Improve Android development quality and costs

AiC 2.0 goal is to ease large scale review for Android applications.

Technically it means to offer an answer to physical devices (smartphones, tablets, Connected TVs) and Android versions multiplication, thanks to an easy to use, fully featured, Cloud-oriented solution.

This solution relies heavily on the provision of Android virtual machines.

One of the advantage for this approach is to accelerate Android test environments deployment and configuration time while dramatically reducing the investment and maintenance of a physical devices fleet.

Run manual or automated Android tests

The Saas AiC 2.0 solution introduces two main features to its user: the live campaign and the asynchronous campaign.

Live campaign

Thanks to the live campaign, you can interact with an Android virtual machine from the AiC 2.0 web interface directly in your browser without any additional plugins.

AiC Live Campaign

In a few words, it is Android in the browser.

Among the features of the live campaign :

Asynchronous Campaign

Using the asynchronous campaign, you can schedule a campaign that will run your UiAutomator or AiC 2.0 tests on a large scale of configurable Android virtual instances. The virtual instances are visually accessible during the execution of the test set, and the results are then presented in the Junit format.

AiC Async Campaign

In a few words, it is Android in the Cloud.

Among the features of the asynchronous campaign :

The AiC 2.0 DSL

The AiC 2.0 DSL is a project-specific innovation allowing an user to express a functional test in natural language close to Gherkin. Compared to the traditional Android test solutions (UiAutomator, Espresso, Junit), the AiC 2.0 DSL allows to express functional tests while specifying the state of the system sensors (including Bluetooth, NFC).

Feature: "Example feature"

    Scenario: "Minimal example scenario"
        Set battery level at 5
        Check if "Low battery" exists

    Scenario: "More complex example scenario"
        Click on “Sensor”
        Scroll from "Picture" to "Photometer"
        Scroll from "Photometer" to "Gyroscope
        Click on "Proximity Sensor"
        Type "Value is going to change..." into ""
        Set sensor "TYPE_PROXIMITY" at 18
        Replace "It's working !" into ""
        Click on "Proximity Sensor"
        Scroll from "Proximity Sensor" to "Bluetooth"
        Click on "Ambient Thermometer"


In summary, the AiC 2.0 DSL allows to :

Using the AiC 2.0 solution

There are two ways to use AiC 2.0 :

Consortium and Funding

The partners behind the project

The AiC 2.0 project consortium brings together the following industrial and academic partners :

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Funding actors

The AiC 2.0 project is a collaborative R&D project resulting from the call for projects FUI #16.

The FUI (Unified Interministerial Funds) is a program aiming to support applied research to help develop new products and services that can be put on the market in the short or medium term.

It allows to finance “collaborative” R&D projects (involving, for example, large companies, SMEs and laboratories), following their labeling by the competitiveness clusters.

The financing is then managed by the BPI in association with the communities, for the project AiC 2.0, the Ile de France region.

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Open Source Effort

The code produced in the project will be released under open source license, in accordance with the GTLL agreement.

FUI Program Calendar

Started in December 2013, the project program is underway and will stop in October 2017.