The FutureDial Functional-Test Planner utility is now available as a website UI, which can be accessed at https://ftprofile.futuredial.com. The functionality of the website is effectively the same as the tool found in the FD Utilities application, but no longer needs to be accessed through the application. This tool also has the added ability of automatically syncing Functional Test profiles between machines automatically. You no longer need to manually copy profiles to each machine, and ensure the same version of the profile is installed on each machine.
To access the Functional-Test Planner, use your CMC login credentials. Upon logging into the page, you will be greeted by the following interface:
Below this section, there will be a list of all previously-created profiles for the respective company (there is no separation of the profiles based on the Site locations).
In the upper right-hand corner of the main page, you will see 4 options: Edit, Copy, Download, Remove.
There are two options to create a new functional testing profile: the first of which is to click the red “+” button in the middle of the bottom of the page.
Alternately, you can click on the “Profile” tab in the upper left-hand corner, and you will be taken to the page with a blank testing profile template.
With the new web-based UI, you now have the option to select the specific Company, Site and Group; these options will all default to the first option within each designation (if applicable). With the Functional-Test Planner utility, all profiles created are saved to the specified Workstation Group that you are assigned to (rather, whatever Workstation Group your Workstation is assigned to; a single user account can be assigned to different Workstation Groups on different Workstations). For example, an administrator logged into Functional-Test Planner on a Workstation assigned to the “Test123” Workstation Group can create as many profiles as they would like, but the profiles would only be available to other Workstations that are assigned to “Test123”.
Another new feature that we have the ability to enable is make- and model-specific tests. In order to use make- and model-specific functional test, a change must be made in the company settings for that workstation group. Please reach out to FutureDial support if you would like to move your functional test to make and model support. Otherwise, simply select the platform, and leave make and model blank.
In addition to being able to select the specific Company, Site and Group for each new profile, you can now select the manufacturer (“Maker”) and model of the device (“Model”) if the profile is specifically for a given make and/or model device.
NOTE: For iOS devices, the “Maker” option is less important, since the only one available is Apple (other than Default), but if you are working with a specific model of iPhone, you can select that as part of the profile to ensure that any devices that do not match that model will not have the specified tests run on them. Similarly, for Android, if there are tests to be run on specific models from a specific manufacturer, individual profiles can be created for unique devices.
To get started, ensure that the Organization details are correct (Company, Site and Group). Next, confirm all of the General Information details are correct as well (if applicable). Finally, select all of the applicable tests to be performed as part of the profile. Once everything has been properly designated, click the red “Save” button.
Below is a more in-depth explanation of the sub-sections of the functional tests available.
· Company (set to user’s company automatically; if user is assigned to more than 1 company, all companies they are authorized to access can be selected from the drop-down menu)
· Site (set to primary company site automatically; if the company has more than 1 site, all sites they are authorized to access can be selected from the drop-down menu)
o NOTE: If a Workstation Group is selected, the profile will be automatically saved to the group, and all workstations assigned to that Workstation Group will be able to access it
· Platform (Android, iOS)
· Maker (device manufacturer)
· Global Timeout(seconds) – 0 means no Timeout
· App Language
· “Customize Test Order” (checkbox)
· “Remove secure lock before end test” (checkbox)
· Global Waiting Time(seconds)*
· “Stop on First Fail” (checkbox)
o This feature can be used if the devices to be tested have no margin of error for failures; this reduces the overall time required for device processing if failures are not tolerated
· “Audit the operator” (fill-in box, 0-100%)
· “Add Timing To Functional Test Results” (checkbox)
· “High-definition video” (checkbox)
o This is a new feature that allows the capture of high-definition video to confirm the device’s ability to capture
The Functional-Test Planner provides a number of automated tests to further reduce overall testing time; most of the tests are available for both Android and iOS devices.
However, there are 4 automated tests that are available for Android devices that are not compatible with iOS devices: Relative Humidity Test, Root Test (replaced with Jailbreak Test), Temperature Sensor, and SD card. All other manual tests are available for both Android and iOS devices. All automated tests from the original Functional-Test Planner utility are still available in the new web-based UI.
The Bluetooth automated test has an option to test a specific Bluetooth MAC address (only for Android devices): click the “Edit” box to the right of the checkbox, and the following window will appear:
Another test that can be modified is the Advanced Battery Drain Test, where the parameters of battery drain can be changed:
The test planner provides the opportunity to select the amount of battery drain over a given period of time, and and whether or not the device will pass the test based on these parameters.
The Manual Tests are broken out into sections based on the different categories of hardware:
In the “Other” section, there are 2 tests that allow for custom content: “Custom Question” and “Live Call Test” (these tests are available for both Android and iOS).There are 2 types of questions that can be added to this field: Text Box, and Drop-down List. Before selecting either of these types of questions, first press the large red “+” toward the bottom of the pop-up window. Once you click the “+” button, you can select either type of question.
For the Text Box question, simply fill in the question to be answered, and click “Save” in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
To create a Drop-down List question, type the question in as you would for the Text Box question, and then go down to the Options box below and enter at least 2 options (1 at a time – enter one option, click the “+” next to the “Options” box, then repeat for as many options as you would like to add).
Upon completion of the Question(s), click “Save” to ensure all work has been saved, and click the red “X” in the upper right-hand corner of the window.
If the device needs to be tested if it can place a phone call, use this option and enter the phone number in the text box, then click “Save”.
As with the Functional-Test Planner utility, these can all be customized with unique names and question contents; for each Manual Instruction Test, simply fill in the Test Name, Test Instruction, and Test Question, then click “Save”.
Newly-created/saved profiles appear automatically in Lean One-Touch without having to download and save the profile to the local workstation. However, there is still the option to download the profile directly to the local workstation as a ZIP file, which can then be transferred to other workstations.