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We all are living in an era, where things are surrounded by Mobile Applications. Previously a period was there when computer systems were much in use for various online applications, and on contrarily, nowadays, technologies are mobile-driven. Everything is just a click away because whatever is needed, available on mobile. According to one survey, approximately 200 billion apps were downloaded from the respective store across the world in the last year only. Due to this reason, business owners are more inclined towards mobile applications in order to increase their reach.

Mobile applications are developed in 3 formats, and based on the requirement respective
type of app development is chosen by the team. These various types are:

    • Native Platform: Applications developed for any specific platform (Windows, Android, iPhone, etc.) are called Native Apps.
    • Mobile Web Platform: When web pages are opened, via the browser of mobile applications, the resultant application will be called Mobile Web Application. It works well within all devices.
    • Hybrid Platform: As the name reflects, this type of application is, developed by the combination of Native and Mobile Web platforms.

With an increasing number of downloads, there is an integrated bitter truth, which is the retention rate of the applications. Only 32% of people who retain the app and this is quite serious. If your app does not have the power to engage the customer base, there is no use of it. The main reason behind it is the glitches of the app that make users uncomfortable and, hence users remove the apps instantly. By keeping this in mind, here we will elaborate on some strategies of mobile app testing and its way of doing.

What is Mobile App Testing?

Mobile App Testing is a process of ensuring the accurate working of it. Offering the best user experience with an innovative approach is the prime agenda while performing the testing of the mobile application. During Mobile App testing, the quality assurance team checks various factors such as the speed of the applications, response of clicks, performance of each and every page, and the flow of an application, etc. If the application has the power to engage the user’s mind, the launch of the app becomes successful, and it will always be achieved by absolute testing at various possible scenarios.

Worth of Mobile App Testing

    • Increases smoothness
    • Enhances performance and interactivity
    • Maintains speed and accuracy
    • Engages Users
    • Creates personalized user experience

Aspects that should be in mind during Mobile App Testing

    • Resolution and Visibility of Application
    • View of Interface at various Orientations i.e. Landscape and Portrait.
    • Performance of Application on different mobile devices
    • Response of buttons placed in the application
    • Loading time of the application

How to do Mobile App Testing?

Like every software, mobile application demands proper testing, and some fundamental concepts must be carried out prior to test any mobile application.
Without SDKs, mobile app testing won’t be possible and SDKs are bounded with all backend languages that are used to develop the functionalities of a mobile application. Installation and integration of SDK is a one-time task only.

Hence if you are testing the app for the first time, make sure to follow the below-mentioned
steps: –

    1.  At the very initial stage, after launch, the application goes for A/B testing process in which a call is sent to the backend server. This is the place where SDK is installed to carry on the testing process.
    2. The reason behind integrating the SDKs is to avail of an interface through which the mobile app server and testing tool’s server could coordinate. SDKs keep the information about the traffic distribution, number of variations, number of goals, etc.
    3. The performance of variations, based on the user role is analyzed by the testing tool’s server. Post analysis values are fetched, to the mobile server. Any default value leads the app towards the development in order to rectify the bug.
    4. Under this step, an instance of SDK is formed, that facilitates all types of capabilities such as enabling of any features, tracking goals, etc.
    5. Once all the set is done, the tracking is done at the mobile app’s server. It is done by sending data for tracking in coordination with the campaign’s report or status of the application’s dashboard.

Stages of Mobile App Testing

 

Step 1: Documentation Testing:

This is the very basic stage of testing in which the information related to the application along with screen flow, charts, and requirement document is kept in place. This step becomes integral in order to maintain the consistency and performance of the application. A tester matches the expectation of the clients and the product developed by the team.

Step 2: Functional Testing:

During functional testing, the features and functionalities are tested under all possible environments in order to meet the client’s expectations without any failure. The testing is done by keeping the screen flow and requirement document of the application is mind. Various aspects are tested under the process of functional testing:-

    • Testing of fields available in the app
    • Business Functionalities Testing
    • Running and Installation Process of App
    • Network Interruptions testing
    • App Update testing
Step 3: Usability Testing:

Under usability testing, the tester keeps the user’s comfort in mind. The app should be user friendly, easy to understand, and use. This is done by testing the application from the perspective of a common man. Not everyone is that much intellect and hence the step is taken so that everyone could use the app conveniently. The focus of the step is centralized on efficiency and effectiveness.

Step 4: UI/Interface Testing:

The interface or view is something that attracts users. If the design of the application is attractive, smooth, and engaging, the traffic is automatically driven. The appearance of Screens, Images, Texts, etc. are analyzed by the team of quality assurance. The responsive behavior of the application is checked at various resolutions.

Step 5: Compatibility Testing:

In the stage of compatibility testing, the performance and response of the application are checked in various devices. The testing is done by the configuration of

    • Browser
    • Operating System
    • Database
    • Network
    • Device
Step 6: Security Testing:

To reduce the threats of server attacks or hacks, security testing is carried out. The approach of testing revolves around denying unauthorized access, unwanted data capturing, etc.

Hence these are the concepts of Mobile App Testing. If any query comes in mind, please feel free to get in touch. We keep you updated with other related content. Stay connected!!!

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