The Journey toward Continuous Testing and Mobile CI/CD

Last updated: 8 months ago

Mobile DevOps is a practice of bringing the different disciplines involved in developing, testing, releasing, and operating apps into being functional inside organizations or by a team that works closely together. The team is able to continuously deliver their apps based on continuous feedback and iteration. There are different practices, habits and different flavors of adopted company cultures that set the behavior for an actual process and daily doing.

Mobile DevOps and CI/CD pipelines help us to deliver our apps faster than before with great quality, they help us in running our test automation scripts on different stages (every pull request and nightly build) and help us in releasing our apps automatically to our QA engineers, product managers, and our customers.

In this session, I will tell our story behind our Mobile CI/CD and why our team at Delivery Hero adopted native test frameworks for mobile testing. Since using Espresso and XCUITest is still relatively uncommon for large apps and there are various unique challenges, I will share the Delivery Hero team’s experiences, including:

  • A brief architectural overview of our mobile test framework: why it is all native (Swift and Java/Kotlin).
  • Why they choose to adopt Espresso and XCUITest
  • How we are running different test suites and scopes with Bitrise CI and cloud devices using Google Firebase Test Lab for continuous testing.

Key Takeaways

  • Details of the journey toward our Mobile CI/CD pipeline .
  • How we are adopting Mobile DevOps and the challenges that we had.
  • The advantages of using Mobile DevOps.
  • Why we believe in test automation as one team.
  • Why we are using native mobile test automation tools (Espresso and XCUITest) .
  • About the tech stack, workflows, and processes in our Mobile CI/CD .
  • How we are running different testing types (UI and Robo tests) through our Mobile CI/CD.

We developed this story over the last 2 years, and I'm sure it will be useful for everyone related to mobile development to learn from our ideas.


  • Software engineers
  • DevOps engineers
  • Team leads


UIKonf Friendly Commenter
8 months

Can you expend a little bit on what you mean by Mobile DevOps?

I'd be also super interested in your experience running a lot of XCUITest and Espresso tests. What's not working? What did you do to address the problems in each framework?

Also, is this talk about both iOS and Android? It seems like a lot to cover in 35-40 minutes without being too shallow.

Thank you for the proposal!

8 months

I updated the proposal, yes it will be for both iOS and Android

UIKonf Friendly Commenter
8 months

I would suggest hiding the company name from the proposal (at least until it’s chosen) as per UIKonf CfP’s proposal guidelines.

8 months

I updated it

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