Smartphones have literally unleashed a new era in human communication where your computer has moved right into your hand. Already Smartphone sales have overtaken the sales of Personal computers and app stores are minting billions in profit. In light of this striking change in information technology landscape mobile apps have become a preferred choice for delivering a host of services for companies and app publishers are in a hurry to bring out their latest app into the market.
Given the myriad of challenges spanning from the host of platforms and device configurations that apps publishers need to consider the need for effectual and experienced mobile testing services is acute. As opposed to the desktops where they tend to have a rough standardized hardware, mobile devices come in dime by the dozen with different screen sizes, varying interfaces, and dissimilar button controls. Moreover OS patches are all too frequent while the need to remain on top of such changes is always pressing.
An experienced mobile testing services team can help you in the minefield in which mobile apps operate. To give an example a perfectly well designed mobile communication app can fail miserably in geographies where network bandwidth is limited leading to dropped connections, low performance and customer dissatisfaction. Thus when even minor issues like touch screen responsiveness which are way beyond the control of app publishers can make or break the popularity of an app, mobile testing services need to lay adequate stress on covering every possible factor that affect the performance of the app and update the publisher with the correct facts.
The strategy that you decide to formulate to test your mobile app to an extent depends on the it’s characteristics, which platforms you plan to publish it in and your target audience. In addition typical technical parameters too remain in play regarding the testing of mobile application. Ideally you should closely work with you mobile testing services provider to roll out the testing strategy while keeping your key business goals in mind. Ideally your mobile testing services provider would be able to guide you through the key intricacies like selecting the set of target devices, evaluating the network infrastructure in the geographical areas where you believe your app will find the maximum audience. Also your mobile testing services should be able to guide you on the kinds of test you should be looking to run and these may include functional tests as well security and compliance tests too. In addition emphasis should also be made on the degree of automation that would be ideal for testing your app. Again you need to consider the tools that you plan to use for testing and environment you wish to recreate. Your mobile testing services should have the capacity to create simulation network bandwidth in the lab and check your app under realistic network conditions. Different connectivity options 2g/3g too needs to be factored and the app tested against them and specific issues they can raise.
However road to mobile transformation is challenging particularly when it comes to assuring and maintaining quality of your app on mobile platforms. Some of the challenges that organizations face are
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