September 25, 2019
First and the last thing we do in a day is to reach out to our mobile phones. The use of a mobile application is increasing day by day. Applications’ success is measured by number of downloads and positive comments but how to ensure the user experience of application development is appropriate? The answer is - Mobile Application Testing.
Statista estimates that the number of application downloads is only going to rise, and by the year 2021 will reach more than 350 billion in total.
Poor ratings of an application lead to un-installation of the application. Quality is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobile application development. It can only be achieved by thorough testing. To create a successful application, an organization should select an appropriate method and proper mobile application testing techniques and trends.
Here are the top 10 iOS and Android supported application testing techniques:
1) Universal Testing Techniques
Companies are progressing day by day with growing companies, testers are facing various challenges. Many schemes and plans are similar; testers can develop a test package or code using universal testing techniques that can be executed from one application to other. This developed package can be in response to change in development resources or can be bounded to the exclusive capabilities of the software. By listing this as a mandatory task in the task list of a QA can help them save time and resources.
2) Installation Testing
Installation Testing also known as implementation testing is performed to check the proper installation of a software or an application with all the features and requirements. Installation testing ensures that the software is working as per the customers’ expectations. This testing is done in the last phase of the cycle before users’ first interaction with the product. Team of testers can also validate the quality and accuracy of the product to ensure the best user experience using this technique.
3) Usability Testing
The UI/UX of the product plays a key role in the product’s success. The developed application should have a user-centered interface to evaluate a product by testing it on users. Usability testing is used to reveal usability defects of the product. The main aim of this testing is to ensure the flexibility of the product and the ability to reach user experience.
4) Compatibility Testing
Compatibility Testing checks whether the software can run on different OS, hardware, applications, and mobile devices. Checking iOS devices is simple as a single Mac station with Apple iOS Simulator is enough for testing the compatibility of an application. When it comes to the Android platform there is a wide range of OS versions and gadgets testers spend a lot of time testing applications over the Android platform.
5) Automation Testing
This type of testing compares the outcome with the expected outcome and generates test reports by writing test scripts or using automation testing tools. It automates repetitive tasks and records the test suite and replay it whenever required.
6) Cloud Testing
Devices and applications can be accessed anytime from anywhere with a smooth internet connection. This opens up the space for immediate updates and variations in the application. There is no need for hardware investment, and this makes development and testing flexible. To make real-time changes and updates organizations need business agility. Cloud testing provides a vast range of resources and it helps to build extensible applications.
7) Performance Testing
Performance testing checks the stability and responsiveness of software under certain conditions such as no free memory, poor network or low battery and other conditions that can affect the software’s functionality. It checks both server and client-side to avoid crashes.
8) Security Testing
Security testing ensures that the application protects the data. It includes various elements of testing such as integrity, availability, authentication, confidentiality, and authorization. It also checks the vulnerability of the application.
9) Load Testing
Load testing is used to determine the behavior of the software under a certain load. It checks the software under both normal and peak conditions. It also finds a solution to handle multiple users at the same time.
10) Certification Testing
Certification Testing checks whether the application is designed according to the requirements or not. This testing technique is necessary for an application to put it on an app store (without certification an application cannot be listed on an app store).
To create a successful application an organization should select an appropriate method and mobile application testing techniques. TestingWhiz can help you select the best suitable testing techniques. To know more email, us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +1-855-699-6600.