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Quality Assurance is usually a very important part of mobile application development. In case the step of mobile application testing is overlooked it could lead to bugs, breaks and also bad customer experience. In case a successful running app needs to be developed, quality assurance needs to be made part of every step of its development.
The stages involved in mobile application testing are as follows:
1. Stage 1: Planning
Once the development stage is almost done, next is figuring out what is it that we want to achieve and the constraints we may face in achieving it. A possible way of doing so is by reviewing the stages that are involved in creating the mobile application testing strategy. One should keep the following points in mind:
- If the features are functional
- Is the application Mobile-web, native or Hybrid
- How is the compatibility with other networks
- Interaction with all the other apps, etc.
2. Stage 2: Identify the type of mobile application testing type that could be used
Before even testing the mobile application, one should decide what type of testing is actually required for testing a specific type of mobile app: be it functional, compatibility, usability, security, performance, etc. Finalizing the target device that would be used and what would be the functional requirements needed. One more thing to test is the target devices.
3. Script Design and Test Case
Preparing a document of the test case for each function and feature. Some special cases that need to be covered are:
- App speed
- Battery usage
- Data requirements
It is very important to find which combination of automation and manual testing needs to be run, preparing separate suites for the automated and manual scripts.
4. Manual as well as Automated Testing
The next step is executing the automation and manual test cases. Now that have you already identified and also created the tests and the scripts to be used. Under this stage, you would actually run all of these on their functionalities and ensure no breakages.
5. Usability and beta testing
After all the functions have been tested, the next thing to ensure is making sure that the mobile application is extremely easy and also provides a satisfactory experience to the user. Maintaining cross-platform ensuring platform coverage that is achieved by the beta testers. When the application is tested in-house then release a beta version in the market.
6. Performance Testing
Applications of the mobile have less device memory and also power so it must handle it efficiently. The app should be tested by performing the connections from 2G to 3G or WIFI, battery consumption, responsiveness, stability, etc.
Security and data privacy is of the most extreme significance nowadays. Users demand their data and information is secure and private.
So, proper mobile application testing is required so that there are no problems faced when a person is using it. Various aspects related to mobile testing should be checked. This testing should be considered extremely important by the mobile companies.