How To Test Mobile Applications

Peculiarities of Mobile Application Testing

  • Unlike a computer monitor, mobile-device screens can change orientation.
  • There is a list of mobile application functionality requirements published by each device manufacturer. These requirements must be followed.
  • Mobile devices are constantly in motion, so you should expect accidental actions on the device (e.g., if it is not locked, if hands are wet in gloves, or if the wrong or extra buttons get pressed).
  • Be aware that the device is constantly searching for networks to join.
  • You should check the operation of the program under different data transmission conditions.
  • When testing mobile applications, you also need to consider being in different weather conditions. Contrasting colors should be used in different lighting.
  • Don’t forget that the main task of the phone is still to make calls, and the application should not interfere with this direct function of the device.
  • When testing mobile applications, we advise you to avoid emulators if you can. The fact is their functionality does not always correspond to all the actual capabilities of the mobile device.

Mobile Application Testing Steps

  • perform the same operations over and over at different speeds (very slow or fast);
  • reach the limits of the application by downloading as much data as possible;
  • leave the application running for a long period (such as a slide show), sometimes interacting with it and performing other clicks in parallel;
  • launch several applications on your phone simultaneously and make sure that switching from one to other works smoothly.




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