26 Oct Testing of Mobile Apps
Testing of Mobile Apps
With the proliferation of mobile apps in the market, there is no doubt that the mobile app industry has become an integral part in the socio-economic dynamics of people at present. Come to think of it, mobile apps have eased up the inconveniences and mundaneness of various tasks that a person has to perform everyday. From paying bills to ordering food, downloading information from websites to booking an airline ticket, everything has become a matter of a tap of one’s smartphone or tablet.
Our technology-dependent world has pushed the envelopes for businesses to create mobile applications that are simply outstanding and mind-blowing in a sense that even the simplest daily routine would now have a corresponding digital act to make it easy to perform in the most cost and time-efficient way. In turn, this need has also challenged app developers to not only build apps for business that meet specific user expectations but also to conduct rigorous mobile testing.
For business owners who may not have in-depth knowledge of mobile app testing, we, at getYOteam, would like to provide you the following pointers to give you a clear understanding of the nature of this technological requirement.
Types of Mobile Testing on Mobile Devices
When it comes to mobile devices, there are two kinds of testing that take place depending on what is vital at the point of conducting the testing.
- Hardware Testing
This testing involves various components of a mobile device such as screen sizes, internal processors, resolution, memory, Bluetooth, radio, camera, WiFi and a lot more. This type of testing is known as “Mobile Testing.”
- Software or Application Testing
Simply known as “Mobile Application Testing,” this type of testing looks into the functionality and performance of an application on a mobile device. With this type of testing, there are three types of applications that would be looked into.
- Native Apps
These are applications that are created solely for mobile phones and tablets.
- Mobile Web Apps
These are basically server-side apps that are used to gain access to websites on mobile devices. This involves the use of browsers such as Firefox or Google Chrome and the connection to mobile or wireless network.
- Hybrid Apps
These apps, as the term suggest, are a combination of native and web apps.
Significance of Mobile Application Testing
Mobile app testing is vital to the performance of a mobile app as this would allow developers to identify coding errors that may affect its functionality. As a matter of fact, the following are part of the considerations for mobile application testing:
- Various Range of Mobile Devices
This includes the different screen sizes as well as hardware configurations such as virtual keypad (touch screen), track ball and others.
- Variety of Mobile Devices in the Market
The brands also would dictate mobile app testing as each brand, such as Apple, Samsung and Nokia, might have different requirements when it comes to running an app on different software programs.
- Different Mobile Operating Systems
Android, Windows, iOS and Blackberry are just few of the many types of operating systems that have different quirks when run on mobile devices.
- Numerous Mobile Network Operators
This would even have an effect on mobile testing. GSC and CDMA function in different ways for mobile phones users.
Types of Mobile Testing Based on Technical Considerations
- Usability Testing
This focuses on the user experience of customers and easy usability of the mobile app.
- Compatibility Testing
This one takes into consideration the requirements that are set for applications to run on mobile devices based on screen sizes, browsers and OS versions.
- Interface Testing
This looks into how easy it is to navigate the mobile app through menu options, settings, bookmarks, history and what not.
- Services Testing
This type sees to it that the application could run online and offline.
- Performance Testing
This one involves operations such as using the application when switching from 3G to Wifi, document sharing, battery consumption and other operations offered by the mobile device.
- Installation Testing
This is to check the validation of the application when the user plans to install or uninstall it on a device.
- Security Testing
This is to test an application in order to validate if the information system has the capacity to protect data or not at all.
With those information on the nature of testing of mobile apps, you would have a better understanding on what would be your role and how you would carry out that role in order to make your collaboration with your app developer smooth and easy. It pays off to know the dynamics of mobile app development.
Our getYOteam personnel would be there with you every step of the way in every aspect of testing your mobile application for your business. We don’t leave you clueless as it is important for us to provide you utmost satisfaction of our services. The success of your mobile app is also ours. Don’t hesitate to partner with us for your dream mobile app project.
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