wide variety of automation platforms like Selenium, Expresso, Robotium, Calabash, Appium, MonkeyTest, opkey, etc. This is good fit making it applicable for any environments compared to its competitors.

CI Platform Support: Supports Jenkins integration. May be support for other tools will be ready in future version.

Supported Mobile Platforms: Usage of any real IOS & Android devices

Cost Factor: Very cheap compared to its competitors

In overall, we liked this tool as it provides mobile device performance metrics for any selected android device used for performance analysis. But as it doesn’t provide integration support with any performance testing tool, this tool is not of much value until this feature is included.

We hope pCloudy team is already working on integration with Neotys Neoload & other tools. Once done, we are sure this will be one of the best choices for mobile performance testing.

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