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Introducing Visual Match: Sofy’s Game-Changing New Feature

Discover Visual Match, Sofy’s new feature designed to allow testers to fine-tune click targets in their mobile app’s automated test steps.

We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to Sofy’s suite of automated testing tools: Visual Match. Designed to enhance and simplify your testing process, Visual Match introduces an intuitive, user-friendly way to fine-tune click targets in automated test steps. This innovative feature is set to revolutionize the way you handle complex UI elements during test automation without the need for advanced coding knowledge. 

Overcoming Traditional Testing Challenges

Accurately identifying UI elements for interaction can often be challenging in automated testing. Particularly in scenarios where XML paths are difficult to detect — such as elements hidden under popups or during rapid screen transitions. This is where Visual Match steps in to bridge the gap. 

Visual Match Key Features

  • Custom Bounding Box: Draw a new bounding box around the UI element you want to interact with during test playback. This will bypass the common hurdles faced with complex XML paths. 
  • Ideal for WebView Components: An invaluable tool when working with WebView components, Visual Match ensures precise element selection without any hassle. 
  • Adaptability to UI Changes: When significant UI changes occur, such as moving a component, you can use Visual Match to adjust without the need for creating new tests. For instance, if an arrow component in your app is relocated, you can identify the new position effortlessly. 

Enhancing Your Testing Workflow

Visual Match is not just a feature; it’s a solution to some of the most persistent challenges in automated testing. It’s particularly useful in situations where traditional element identification methods might struggle. Here’s how you can use Visual Match to transform your testing experience: 

  • Ease of Use: The intuitive interface means you can easily select and modify click targets, making your tests more accurate and less time-consuming to set up. 
  • Increased Test Reliability: By allowing manual overrides, you can increase the reliability of your automated tests, ensuring they run smoothly despite UI changes or complex element structures. 
  • Efficiency in Test Maintenance: You can significantly reduce the time and effort required to update tests following UI modifications. It eliminates the need to delve into the complexities of XPath alterations for every small UI adjustment. 
  • Enhanced Flexibility: With the ability to manually draw bounding boxes around elements, you’ll have greater control and flexibility in your testing process. 

Getting Started with Visual Match

Visual Match is now available in the Sofy automated testing platform. Existing users can dive right into this feature while editing a test step, while newcomers are encouraged to explore the transformative potential of Visual Match in their automated testing strategies. 

To learn more about using Visual Match, visit Adding a Visual Match to a Test Step in the Sofy Help Center. 


With the introduction of Visual Match, Sofy reaffirms its commitment to providing innovative, user-centric solutions in the automated testing arena. This feature is set to become an essential tool in the toolkit of mobile app developers and QA testers, simplifying their workflow and elevating the quality of their automated tests. Get a demo of Sofy’s new feature and embrace the future of testing.