‘Mobile App’ is the new buzzword. Then how can one stick to the traditional Test Plan template? The purpose of the Mobile App Test Plan is to define how the testing effort for the App release is planned, executed, and controlled. It is critical to have a rigorous Mobile App Test Plan before the App is deployed. The idea is simple, focus on the value it offers – boil Test planning down to only the essentials and cut all fat and fluff. Test Plan shouldn’t be like any other dead document (resulting in wasted effort) – written, reviewed, referred to a few times and then cast aside as the project moves ahead. A comprehensive Plan gives customers the confidence that an efficient Test process is adopted to ensure optimum App Quality! Let’s have a look…
Convergence of Social Media, Mobile, Analytics, & Cloud [SMAC] is one of the hottest trends these days. It is a major business agenda forcing organizations to rethink their strategies and increase technology investments in this direction. Combining Mobile and Analytics, let’s see how Mobile Analytics can help strategize our testing approach!
Recognize that the data is important, but understand what it means. While raw data is important, it’s the organization and utilization of the data – the analytics – that really drives the push for mobile app companies to continuously strive for application optimization. A lean comprehensive overview of all of the aspects of your app in a quick and efficient manner helps you strategize the Testing solution.
The mobile application ecosystem is very dynamic. OEMs are launching new devices and new customization, and new OS versions are delivered every now and then. This is the constant challenge that most enterprises face. As the new versions of devices and operating systems create capabilities to expand your application, it’s imperative to test your app quickly over an ever expanding variety of devices so your newer versions are as spotless as ever. To achieve this, innovative techniques like Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications are required to be implemented to ensure optimal performance and user experience regardless of the type of his handset, operating system, geographical location and network service provider. Cloud based Testing for Mobile applications offers Web-based access to a large pool of real handsets and devices connected to live networks spread globally, providing enterprises with end-to-end control for manual and automated testing practices.
The shift to mobile application development is impacting companies of all shapes and sizes, making it one of the most competitive ventures. From social media to shopping, navigation, and so much more, digital users spend hours utilizing the millions of apps available literally at their fingertips. With so much choice, users aren’t likely to give any app a second chance, and many people don’t. In fact, almost 35% of mobile app engagements last less than a minute, suggesting users don’t take long to make judgments.
We all know about successful Mobile Apps like WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Flipboard, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Ever thought what keeps other apps like Viber, WeChat, etc. on the similar theme suffer disapproval and losses? While competition in the mobile application development market is high, failure isn’t always a result of bad luck. In most cases, there are other contributing factors. So, why do most apps fail?
Considering the wide variety of mobile devices from apple to Samsung to android and to Symbian and so on, it is very hard for the testing team to arrange all sorts of mobile devices while working under considerable amount of budget and timeline related constraints. Solution – Mobile emulators are powerful tools for developing mobile applications and are widely used for both manual and automated mobile application testing. But can they deliver 100% coverage? Are these reliable? Can we neglect Real-device Testing? Are there any limitations to Emulators? When to use Real devices for Testing?
“You cannot test iOS Apps without an iPhone or a MacBook” – are you one among the many who think so? Everything about Apple being proprietary, many of us tend to think so. But let me tell you – It’s partially true – You cannot skip the real-device testing altogether, but before reaching there you can surely perform a thorough App test using iPhone Emulator / Simulator (for Windows). Yeah! You read it right.
Hope you have heard the famous advertising title – “There’s an app for that”. Quite literally, there are Mobile Apps available for everything. But before being available to end-users, Mobile Testing is an important phase of a mobile app’s development stage. As the war between Google and Apple rages on, there is a battle in the testing world that mirrors the epic giants. Android & iOS Mobile App Testing is often quite different. A Tester must be able to test on both OSes and in order to do that it must, first of all, know only the differences which have an impact to his/her testing process. The purpose of this post is exactly that: to focus on differences between iOS and Android that a tester must know.
Selecting the right Emulator is necessary, impacting the performance. To make it easier, we have compiled a list of nine (9) Best Android Emulator for PC.
One of the principle challenges for Mobile Apps development has been distribution of the application. Traditional computer applications have relied on clunky installers called wizards to sort out and set up the components of a program, but this paradigm does not work well across multiple mobile platforms.
Welcome to the Mobile App Testing Interview Questions & Answers – 1. There is a growing requirement for people who test Mobile Apps. With an increasing focus on Apps designed for iOS devices, Android and Windows Mobile devices, App testing professionals are in great demand. If you are looking for a temporary or permanent job in the field of Mobile App testing, you will need to prepare for your interview just like any other professional would need to – one should know plenty of things and be closely familiar with certain technical terms and trends.
Some say ‘Testing’ is not a skill set, I say Yes. It’s a ‘Mindset’! We have quite to learn from Virat Kohli, what makes up a solid Mobile App Tester?
It’s no secret that mobile apps are well on their way to capturing the lion’s share of consumer’s attention. Organizations of all sizes are compelled by either consumer demand or competitive pressures to aggressively build their own consumer facing mobile apps. Mobile app development projects place a premium on time to market and often this places even greater pressure on application security testing.
It is not budget or time effective to gather & maintain all the latest devices. That’s why we choose to use Simulator and Emulator in Mobile Testing.
QA analysts are often confronted with the same question for Mobile application Testing – Go for Manual testing or to try out new automated techniques?