How mobile app testing is crucial & Difficult
Unlike testing desktop applications and websites, mobile app testing is complex as the well tricky job to do. According to Statista study, there are 2.7 billion smartphone users across the globe today. With this large number of mobile users, it’s really obvious that all mobile apps should be thoroughly tested before get in them in to the market, but in the meantime mobile users are not forgiving and finding an issue out in the wild might mean leaving the application for good; so it’s crucial that mobile app should be rock solid and flawless before they are released to the market. By our research, we have notified some common mobile app testing challenges faced by mobile app developers and testers.
Common Mobile App testing Challenges faced by Mobile App Testers
- Screen Sizes: As we know Android and iPhone are the two dominants in the world of the smartphone industry, there is a plethora of models as well as screen size too. Apple and Android have a different verity of screen sizes that range from 2.6 to 6 and 3.5 to 12 inches respectively. The mobile app testers should make sure the performance and layouts are works well and good with across different devices.
- OS Fragmentation: OS fragmentation is as a great challenge for mobile app testers since various kinds of operating systems have been used for the verity of models. This occurrence mostly happens on android mobile phones as it has using 11 different types of operating systems. Apple also faces the same issue but very lesser than android, since it has used only two versions of operating systems.
- Connection Types: There are a plethora of standards for mobile data connections as well as for wifi. Sometimes there might be no connection available at all or the mobile device is in flight mode. The connection type might change when users move around. Unfortunately, some carriers filter the web on their own will, which results in the devices being connected without actually having connection with a particular service like massaging or calling. Even though connection API’s on mobile platforms have been developed keeping those challenges in mind, the real-world environment is still very much varying and exciting set of issues may occur. It’s essential to test the bandwidth usage as not all carriers are supporting unlimited data volumes.
- Usability: Mobile device screens are probably small and there are lots of data we would like to present than possible to fit the screen. Display all the necessary information and keep the interaction clean and simple for the user are still challenging task. Working fonts would be another big usability challenge. Hence, while testing mobile applications it’s important to pay more attention to the size of the click areas and make sure that all texts are readable.
- Globalization: Most of the mobile applications are developed to be used on the global market. Translation testing is only one portion of whole internationalization testing. Mobile app testers should also take on board regional attributes. Changing time while the app is running might cause some exciting facts. Some of the features that work for the western world are not works for the eastern world and vice-versa.
- Battery: Many mobile apps get uninstalled only because of fast power consumption, why it happening? We are using lots of applications during the day and many processes are running in the background without us even noticing. When testing mobile apps we need to make sure that the power consumption is kept minimal and the app is developed by keeping the best practices in mind.
Every mobile app in the market couldn’t sustain for a long time even though mobile apps are inevitable in today’s fast world. If you would like to keep your app always being demand in the market then you should make sure that your has to be fulfilled at least the things that discussed in this article.
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