Testing Strategies And Tactics For Mobile Apps – Part 1-vidalia

Certification-Tests As promised here is the first article in our Testing Strategies and Tactics for Mobile Apps series. We are going talk about two important things in this article i.e., Mobile testing challenges for native apps and another one is web apps. So without any due lets dive in to the details Mobile Testing Challenges for Native Applications To many, mobile apps have become synonymous with native applications (and hybrid applications). Commonly downloaded from an App store, they offer the user a unique experience that maximizes the capabilities of the device & operating systems for which they are developed. The app download is often controlled by the gate-keeping app store, with mechanisms in place to charge potential consumers. This simple and proven monetization model has fueled native apps very popular in the development community. Beyond their acceptance in the consumer market, they also allow enterprises to deliver productivity tools to an increasingly mobile workforce. While native applications can provide a rich experience to the userand possibly a lucrative one for the developerthey also add some complexity to the lives of those tasked with testing them. App Testing needs to ascertain that the app can be successfully downloaded to the device, executed on the device and interact with the supporting back content infrastructure. When updates are made you need to be sure that the application can to be pushed out to and accepted by the end user. Theres a misperception that successful testing of app functionality on one device provides assurance across all others of the same operating system. Native applications are tied to the hip with the hardware and operating systems for which they are written. To meet the challenge of testing for native mobile applications, its essential to test on the physical devices supported by your application. Youll also want to ensure backward compatibility with each older generation of the device youre expected to support. Owning and maintaining a version of each device can be expensive and burdensome. Consistency in executing your test plan is also a problem when youre limited to manual testing from a proverbial closet of mobile devices. Finally, youll want to be sure that when issues are found with your native apps that they can be quickly captured and shared with others. Mobile Testing Challenges for Web Applications Like the Web itself, a mobile web application is viewable by users around the world. Even if youre initially targeting only users in a single country or on a single network, it helps to understand the global dynamic. When we test mobile Web applications we encounter several challenges presented by the nature of the global, mobile Web. As we understand the nature of each challenge, we can explore different technology options to manage issues and mitigate risk. Coming up with the right solutions for your requires an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages inherent in each of the Testing Strategies and Tactics for Mobile Applications 3 testing options available to you and determining the technology that best suits your testing requirements. These mobile testing challenges include devices, network, and scripting. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: