The Need for Mobile App Testing
Once you have developed and coded your app, the next step is to test it before launching it for public use. In many app reviews today, the majority of negative app reviews are related to bugs that were not discovered before the launch. Your app can be killed by bugs. And this should make you realize the importance of app testing throughout the whole process.
What are the methods of testing mobile apps?
When you are testing your app, you need to consider many things. So, when the mobile handset is put under strenuous conditions, how does the app and any connected technologies function?
Some examples would be, when you navigate through the screens very quickly, does the app crash? Or, will it sill work when there is a background function running like the web browser, for instance? Will you app hold up if the mobile device is low in battery or if the internet connection is slow?
These tests and many others are very important to ensure that you are entering the market with a strong product.
Every app will have different tests that can be used. The app depends on its connection to data. An example would be a game app which is very dynamic so it need a specific process of testing. One of the tests used for game apps is the actual playing of the game.
Don’t just test it once, but run your app through the test cycles for a few times. Everytime you see a problem. make sure you make the necessary tweaks and changes along the way so that you have eventually have a strong app.
Problems will still come up when your app is already being used by thousands of people. App developers to listen to their users’ feedback, especially the negative ones which can help the developer to fix the problems quickly.
NO app is perfect. There are issues in most apps and it can unexpxectedly crash when the operating system is updated. You should always monitor your app.
It is important to create a strong test plan and strategies for testing your app. You should list out objectives for testing of your app. Consider different things like target audience, device, and different approaches for testing.
Check out similar apps already out in the market. Analyze the similar functionalities. if you do this you will be able to catch some initial errors or bugs in your apps and can identify them easily by comparing it with others.
While not overlooking mobile device issues, test your app on various devices. If you want to increase the productivity of your app, you should do functional testing for it.