5 Ways that GUI Test Automation Produces Apps Faster

GUI Test Automation Produces Applications Faster

Graphical User Interface (GUI) testing is one of the most complicated tasks in software test automation. Even a simple desktop, mobile or online GUI application allows for hundreds of possible operations. This makes GUI test automation an increasingly indispensable tool for developers.

Traditionally, most GUI testing has been done by humans, but today’s fast-paced demand for applications and solutions doesn’t allow for wasted time. As a result, companies are looking into GUI Test Automation to speed the pace of development.

GUI Test Automation in Software Development

You can gain real-world advantage in GUI test automation using the ABBYY FineReader Engine OCR SDK. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that helps a computer find and read text on a captured image file.  Today’s leading developers and test managers are working together to produce public and internal applications faster by testing the visual quality of their GUI like a human, but with the benefits of robotic automation with FineReader Engine.  

For GUI testing, it can help analyze the dynamic output on the screen and compare it to the original reference text and analyze it.

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5 Ways Developers Are Using GUI Test Automation:

Here are five ways that software developers are using FineReader Engine for software test automation and quality assurance (QA) that you may not have considered before:

  1. Test Automation solution providers

    are adding OCR technology to enhance the graphical user interface (GUI) testing capabilities of their solutions, used for many existing backend applications and enterprise solutions.

    >> TestPlant Eyes Superior Results and Higher Sales with Fully Visual Software Test Tool [Case Study]
  2. Global Online services and web portals

    use FineReader Engine to test and validate webpage content and layout, ensuring accuracy in over 200+ languages. Since localization and translating content from one language to another often presents hidden problems in presentation and layout, developers and publishers save millions by automating their web content QA process in place of thousands of international GUI testing contractors. 

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  1. International car manufacturers

    are testing for problems in multiple languages and adapting for updates every two weeks with their infotainment systems using ABBYY FineReader Engine. Developers use our SDK to ensure that systems in every car are functioning correctly.

    >> Volkswagen Corporation Tests its Infotainment Systems by Using ABBYY FineReader Engine [Case Study]
  2. Large Document Management and CRM companies

    have found innovative ways to use our FineReader Engine OCR SDK to speed up internal interface testing. This gives developers the ability to consistently find visual errors faster and eliminate repetitive manual testing tasks.

    >> Paperless Solution for SMBs Adds Value and Saves Customers Time and Money with World-Class OCR [Case Study] 
  1. Video game designers

    are currently using the FineReader OCR SDK to test their text output to the screens on computers, televisions, and mobile devices before release. Since testing multiple versions on multiple output devices is often time consuming and complex, both hardware engineers and game developers speed their time-to-market by ensuring superior accuracy with FineReader Engine OCR technology.

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Using ABBYY FineReader OCR SDK for GUI test automation reduces the cost of manual effort on quality assurance (QA) tasks, helping developers and test managers meet their deadlines.

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Now is the time to consider how ABBYY FineReader Engine can help you with test automation. Get a free trial at www.ABBYY.com/resp/promo/test-automation or call +1 (408) 457-9777.

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Why Do Developers Use ABBYY Engines?

Why do world-leading developers choose to use ABBYY SDKs? 

More and more software developers are working to incorporate advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and data capture into their applications and solutions. The ability to capture printed information and make it digital is an important capability, especially in info-intense fields like financial services, healthcare, banking, and high-tech industries.

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But why spend months writing your own technology and struggling with solutions that provide limited capability?

ABBYY offers a suite of professional grade capture tools in our family of SDK products that work together to provide a platform for success.

ABBYY SDK Toolkits

There is no reason to reinvent the wheel because we have already done the work for you. Our SDKs have been proven in the most demanding and complex situations.

Here are a few important characteristics to consider with ABBYY:

  • ABBYY has the highest level of accuracy on the market. Up to 99.8% accuracy -- the most accurate OCR in the world. This means that integrating our engines into your application will give you an edge over the competition.
  • When your team is ready to put our toolkit into testing you’ll have a world-class technical support on your side. Our SDK support engineers solve problems for users in over 200 countries. Now you can rely on that same elite support.
  • You can develop solutions that work no matter where they are used. We currently support over 200 languages and the list keeps growing. The powerful and simple API makes starting up fast and easy.
Our SDK toolkits are based on our award-winning recognition platform and they enable scanned documents and images to be transformed into searchable and editable formats. In addition to OCR and data capture, you’ll get intelligent character recognition (ICR), image preprocessing, checkmark and field-level/zonal recognition, barcode, and PDF conversion as well. 

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Now you can integrate those same cutting-edge abilities without the need to start from scratch. And you’ll quickly benefit from professional grade ABBYY SDKs capabilities that simply are not possible using freeware and open source code.

Access our OCR SDK page to learn more about ABBYY FineReader Engine. Now is the time to consider how it and other ABBYY SDKs can help you. Get a free trial at www.ABBYY.com/OCR-SDK/ or call +1 (408) 457-9777.

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Mobile Capture for Mobile Banking

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According to KPMG, mobile is already the largest banking channel for the majority of banks by volume of transactions, and the number of mobile banking app users looks set to rise from 0.8bn in 2014 to 1.8bn by 2019.

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While mobile banking apps today are a must-have for a modern bank, image/camera based features are becoming a must-have for mobile banking apps. According to the same KPMG report, about one third of leading global banks already have image-based features in their apps!

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