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Mobile Application Testing: Best Practices

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

The success of every mobile app depends on its consistent performance. The developers from the mobile app development company undertake app testing measures. Read this article to know more.  

The rising demand for smartphones has given the world a progressive outlook. While a major part of the population spends their time using mobile applications for entertainment and work purposes, the developers are paying special attention to the designing guidelines and testing methods. Their aim is to design steady apps which deliver consistent performance. While the chances of errors and bugs are always there, the team of the mobile app development company will ensure to provide real-time support and maintenance whenever needed.  

To become successful in the industry, besides knowing how to design attractive apps for users, the team of developers should also undertake strong testing measures to check the functionality of the app. While errors are part and parcel of every technical process, one should work effortlessly to bring down such probabilities so that the app works smoothly without any hassle. 

Executing good testing methods is a crucial task which guarantees a positive experience for users. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to take care of this aspect as well. Some of the best testing and trail measures which have proven useful for mobile app developers are as follows - 

 

Checking productivity with test automation

These two are pivotal in deciding whether an app has been launched successfully in the market for its users. It is also speed combined with a robustness that defines the functional aspect of any app. The process of automated testing covers a lot of areas- from detecting bugs/errors to technical coverage, thus reducing the unexpected cost of failure. It is time saving from having to go through a repeated process of verification. It also leverages resource productivity in an improved manner. Hence when one implements the method of test automation, they gain from these unlimited benefits, so as to migrate the development procedure to reach a high level of efficiency. This is also better than manual testing since it guarantees complete, bulletproof behaviour with the right tools which is not possible in the former.     

 

Splitting into smaller units

App testing done right from the beginning saves a lot of human effort and time. It also offers better coverage besides speeding up the app test process. This procedure has a direct relation to the success of the application. It goes a long way, working as the right formula for the app to hit as a winner in the market. Conducting testing methods before execution always provides greater visibility to the developers, so that one understands the errors and problems better. Moreover, this has other benefits as well- 

  • One can modify them, manage them and read into the apps easily 
  • One can identify the target areas better 
  • Offers great reusability  
  • Easy to extend arsenal cases 

 

Emulators Vs Devices

As the mobile market continues to evolve rapidly, it becomes more important for developers to take care of frustrating user experiences.

Checking the usability along with what the audience experiences are necessary.  

  • All types of stimuli or interaction of users cannot be tested on emulators   
  • Consumption of battery, interrupting functioning, charger defaults - all these issues can be checked on emulators.  
  • Checking the overall performance is also important, through actual devices which allows performance testing. For example, when one uploads APK from Android SDK to the method of Bitbar Testing using the plugin of run-in-cloud, the results are noticed in a single minute.  

 

The hardware must be checked for functional errors from time to time. This consists of the chipset, the display, the sensors, the memory. Apart from all this checking the operating platform for bugs plays a critical factor in maintaining the reputation of the smartphone device application.  

Testing of mobile applications from time to time is a task for the developers which cannot be avoided. It also matters a lot in getting the right and positive kind of feedback from customers, only by lowering the chances of a bad app experience for the audiences.  

 

Rob Stephen  is a highly skilled developer associated with GetAProgrammer. It is a reputed mobile app development company, pulling huge strides in business every day. Here the author has written about the different testing measures which should be undertaken by the mobile app developers from time to time to ensure a good app experience.


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