When it comes to mobile technology, it is transforming the lives of the people who use their smartphones. Even though the demand for consumer apps and enterprise apps are changing way to fast, it allows businesses to drive more productivity. From publishers, retailers, financial service providers, healthcare services, all have been using mobile application to provide better services to the consumers and also increase the efficiency of the staff and their interactions.
App, App Everywhere, Not An Easy Way to Test!!!
Since the demand of mobile apps is increasing by leaps and bounds, most of the decision makers are focusing on making mobile strategies along with roadmaps before they begin the implementation of the apps for the users. They also require best testing of their apps which is tough to do so. It is quite important to create an app with all types of features and functionalities that are required by most of the customer. It becomes quite critical to have thorough and rigorous mobile testing plan before any mobile app is released.
Cruising through the Mine Field of Bugs and Errors!!!
Like any application, mobile application testing remains to be quite crucial as the clientele are investing millions in a product and a product with lots of bugs and issues can be quite problematic and may lead the customers to get away from them. More than the monetary losses, the legal issues associated with such untested, bugs filled apps can do irreparable damage to the brand image.
Mention below are various types of Mobile App Testing which are prepared to address and cover all the technical aspects related to mobile apps. Almost all of the android apps needs to go through the below-mentioned testing during the test phase before the product is released in the market. The usability of the apps have to be thoroughly checked and various types of tests and features of the apps need to be tested.
In order to make sure that a mobile apps’ ease of use is quite satisfactory, there are series of testing that needs to be carried out to make it happen
a. Compatibility– The testing of the apps has to be done on different types of mobile devices along with browsers and even OS versions as per the requirements.
b. Interface – It is quite important to test the menu options along with various buttons, settings and the navigation flow of any app. This makes sure that the app runs smoothly on the device with no issue related to menus and other functions.
c. Serviceability – The apps are tested on their services in both offline and online mode. There are other tests that are done with memory usage as well as auto deletion of temporary files.
d. Performance Test – The apps have to be tested for their performance on different connections such as 2G, 3G, or WIFI, along with the battery consumption and features like sharing the documents.
e. Operation and Security Testing – The apps are tested for backups along with recovery plans. The apps are also tested to check the validity of the app whether the information system protects the data of the user or not. Now, we have defined the tests that needs to be carried out, there are additional ones for the Android devices.
Now, we have defined the tests that need to be carried out, there are additional ones for the Android devices.
So what is need to be done when it comes to Android apps?
1. First, the test is started by turning on the “Developer Option” on the android device and then the “Debugging mode” is turned one.
2. Then the android app is connected to computer such as laptop or PC.
3. Then there will appear a dialogue body that with tell you whether you wish to run the android device which has been connected via USB. In that case, you have to hit OK to connect.
4. After this, tester can generate a .APK file. Along with this, many tests as mentioned above, can be done.
When it comes to testing, there are various options one can think and then start the android app testing with series of steps. Exploratory tests need to be carried out in succession to check all the aspects of the android app. The tester has to try each and every combination to break the app so that the tester can find the weak points in the app such as bugs and other issues.
Thus, an Android app is tested with these above-mentioned steps before releasing the app to the PlayStore for approval. There are various other aspects of testing that needs to be taken care of but these are the most crucial ones. The app hence should be tested thoroughly with these methods in order to find bugs and issues within the app. All this has to be carried out to make sure that the user doesn’t encounter any issue while running the particular android app.