You can test for Native iOS Apps easily!  No SDK required!

Start setting up your study, and be sure to choose Native iOS:

On the next screen, you'll need to supply the URL to your app in the App Store.  (Just replace the placeholder text here:)

This will take your tester right to your app in the App Store as soon as screensharing is started.

Set up the rest of your study with tasks and questions as usual!

Please note that during a Native iOS study, the participant will be guided to download the test app (if not already present).  They will need to go back and forth between the Test App and Validately (where the task button remains) by using their app switcher (either double-tapping the home button, or sliding up on their screen until they see the open app 'cards').   

iOS limits the flow for these tests, such that the user will go to Validately task, click complete, then be taken to the App Store (tap "Open" on the test app), then to the Test App.   Due to Apple's closed coding of iOS, we cannot change this flow, so detailed instructions for your test participants are important here!

Here is a sample Native iOS recording:

https://validately.com/tracker_shares/0634cf19-f9ff-40e5-9733-1f12ad909ce6

Notice how the test participant has to go back to the Validately app to complete the task.  This is because Apple does not allow for the task to follow the user around their device as they go to different applications.

It is highly recommended that you test this flow in the Preview Mode of the study prior to launching to ensure that all is working correctly and that your instructions are clear for your participants

Keywords:  iOS, AppStore, app testing, native ios

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