Mobile application industry has become a very popular and a breakneck growing business in the past couple of years. The number of mobile apps downloaded in the year 2020 was more than 142 billion. The mobile application industry has been booming with full prominence. The amount of time spent on mobile application increased significantly in Covid-19 due to remote work and recreational activities performed with the help of mobile phones; the demand for new and better mobile application is ever increasing! 407 billion dollars, that’s what the mobile application industry is projected to be worth of till 2026. So, providing a best-in-class quality mobile application experience to the target users in very critical. Therefore, it has become very crucial to test mobile application to sustain and strive in this ever-growing business industry.
Here we explain, how to test a mobile application and the steps for mobile application testing.
A high-end and exquisite mobile application experience for target users is critical is today’s competitive market. If you fail at providing, the customers will better opt for another mobile applications promising much better experience than yours.
Examining the functionality, usability, consistency for errors and performance of the mobile application, is the purpose of mobile application testing.
It is also a kind of A/B testing. Which requires beta users/testers to use and provide feedback on apps or new features added to an existing mobile application. The feedback from the beta testers can either be positive or negative. Necessary changes are made in accordance with the feedback received. And if need be, even eliminate some features from the mobile application. Moreover, all this is done before the new update or mobile application is made available to everyone else to use. As a result, this ensures that only the high quality mobile application experience is guaranteed and delivered to target users
Before beginning the mobile application testing, you will have to decide what you want to cover during the test for your application across mobiles phones and OSes. Test coverage can cover many aspects. Strategic test coverages have wide range of parameters consisting of the appropriate mixture of devices and OS variations to cover all requirements of your app testing.
Basic testing coverage should consist of:
– Device varieties
-Multiple testing options
-Different test durations -Focus on general execution window
Another selection for testing mobile application is whether you use actual mobile phone or tablets for testing, or you utilize simulators and emulators for it.
Although simulator and emulator have proved great for speeding up the test for mobile application, when used alone without real device; can run the risk of escaped defects. This is of course because the actual devices have higher accuracy and precision for detecting errors and defects in the mobile application.
Hence, actual device testing is a must!
After you decide the above-mentioned criteria, you have to decide if you want the test to be manual or automated. Here test cases or test scripts are required to be written.
Manual vs. Automated: Recently companies have been opting for both manual and automated testing to optimize and not neglect even a small error during the mobile app testing. Automates testing eliminates repetitive operations required to perform during manual testing. Although the drawback being the tester continuously writing and updating the test script accordingly; otherwise, many small errors can be missed. That’s why most companies opt for both the tests to be conducted on their mobile application.
Writing Test Scripts: According to your test method, you first need to write the test scripts manually then convert them into automation scripts later.
By contacting a QA and testing partner, you can be free from this hectic work.
Execution of those testing scripts based on your test coverage is next step. DevOps team conducting the tests generally use the continuous integration (CI) or continuous delivery (CD) procedure while testing the mobile application.
Completion of execution of the test scripts enables us to trace and resolve any application errors detected. A good QA team considers this as top priority.
-Low: App is functional and has no huge impact on app UI.
-Medium: Unsuccessful at achieving the app’s intentional working functionality.
-High: Application’s critical functionality has stopped working. All the other features of the application are still working.
-Blocker: Mobile application testing has resulted in the blockage of the app and the user won’t have anything to work upon.
Lastly, never ignore to review the testing’s entire procedure after every test duration. You ought to create a testing brief or test report and documentation of every detail like: devices and OS versions tested, small and big errors detected and amount of passes and failure of test scripts; as well.
Now having explained how to test mobile applications. You grasp the importance of it as well.
Although it is a very time-consuming and a hectic job to do, there are always QA and testing companies ready to aid you with your endeavors.
We at QualySec, the best QA and penetration testing firm in India; provide everything according to your requirement for testing and analysis of your application as well as software. We aim to provide the world with an affordable and best-in-class QA and security testing.
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