Saturday, 13 May 2017

Genymotion to test Android applications on PC

Genymotion to test Android applications on PC
Genymotion is an Android emulator program for Windows, Linux and Mac, used to test applications on a PC, laptop or Mac; Something that can be very useful for developers who want to test and see the behavior of their programs or games, just like if they run on an Android mobile device. It also serves to run Whatsapp and other applications not available for Windows.

The challenge of this type of emulators is that you can recreate and simulate, as closely as possible, the behavior of the various components that are part of an advanced mobile phone (smartphone), for example: GPS, accelerometer, Wi-Fi, Battery and other sensors of the device; And test applications on different phone models (Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, etc.) as it allows you to configure and customize various aspects such as screen resolution, memory and other parameters.

Genymotion must be run under VirtualBox, an operating system virtualization software, to which you can add support for Android, thanks to this add-on. In turn, it is possible to integrate it into the Eclipse development environment, through a plugin.

The official website has documentation explaining how to install Genymotion, how to download and simulate some of the default virtual devices, how to simulate the actions that allow you to handle a multi-touch screen, how to install the Eclipse plugin and the ADB ( Android Debug Bridge); Besides the use of the rest of the functions.

Genymotion 1.1.0 is the latest version, available for Windows (XP, Vista, 7), Linux Ubuntu (12.04, 12.10) and Mac OS X (10.X). It is a free and open source project.

To download this emulator it is necessary to register in advance: You must enter a username, a password and a valid email address, under the "Sign up" option on the page whose link we offer below.

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