Subliminal is an open-source framework for writing iOS integration tests. Subliminal provides a familiar OCUnit/XCTest-like interface on top of Apple’s UIAutomation framework, with tests written entirely in Objective-C. Subliminal also provides a powerful mechanism for your tests to manipulate your application directly.

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Automated tests are very useful to test your app “while you sleep”. It enables you to quickly track regressions and performance issues, and also develop new features without worrying to break your app.

Since iOS 4.0, Apple has released a framework called UIAutomation, which can be used to perform automated tests on real devices and on the iPhone Simulator. The documentation on UIAutomation is quite small and there is not a lot of resources on the web. This tutorial will show you how to integrate UIAutomation in your workflow.

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