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There are millions of people dependent upon their mobile phones for day to day work. Hence, the mobile application industry is growing rapidly. But developing an app which is fully secure and functioning is not that easy. Development companies are spending huge amount of time and money after QA and security testing of mobile applications. Therefore, for user satisfaction; mobile app testing is very critical. However, mobile app testing faces many issues presently. Here, we address mobile app testing- 7 challenges 2021.
Keep in mind, we intend to brief about most common industry faced issues in this blog.
Let us begin!
Testers has different app tests to conduct. But choosing the right device for testing is very complex. Fragmentation is one of the top challenges for automated mobile app testing. Apart from wide range of devices, there is countless range of permutations possible as well. There has been an advent of both Android as well as iOS devices that are increasing gradually.
It is difficult to predict if or not the mobile app will run flawlessly on any device. The typical crash rate for mobile applications is 2% to 3%. The crashes depend upon type of the mobile app, usages, maturity, and vulnerabilities and etc. The issue usually occurs because of difference in the device hardware, OS (Operating System), optimization and resolution and many more.
In a mobile device, touch screen is the main information and command input method. However, each and every mobile device has different touch screen specifications. Touch screens may have different build, size, resolution, OLED or LCD, and etc. Due to these varying specifications of mobile phone touch screen, mobile app testing for each and every screen type is very complex.
Optimizing the mobile apps for many screen types is one solution. However, optimizing the mobile app for different touch screens is a very critical yet difficult process.
Therefore, different touch screens are a challenge to mobile app testing.
User interaction is a very important aspect of mobile app testing. A survey said more than 50% of the users desire their apps to start or respond under 2 seconds. And if any delay is present, they would just switch to other mobile apps. Moreover, delay in response and boot of mobile app hinders the performance of it. Eventually, this hinders the user interaction.
Human attentions span keeps decreasing year by year. Therefore, creating a speedy yet fully functional mobile app is major for survival.
The changes in the trends for desires in a mobile app are frequent and noticeable. For testers it is an issue. Users expectations keep changing, which means new regular updates. And regular updates mean more frequent testing for new features and security.
The new found vulnerabilities require new development of solutions for bugs, glitches, security loopholes and etc. Therefore, more and more innovative challenges occur in usability and security testing of a mobile app.
Other than OS and usability, most mobile apps have their target market pre-determined. Mobile apps can be global, national, state specific, and sometime even locality specific. Although testing your mobile app for local as well as global markets and varying demographics by in-house team is quite difficult.
Therefore, outsourcing these mobile tests is imperative. Even, in outsourcing, finding and developing a fulfilling bond between your brand and testing partner is another complexity.
The Indian mobile app market is of billions of dollars, including App Store and Play Store. The marketing of the app keeps getting cutthroat by each passing year. And more than thousand’s of apps go live on app stores and play stores everyday.
Due to this, there is a big demand for getting testing completed within shortest time possible. Hence, more time can be spent on marketing a fully developed product. Although this becomes a nuisance for testing mobile apps, because delivering in the shortest time sometimes affect the detection of vulnerabilities within the mobile app.
There are numerous testing tools available in the market for mobile app testing. Although not every tool can be the best in terms of detection for issues and threats. Tools like Kobiton, TestProject and etc. have different impact in detection of vulnerabilities and functionality of the mobile app.
Therefore, selection and using the best tools for testing plays a key role to creation of perfectly usable, secure and functional mobile app.
So, now that you understand the mobile app testing- 7 challenges 2021. We hope you will try to overcome these challenges while your next or current testing projects.
Although we genuinely suggest to partner with a testing service provider. Select a testing partner who have already overcome the mobile app testing- 7 challenges 2021.
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