Microsoft's Allows Developers Test Any iOS and Android App
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Microsoft Introduces a New App For Developers to Test iOS and Android Apps

The app performs better than other testing apps

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Looks like Microsoft have been working a lot to give App developers some important products and tools. The company is pulling out it cards app world one by one revealing new apps and tools. Microsoft introduces an application that will help the developers to test iOS and Android Mobile applications. On Thursday company revealed a number of services, apps, and tools which included this tool named Xamarin Live Player.

The tool allows developers to connect their iOS and Android mobile phone with the visual studio on the Mac or Windows to test the .NET mobile application they are working on.The testing process is simple and very quick, it completes the testing in seconds.

What's the purpose?

When you are launching something already exist on the market the products should contain some unique features. Microsoft is a tech giant and it worked very hard on the tool, it aimed to solve two main problems that come while testing the app. Firstly developers need to burn a lot of valuable time in setting up the appropriate testing environment. And the second is the compilation of the apps takes too much of time this tool accelerate the compiling process.

When a developer work on an iOS or Android app and in the process when he moves further to the process of complaining he imports some framework and libraries. Now the app becomes more complex which ultimately increases the compiling and deploying time. During the process the compiling and deploying time get hundred by sixty seconds to several minutes which slows down the whole process.

The tool cuts down the compiling and deploying time and boost up the developer's productivity.The app allows the Windows-based developers to test the iOS and Android app that requires a Mac to get the job done.

How it Works

Currently Live Player works by compiling the code created by the developers in another intermediate language ( called bytecode) and finally interpret the codes to the application.

It also has a Live run feature that allows the developer to pick any screen within their application, afterward, they can test how changes will display on the mobile device.

Live run feature saves the developer from compiling a program every time they want to see how the change will be the effect the app on the device. The visual; studio will push an updated view to the device every time the developer stopped writing for couple seconds to show how it looks.

Approval from Apple

The company and the Xamarin Live player team have already talked to the Apple about the tool. Apple has approved the distribution of the app in app store.

Microsoft has dropped a bomb filled with new products in its Build developer conference ON Thursday. Xamarin Live Player isn't the only thing they put ahead they also introduced some changes to Visual Studio Mobile Center which includes the ability to test Universal Platform apps on Surface devices those are hosted in the Test Cloud.

Eric Jones
Written By Eric Jones

Eric Jones is a senior tech blogger at MobileAppDaily and he is a gadget lover and follows every advancement and tweak in the mobile app industry. He is enthusiastic about the gaming and social media apps and possesses almost 7 years of experience as a tech blog contributor. Eric also doesn't like to share his cheese burst pizza with anyone at all.

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