Performance testing is a vital aspect of software development, and frame rate (FPS) is a key factor when it comes to the smooth operation of applications, especially games. PerfDog, a robust performance testing tool, offers advanced FPS functions that allow for precise testing. However, to utilize these functions effectively, it's important to understand the relationship between the Android window and FPS.
Many users often ask questions such as:
- “What frame rate does PerfDog test?”
- “How can I test the frame rate of mini-games, mini-programs, traditional apps, web apps, and games?"
To answer these questions, it's crucial to comprehend what an Android window is. From a broad perspective, an Android main window consists of an Activity and its corresponding View. There's also a special View known as SurfaceView that uses a dedicated Surface and doesn't share the Surface with the main window. This independent rendering is highly efficient and supports OpenGL ES rendering.
Consequently, two types of window FPS may occur: the frame rate of the Activity window and the frame rate of the SurfaceView window.
Both types of windows may occur in apps such as games, live broadcasting, video streaming, and mini-games. In specific cases, multiple Activities and multiple SurfaceViews may occur, making frame rate statistics challenging.
Therefore, a strategy is needed to acquire the frame rate.
PerfDog adopts a specific strategy for acquiring the frame rate:
- For apps such as games, live broadcasting, video streaming, and mini-games, PerfDog acquires the FPS of the SurfaceView by default.
- For other traditional or web apps, PerfDog acquires the frame rate of the Activity.
PerfDog's advanced functions allow users to select the frame rate of the window type themselves. This is particularly useful for apps like mini-programs and mini-games, enabling more precise testing of the target window's frame rate. For apps such as mini-games, live broadcasting, video streaming, and games, it's recommended to select the SurfaceView.
In conclusion, understanding the relationship between the Android window and FPS is crucial for effective performance testing. Leveraging PerfDog's advanced FPS functions allows for precise and accurate testing, enabling you to optimize your applications for smooth performance. Start using PerfDog today and take your performance testing to the next level!