Monday, 29 September 2014

Do you have your Mobile App Testing Strategy defined?

Are you spending too much time and money on mobile testing by trying to cover too many devices or is your testing coverage inadequate? Do you leverage mix of manual testing on real devices and automation testing? Define your mobile testing strategy!

We are all going mobile nowadays. If it isn't mobile, it's not OK! But is everything we do on mobile OK? The increasing adoption of mobile, tablets and other mobile devices has fuelled the growth of mobile applications in last few years. Mobile devices have become the prime medium of collaboration for businesses globally, and mobile applications are driving these interactions.

As per current statistics, 60% of all mobile apps are uninstall if they taking load time more than 3 seconds and 90% off all apps in general are eventually deleted. In most of the cases it's the lack of a mobile app testing strategy that's one of the main reasons for these errors. Because of the fact that mobile app development needs to go tremendously fast, we tend to forget this step in the testing process and that is where it goes wrong.

By utilizing the common risk-based testing standards in a mobile context you can set up a test strategy that is adapted to the mobile world. First of all, the specific attention points of your mobile project needs to be defined. Based on these consideration points set up your risk matrix, with an exclusive example. And as a last step in the procedure, this presentation will show you what your test strategy will look like based on the earlier activities. It will focus amongst others on security, compatibility risks, specific functional tests and many other threats that need to be considered in the mobile world we live in.
Challenges in Mobile App Testing
  • How much battery life does the application use? What good is a mobile device that has to be supplied with electricity just to power the application.
  • How does the app functions with limited or no network connectivity? Minimally the app should not crash; ideally the user should not even notice a difference.
  • How fast is the application installed? With slower processors and networks, users still expect desktop speeds out of their mobile devices.
  • How quickly can users navigate the application? With limited responsiveness spans, mobile devices need to be highly intuitive.
  • How much data will the application need? Users without unlimited data plans or devices without large internal storage be able to use the application.
  • Is your App compatible to all devices? Whether your app is compatible with each potential device configuration. Because Android runs on a wide range of device configurations, some features are not available on all devices.
  •  Does your app support multiple OS? Whether your app compatible with multiple mobile operating system such as Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows and many more.
  • How much secure user’s data is? Specifically, mobile app security is paramount for any enterprise today.
  • How Interactive UI; your App has? Build an effective & attractive UI for your app.
  • Mobile App Testing Strategy

Numerous elements of current mobile application testing strategy are considered in this section. Recommendations in this section are based on Software Assurance, LLC’s extensive experience in testing mobile apps.
·         Selecting Target Devices
·         Simulators v/s Physical Devices
·         Device Model Selection
·         Connectivity Options
·         Manual vs. Automated Testing

1 comment:

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