Genymotion for Mac is an easy-to-use Android emulator that has been designed to help app developers test their products within a safe, virtual environment.
To install Genymotion for Mac, simply drag and drop the apps that are included in the archive, to your Applications directory*. The developers provide support for various different versions of the Android operating system; 2.3 to 5.0. Also, Genymotion for Mac is able to simulate the characteristics of an array of devices as well.
As soon as you have signed in, you are presented with a launch screen. From here you can click 'Add' to select and download an Android environment to emulate. There is a range of various tablets and phones available, all of which cover various builds of Android operating systems. Next up, you just need to start your VM, and viola! you’ll now be able to run an emulated Android environment, in which you can test what you need to, as if it were running on an actual device.
As you would expect, the interface is easy to navigate and it is fairly intuitive. Regarding your chosen VM, Genymotion for Mac, helpfully downloads, and then deploys automatically, all the necessary configuration files that are required for each virtual device. This means that your input is marked down to a few simple mouse actions. The app also comes with an array of extra tools that are available to assist your virtual navigation. These can typically be found on the right hand side of the main window. If you need to adjust your settings, such as battery levels and and GPS, you can do so from here.Overall, Genymotion for Mac works really well. If you have a powerful Mac then you are in for a treat, as the performance is translated into a rapid virtual Android VM experience. Ideally, the app is suited for gaming and product testing, and developers will appreciate the available plugins and tools, such as the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) etc.
*Please note: Genymotion for Mac emulations run on a VirtualBox engine, which need to be installed on your Mac before running the app.
Updated embedded adb to version 1.0.40.
Adb tunnel (used to access Genymotion Cloud devices) now warns if an old version is already running.
The version of VirtualBox bundled in the Windows installer has been updated to 5.2.14.
The latest adb (v1.0.40) was incompatible with our adb tunnel : This has been fixed.
Always suggest to update virtual devices if an update is available.
A more meaningful error message for unallowed domains when connecting to a license server has been added.
A more meaningful error message when no more Genymotion Cloud devices are available has been added.