Firebase Test Lab
There are many device lab providers. Below we're showing how to run Patrol tests on Firebase Test Lab, because it's popular in the Flutter community, but the instructions should be similar for other device farms, such as AWS Device Farm.
Before you proceed with the steps listed below, make sure that you've completed the native setup guide.
To run the integration tests on Android, you need 2 apps: the app itself (often called the "app under test") and the test intrumentation app.
To build these apps, run:
patrol build android --target integration_test/example_test.dart
Once you have built the apks, use the gcloud tool to run them on Firebase Test Lab:
gcloud firebase test android run \
--type instrumentation \
--app build/app/outputs/apk/debug/app-debug.apk \
--test build/app/outputs/apk/androidTest/debug/app-debug-androidTest.apk \
--timeout 1m \
It's convenient to create a shell script to avoid typing that long command every time. You might want to take a look at Patrol example app's run_android_testlab script.
On Android, all permissions are granted by default. This behavior can be changed using the alpha version of the gcloud tool.
To run the integration tests on iOS, you need 2 apps: the app itself (often called the "app under test") and the test intrumentation app.
First, build your Flutter app, choosing the integration test file as target:
patrol build ios --target integration_test/example_test.dart
patrol build ios outputs paths to the built app binaries, for example:
$ patrol build ios -t integration_test/example_test.dart --release
• Building app with entrypoint example_test.dart for iOS device (release)...
✓ Completed building app with entrypoint example_test.dart for iOS device (31.5s)
build/ios_integ/Build/Products/Release-iphoneos/Runner.app (app under test)
build/ios_integ/Build/Products/Release-iphoneos/RunnerUITests-Runner.app (test instrumentation app)
build/ios_integ/Build/Products/Runner_iphoneos16.2-arm64.xctestrun (xctestrun file)
Firebase Test Lab requires these files to be packaged together in a zip archive. To create the archive:
zip -r ios_tests.zip Release-iphoneos Runner_iphoneos16.2-arm64.xctestrun
Finally, upload the
ios_tests.zip to Firebase Test Lab for execution:
gcloud firebase test ios run \
--test build/ios_integ/Build/Products/ios_tests.zip \
.xctestrun file has different iOS version in its name than the
device you're running on, simply rename the
.xctestrun so that the version
It's convenient to create a shell script to avoid typing that long command every time. You might want to take a look at Patrol example app's run_ios_testlab script.