Testing Desktop Application Installation

Learn how to write instructions for downloading and installing applications.

In addition to desktop web and mobile testing, Rainforest supports desktop application testing. This article describes two options for writing the instructions.

Instructions to Download the Desktop Application

  1. Navigate to https://example.com/download.
    Do you see the page to download the Example app?
  2. Click the Download button. Wait for the app to download.
    Did the application file download?
  3. Click the downloaded file and complete the installation. Open the Example app.
    Did the application open?

Instructions for a Direct Download Link to an Application File

Create a direct download link to the desktop application file.

  1. Navigate to https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1b2c3d4ef5gh6/example.docx?dl=1
    Did a file download begin?
  2. Click the downloaded file and complete the installation. Open the downloaded app.
    Did the application open?

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