When recording—and replaying—mobile scenarios, NeoLoad can simulate different mobile clients (mobile phones, tablets, and other handhelds) through a variety of pre-configured mobile browsers:
To record a mobile application, simulating a mobile browser with a specific user-agent makes it possible for NeoLoad to get mobile content from the server, as described in Record a web application in proxy mode.
Emulating mobile devices is very useful when replaying the record of a mobile application:
With other user-agents, a NeoLoad test can be launched from a variety of simulated mobile devices.
A test can be launched with the appropriate number of parallel connections and generate realistic response times. The number of parallel connections that a browser creates has a significant impact on the performance of the server. A further complication is that the number of parallel connections differs from one browser to another. NeoLoad automatically uses the appropriate number of parallel connections according to the selected browser (regular or mobile) or can use customized settings to handle any device.
Mobile browsers with cookies disabled by the user can be simulated to have the server use the URL rewriting facility to keep the session alive. This may be useful to test the URL rewriting mode of the server.
The mobile devices for the tests are configured in the NeoLoad Design section in the Populations tab.