Global research shows active mobile subscription in the world is almost equal to the population of the world today and more than 2 billion users are on a smartphone. Given the large mobile presence and reach, getting the mobile presence right is important for any business.
There are a few considerations to be made before testing mobile apps:
Target hardware: One of the key areas of complexity in deciding the mobile application test plan is the device fragmentation. With a huge number of devices available in the market, testing on every device with various versions and SKUs is not possible. One of the strategies employed is to identify devices which cover majority of the market for the intended user base of that application.
Target OS version: Normally this would have already been decided during the development phase, however the target OS version needs to be considered for estimating and planning the testing effort.
Emulators to be used for scenarios: Device cost and the availability of devices for testing be reduced by planning to utilize the emulators for some of the non-critical functionality and for regression testing.
Similar to testing web applications, employ manual and automation testing to achieve good quality application. Manual mobile testing strategies are normally focused around application functionality and user experience testing. Automated testing strategies leverage scripting based testing for testing across different devices and form factors. We have experience in both manual and script based testing of mobile applications, having used automation tools like Monkey talk to automate application testing.
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