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All of us have grown accustomed and hooked to these devices which makes their application development a rather intense process. The growing mobile sales pressure has resulted in the growing mobile applications day after day. There is an application for every task we want to achieve through mobile devices. Overtime, mobile devices and user preferences have changed a lot. Let us look at some challenges of mobile app testing.
A mobile operating system is an operating system that helps to run other application software on mobile devices. It helps the applications run on the device and each of the operating systems is different in their own terms and working. For example, Android operating system is different than the iOS operating system. The user could be using your app on any OS. If your application is a web-based mobile app, you also need to take care of the browser versions on top of the operating system. This becomes a big challenge for QA testers and people related to testing.
If the app tends to malfunction and crashes often, it is likely considered to be a failure. Mobile app testing is the way to go if you want to avoid that to happen. It ensures that the app performs as smooth as the user expects it to. The app needs to perform just as good under any condition: be it network change, heavy work load, and whatnot. Nobody wants a faulty app, no. All the more reason to get the app tested.
Touch screen displays data and retrieves data faster and easier. Most user interaction takes place via touch screen. Testing of touch screen tends to be more complicated and stable.
Mobile applications in different contexts along with different data can often create a new challenge in the entire process of testing. Some usage patterns environment constantly keep changing which can create a great impact on context.
A problem with the mobile network is data communication. Transferring data between the server and the mobile device with a slower network becomes a challenge when an application is struggling with 3G itself. This trade-off should be balanced.
Strict timelines can prevent fulfilling of proper design, development, and overall testing of mobile apps accordingly. Certain stages of mobile app development are closely related. It should be properly tested. For effective testing and later release, there is a need for framing ample timelines otherwise it becomes a complete failure.
If there is a data breach or data leak, rest assured the users are not coming back and the app is likely to be doomed. In cases of finance apps, security of the app is way too important.
The user requirements are influenced by the latest trends or a bad user design. Whatever the reason may be, user requirements are ever-changing and this becomes a challenge in mobile app testing. It becomes challenging as the testers need to be continuously involved in the application development.
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