It is always essential to give an excellent user experience to a customer in the case of operating a successful business, the trend of using a smartphone is growing every day, and Smartphone’s come with different and latest features, Although it takes a lot of creativity and hassle to design and program an application for Android OS, the work does not stop once released.
When a company launches a product or software, we should assess whether it serves the sole purpose of the end user. Marketplaces for smartphones are extremely important these days since these phones have become incredibly popular among the world’s population.
Mobile applications are concentrated on explicit functionality to proffer an upgraded user experience, to make a mobile application or a game it takes a lot of efforts and there are huge costs involved in the same, a slightest of the flaw on the part of the product can prove hazardous for its valuable health. Since developing these applications are an intricate process and involves lot of errors in coding. Testing is a technique to remove these hidden bugs in the application developed.
Challenges faced during Mobile Application Testing:
- It’s difficult to position the images on the screen of smart devices because of its varied display size.
- Runtime Environments are varied available on mobile devices like Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, Java etc brings the need for Testing
- The Processing speed and memory vary from handheld device to other which leads to variations in performance of applications.
- Inconsistent data transfers are due to numerous network bandwidths that are available, which lead to inconsistent data transfers and affects the performance of applications.
Mobile Application Testing is not an easy task as it requires testing across different devices, handsets, carriers, languages and locations, it aims at assessing the characteristic or ability of an app and provides the results as expected.
To provide an exceptionally enhanced experience to the user the mobile application should undergo different types of testing.
Types of Mobile Application Testing:
- Unit Testing
- Integration Testing
- Performance Testing
- System Testing
- Regression Testing
- GUI Testing
- Security Testing
- Compatibility Testing
- Synchronization Testing
In case of mobile application testing, involving users is a way that brings in a new approach to your application, a matter of app testing is such that the person involved in the whole process from the beginning has a single mind devoted towards developing it and this might be tough for him to apply a fresh approach to testing.
Most of the testing takes place after each and every requirement is fulfilled and the coding process is completed, Application testing can be carried out at any point of time during the development process, it is essential for the developer to test the application on varied devices that will ensure its functional brilliance.