Testing your web app across multiple browsers can be difficult to do locally. Not everyone has the budget for a Windows computer, Mac computer, and an Android and iOS tablet/smartphone. That doesn’t include the number of resolutions to test responsive design. As a result, you’d need hundreds and even thousands of devices to properly test a web app. Lucky for you and me, a new industry was born – Cross Browser Testing.
Now enter the tools! That is to say, there are 3 web-based tools that make cross-browser testing more accessible. Below are the top three contenders that make cross-browser testing easier.
Cross Browser Testing Tools
BrowserStack promotes its service as ‘App & Browser Testing Made Easy’. Secondly, they describe themselves saying ‘Give your users a seamless experience by testing on 2000+ real devices and browsers. Don’t compromise with emulators and simulators’.
CrossBrowserTesting self describes themselves with ‘Make Every Web Experience Perfect, On Any Browser or Mobile Device’. On their homepage, they communicate Ditch your VMs and Device Lab. Easily run Manual, Visual, and Selenium Tests in the cloud on 2050+ real desktop and mobile browsers.’
LambdaTest keeps it short referring to its service as a ‘Cross Browser Testing Cloud’. They continue with ‘Perform Live Interactive and Automated Cross Browser Testing on 2000+ Real Browsers and Operating Systems Online.’
Our Favorite Testing Tool
Our favorite browser testing tool at Rackless for years has been BrowserStack. However, that has recently changed. LambdaTest in providing a free short-term test for any user makes them an easier choice to recommend. Therefore, a part-time product owner needing a few minutes a month to test will find LambdaTest a good fit. As a result, LambdaTest has begun to beat out BrowserStack for our recommendation.
Moreover, we feel LambdaTest’s free access level helps create a win-win. The first win is that a new product owner has now gained access to multiple browsers and operating systems instantly. Lambda also wins by gaining access to potential new business as the product owner’s needs grow. We see Lambdatest becoming a clear winner in this cross-browser testing category longterm. That is because more product managers will become familiar with their platform and some will upgrade. With this free short-term testing each month, LambdaTest has received our official endorsement.
In conclusion, we officially recommend LambdaTest for cross-browser testing to any new product owner or manager just getting started.