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Mobile App Testing Nuances

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Our learning from testing more than 100+ mobile apps

We have it all figured out for you from our experience of testing several apps. You are ensured of the test coverage (depth and width) that would result in Minimum Viable Quality. Get the benefit from our core expertise and deliver consistent user experiences.

Testing on Real Devices

No more simulators/emulators. With over 100+ real devices to cover all form factors, manufacturers, get your app tested on real devices.

Access to Global Networks

Ready to handle all your test requirement over 1100 global cell networks. Combined with crowd, this is a sure shot way to address all your location and network based testing requirements.

Iterate Fast

Ensuring the Velocity of testing required to guarantee the Quantity and Quality of testing so that you iterate fast and your releases are always on time.

Minimum Viable Quality

Ensures your apps are of Minimum Viable Quality, not just your MVP but all your subsequent releases thereafter.

Functional Tests

No uninstalls due to suboptimal quality.

  • End-to-end interactions and flows
  • Integration will User Touch points – email, SMS, alerts, notification, Error Messages etc.
  • Integration with 3rd party systems / interfaces/ APIs
  • Social media integration

Compatibility

Any device, anywhere. Works as it should.

  • Different screen size
  • RAM
  • Processors
  • Different OS version
  • Different makes (Samsung, Apple etc.)

Business Testing

Are you delivering your claims about your core offering?

  • Competitor App Analysis
  • User review analysis for Competitor Apps
  • User review analysis post Go-Live
  • Production issues analysis
  • Debugging Support
  • Testing based on Analytics of User usage patterns

Field Testing

In the wild, on the go. No more interrupted experiences.

  • Network switching related issues
  • App behavior in varying network strengths
  • Functional Stability
  • Location based services

Design Checks

Optimized for delivering consistent user experience

  • App Exploration
  • App Intuitiveness
  • Page layout
  • Interface elements
  • Navigational systems
  • Functionality
  • A/B Testing
  • Human Interface Guidelines
  • Accessibility testing
  • Error Messages and Status Codes
  • Testability Layers

Interrupts

Ensuring the user experience is not interrupted

  • Local Notification
  • Push Notification
  • Voice call
  • Text message
  • Voice message
  • Visual / Sound / Vibration
  • Notification from other apps
  • Battery / Cable removal
  • Notifications trigger check
  • Local notification
  • Remote notifications
  • Banner, Alert, Badge, Sounds
  • Enabling and disabling notifications

ASO

App store optimization to increase your installs.

  • App Title, App Name, Description
  • User Testimonials
  • Screen Shots
  • App Videos
  • App Support
  • Supported channels and devices
  • App size and installation
  • Targeted User base testing
  • Localization

Installation Test

No second chance to make the first impression

  • New install
  • Uninstall and Reinstall
  • App Updates
  • System / firmware updates
  • Synchronization between updated and non-updated app
  • Functional validation after update (full / partial)

App Performance

Don’t let battery drain before the subway commute is done.

  • CPU consumption on background and Foreground
  • WakeLock analysis
  • GPS usage in background
  • Battery Consumption
  • Duplicate content
  • Data consumption when app is in background
  • Inefficient use of connections
  • Choreographer: Too many operations on main thread
  • GPU related issues
  • Too many GC calls

Security

Protect your users and gain trust and confidence.

  • “Test the apps for following vulnerabilities
  • Insecure data storage
  • Insufficient Transport layer protection
  • Unintended data leak
  • Poor Authorization and Authentication
  • Client side injection
  • User credentials printed in the logs screen
  • Reverse Engineering of the app
  • Log Analysis

User Interactions

App & content interactions check for seamless experience.

  • Ergonomics
  • Gestures
  • Transitions – Orientation, Swipe, Flip etc.
  • Mobile Specific interaction patterns
  • Accessibility
  • Interaction with GPS, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, or accelerometer

Performance

Find defects early & check stability before integrations.

  • APIs tests for functional stability
  • APIs automation for regression suite
  • API Performance

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