Sofy’s platform transforms test maintenance into a seamless part of the software development lifecycle.
Sofy.ai, an advanced scriptless automation platform for mobile app testing, today unveiled Visual Match, a new feature set designed to eliminate the challenges associated with testing visual elements in mobile software applications. Visual Match augments Sofy’s platform by allowing software testers to fine-tune click targets in their mobile application’s automated test steps, ensuring that the entire testing process becomes easier, more efficient, and more reliable.
Visual Match was created to address one of the most pressing and complex issues in mobile app development today: troubleshooting code issues associated with images and other visual components. Modern applications often use complex UI frameworks or libraries like React, Angular, or Vue.js, and debugging visual elements within these frameworks frequently involves understanding how they handle state, updates, and rendering. All of this adds layers of complexity to the testing process.
With an intuitive interface and robust functionality, Visual Match allows users to manually redefine click targets in automated tests, enhancing element selection accuracy, especially in scenarios where traditional identifiers like XML paths are ineffective. Additionally, Visual Match:
Document Object Model (DOM) is a common programming interface for web documents that allows scripts or programming languages to interact with each document’s content, structure, and style. While DOM enables dynamic and interactive web experiences, Visual Match provides a unique visual method to unlock development tools for automation when apps are built on frameworks like Flutter and Jetpack Compose.
Combined with Sofy’s other advanced platform features, developers now have a comprehensive solution for maintaining tests with ease, allowing quick, automated adjustments to test scripts based on UI updates or changes. Specifically, these features include:
Our mission is to consistently empower developers with innovative no-code solutions. With the launch of Visual Match, we’re streamlining the time-consuming process of debugging visual elements while enabling developers to focus on what matters most: adding new feature sets and crafting exceptional user experiences to enhance their application business logic.
- Syed Hamid, founder and CEO, Sofy
A short video showcasing Visual Match is available here:
Additionally, the launch of Visual Match comes on the heels of Sofy’s no-code automation platform, recently made available for purchase in the Datadog marketplace: