5 Tips for Successful Mobile App Testing
Some simple steps to keep in mind when beginning mobile app testing.
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Mobile app testing is a tiring job; especially testing the ones that are already being used by consumers can prove to be tricky. There are a lot of hurdles that make a mobile app testing a tough job for an app developer. Your app might be working in various mobile operation systems, the configuration of the device in which your app is installed in, also differs. The usage styles will also vary. So, if you are going for mobile app testing, you must be aware of all these aspects. In this article, we provide you with valuable suggestions that will ease your mobile app testing process considerably simple.
1) Testing Is Not a Piece Of Cake
Various tools related to different frameworks and mobile programming methodologies claim that testing is an integral portion of the app configuration which will put you into a misconception that testing is an automated process. This is not really the case as the app needs testing manually. It is very time consuming and can also prove to be costly. However, an app developer should compare the costs against the loss the app without testing might bring upon you.
2) Approach Early
A lot of app developers suggest that you quickly infuse an app friendly approach for its development. This will not only result in quick development of your app, but also solves many problems faced by the app users. If your app designers and developers are in good sync, quick changes could be made that will also boost the reputation of your app's response to the glitches.
3) Planning is Essential
You might find it comforting to presume that your testing team and beta testers will notice most of the bugs and fix them accordingly, when let into their own hands. However, this might not be the case always. You need to plan in prior about the requirements your app demands to function effortlessly. Once you do this, you will know on what platforms your app will perform without glitches. Later on, you could work on these requirements to optimize it in order to make it work without issues on most of the devices and operating systems. This will save you time of repeated testing and fixing.
4) Cross Platform Failures
This is one of the most agitating troubles faced in app development. The cross platform development of apps does not always generate codes on various operating systems. Even the simplest of the apps developed on these platforms might show glitches on androids and iOS once installed.
5) Collective Approach to the Problem
Most of the requirements for tests might manifest in either the design background or the development background. Your programmers might be biased towards their job in the problem. You need to make sure that all your team members from all the technical aspects come together to know what defects you would tackle and also discuss upon ideas that can solve the problem quickly.
Besides creating a great app, it is also important that an app developer concentrates on app testing and fixing bugs. These tips would definitely come handy when you're in need. Ensure you know all about it!
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