The competition among mobile apps is rising every single day. Mobile Applications Industry has become a competitive real-time business since most of the companies are now inclining towards it.
With the increasing demand for Mobile Applications in the market, the field of Mobile App Testing comes into play, the field that ensures the optimized experience of every app that we use.
Let’s Talk about Mobile App Quality
If an application developer wants his app to stand out in this never-ending market then he must compete with the level of quality and usability offered by other giant corporates. Meeting these standards requires some rigorous and in-depth testing that only expert app testers can provide.
All the apps that have made it to the top have gone through repetitive testing by skilled app testers.
It is highly essential for an app tester to have a comprehensive plan to follow for achieving the standards of quality after removing all the errors and bugs in the app.
The following are some tips to keep in mind before coming up with the plan for a successful app testing.
Being Aware of The Users:
To make an application successful and bug-free, the foremost step is to have all the essential information about the users of that app.
The more you understand the audience, the better you’ll cater to their needs.
You can even conduct surveys and look for patterns and trends.
This process can shorten the gap between developers and app-users, hence result in a better performing end-product.
Choosing The Right Platform for App Testing:
Based on what platform is native for your app you should focus more on that specific platform to provide trouble-free usage for the user.
A web-based app has different challenges than an iOS or Android-based platform.
All the platforms are different from each other in various aspects and the tools are to be chosen accordingly.
Optimization of The App:
An app tester should optimize the performance of the application. Alpha/Beta testing is often performed.
Optimization testing should be done with detailed steps, module-after-module to provide a trouble-free, reliable and efficient app as the result.
Testing The Performance of The App:
Before launching an app into the market its performance testing should be done at any cost. If an app is full of bugs and is not efficient then a user is never able to enjoy its full experience.
You should take a lot of scenarios into account when testing the performance of an app such as multitasking, so that the app does not slow down or face performance issues while running.
Tools used for Mobile App Testing
Following are some of the popular tools used for Mobile App Testing:
Real-Time Testing of An App:
At the end of the day, the app has to face real-time traffic, so it is always suggested that the app should be tested on simulators and also in labs with real-time users.
If an app is tested in a real-world environment before getting released then there are more chances for it to be successful.
Evaluating The App As a Business Idea:
You can evaluate the app as a business idea so it meets the needs of the users.
- The idea of the app should be analyzed and evaluated.
- A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity, and Threats) analysis should be done at an initial stage.
- Collect Data and analyze what your users are actually looking for.
- Create Focus Groups to validate your findings