Mobile Application testing Strategy

Mobile technology and smart devices are the trend now and will change the future of the world as we know it. The aim of mobile application testing should be to acquire knowledge about the quality of the service that you are offering. Does it work properly or not? Will it provide services as per the expectation of the customer? These questions need to be answered to ensure that the customer comes back to you, for your service again. Mobile testing is becoming more and more complicated and complex with each passing day. Strategies are invented and used to simplify the mobile application testing.

Mobile Testing Strategy is an essential element to ensure the smooth functioning of any application. Emulators are considered to be vital testing platforms while Cloud testing solution is very much secure. Real Device Testing is said to yield the most realistic and practical results.

Emulators
All applications can be deployed and tested on emulator without investing in mobile handset for various OS.Emulators are mostly available free, and we can also perform UI, stress and performance testing on it with 30-40% test coverage.

Cloud Testing Solution
The Mobile devices can be accessed through web interface i.e. the browser.
Application can be deployed, tested and managed.

Physical Device
Real device testing will give most realistic view of test results.
Up to 100% test coverage can be achieved.

Challenges in Mobile Testing
Mobile applications are considered to be “game-changing” technologies, which have further led to the development of various unique and beneficial testing challenges.
This ambition leads to a greater development of mobile testing strategies which face certain challenges
Different form factors.
Wide variety of devices from different manufacturers
Different versions of Mobile OS.
Different screen density.
Infrastructure and Connectivity.
Mobile testing tool availability.
It is very expensive.
Lock – in with the platform.
Scripts cannot be used outside of the platform.