Mobile app testing is a process in which a mobile application is tested against its usability, stability, its functionality and whether it runs correctly or not. • Software validation testing, performance testing and test automation are important phases of mobile app testing.
Types of Mobile Application Testing: • Functional Testing: Here the mobile app software is tested for its full functionality and its integration with the mobile device, operating system and the main requirements of developing. • Usability Testing: Usability test is done in order to ensure that if the developed software application is meeting its main aspect of developing and giving a good customer experience. • Performance Testing: Performance testing is done to check out the upcoming problems of the software in certain situations like low memory, low battery, low signal, graphical interface and power utilization.
Security Testing: Security testing of a mobile application is done in order to assure the confidentiality and full security of the developed mobile app for the user so that no one can breach and steal the user’s information without his permission. • Crash free Testing: Crash free testing enhances stability of the application and its ability to take load while working with other applications. • Peer Testing: Here the developed application is tested in real time environment in order to find any major or minor downside of the software.
Challenges Faced in Mobile App Testing: • Diversity in platform: Due to lots of available mobile devices and lots of operating systems like Android,Symbian,Ios, Blackberry, Windows Phone and Brew it has become a challenge to test a mobile application for all platforms. • Rapid changes in Technology: With the introduction of new mobile and new technology each day our technology has grown far .So older technology is becoming outdated .So the testing experts must keep their skills and knowledge updated with the new platforms and changing scenario.
By-Passing Mobile Network: The user’s available carrier network also cause a big problem in the performance of the user’s app. So it must be taken in to consideration for testing. • Availability of Tools: Since mobile testing is currently not so much old in the testing market so the availability of the tools is limited as compared to other traditional testing. Only expert mobile tester knows where they can find the new evolving testing tools. • Industry Standards: The testing of the developed mobile application should match the industry standard to become a popular application all over the world.
Recommendation • Since it is impossible to test mobile application for each and every available OS platforms and devices so It is better to test application against a platforms which has biggest market share. • Mobile app must be tested in real devices and real networks for accurate testing cases. • This is important because end users may access application from an area where the network fluctuates. An app must be tested against the change in network from 3G to 2G and WI-Fi or may be in offline condition.
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