FMR has filed a patent for automated testing of mobile devices. The system involves a server establishing a connection with a client device, generating predicted interactions based on historical data, converting them into test scripts, deploying them on selected devices, and transmitting results back to the client device. GlobalData’s report on FMR gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on FMR, AI for workflow management was a key innovation area identified from patents. FMR's grant share as of January 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Automated testing system for mobile devices

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: FMR LLC

A patent application (Publication Number: US20240028502A1) describes a system for automated testing of mobile computing devices. The system involves a server computing device that establishes a connection with a client computing device to receive input for selecting mobile devices and test interactions. By using historical device interaction data, the server generates predicted interactions in a hierarchical structure for testing workflows. These predicted interactions are converted into device-specific test scripts and deployed on the selected mobile devices. The results from the test script executions are then transmitted back to the client computing device. The system aims to streamline the testing process by automating the generation and execution of test scripts based on historical data and user input.

Furthermore, the system allows for testing across geographical locations, with the server and client computing devices being in different locations. The method involves predicting sequences of interactions following an initial interaction, sorting them based on prediction likelihood, and converting them into device-specific test scripts. Technical characteristics of the mobile devices are considered in generating these scripts, ensuring compatibility with the device's operating system, hardware configuration, installed applications, and user interface elements. The deployment of test scripts includes establishing a connection, transmitting the script, executing it on the device, and collecting log data for error analysis. The server then sends this data back to the client for display, providing a comprehensive overview of the test results. Overall, the system offers an efficient and automated approach to mobile device testing, enhancing accuracy and reducing manual effort in the testing process.

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