Samsung’s Remote Test Lab (RTL) service allows developers to test their applications on actual Samsung Galaxy devices remotely.
How does it work?
By using Samsung smartphones connected to the cloud, developers can use the RTL service to control it remotely and, thus, test the performance of their apps. They also have the possibility to refine it so it can reach its best version.
The company makes sure that the latest device has been added to the RTL service, ensuring that developers always have access to the newest Samsung hardware to test their apps. All the new products have been added to the service, including the Galaxy S20, the Galaxy Z Flip, and, recently, the Galaxy Note 20 series.
Improve the work of Test Developers
This recent innovation improves and eases the way test developers work, as they don’t have to spend money on the new model to test their apps anymore. Now, all they need is an internet connection, a free Samsung Developers account, and Java Runtime Environment 7 – or the latest version that works with Java Web Start.
Among the many use of RTL service, there is the possibility to install APK files on Samsung devices, make screen captures and recordings, and test automation scripts. There is also an option to share the screen so test developers can work together on their apps.
However, Samsung’s RTL service is limited. Indeed, it doesn’t support audio, additional peripherals, multi-touch, and camera. The time spent on the service is also limited to a maximum of 5 hours of testing per day.