Mobile site testing using HTTP / HTML Protocol?
Due to budget constraints, my management is pushing us to try to use HTTP / HTML protocols for emulating mobile traffic (iPad / iPhone) on our mobile sites (m.*.com).
We definitely won't be able to get the "customer experience" (i.e. - page element load times ala TruClient), and will need to use a Safari-type browser header in our LoadRunner calls, what else am I missing that we need to account for in deciding to NOT use the Mobile protocols for LR?
the simplest thing you can do is record and script in the mobile protocol (if this works for you) and copy the script into regular html to run
why are you thinking of changing the headers?
not overly convinced re the accuracy of truclient load times for this due to the massive variations in devices
the one thing you will miss is the ability to constrict the network asymetrically - so that it looks more like a mobile network where upload and download speeds are different
however, whilst I've read a few articles/papers etc on why this is imperative in mobile back end performance testing, none of them have really convinced me - other than that they serve a purpose - to sell shiny new bits of software