Think about your past. Those days has gone when the telephone used to be an appliance that had to ring to get our attention. The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973. The first cell phone hit the commercial market in 1983. Mobiles and smart devices are the trend now and will change the future as we know. Mobile technology is transforming the way people use their smartphones. In today’s era, almost all business need its own mobile application. Although demand is highest for consumer apps and enterprise applications.Hence the need for mobile application testing is increasing exponentially.

Due to the ever-growing demand for mobile applications, decision makers are focusing on creating mobile strategies before implementing the application for their users. It is important to build an application with all functionality and features required by the customer. Let’s get straight to what this blog is going to be about.

Significance of Mobile Application Testing

As I told in my previous blog “Difference Between Mobile Application and Web Application Testing” that testing applications on mobile devices are more challenging than testing web apps. The challenges are due to:

  • Different range and varieties of mobile devices like HTC, Apple, Samsung, Nokia and with different screen sizes and hardware configurations.
  • Different platforms like Android, iOS, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian.
  • Different versions of operation system like OS 5.x, iOS 6.x, Android 4.x, Android 5.x and so on.
  • Mobile application testing is essential as customers are usually in millions for a certain product and also a product with bugs never be appreciated.

Types of Mobile Application Testing

To make any mobile application reliable and robust following type of testing must be carried out because all of these testings make sure the reliability and scalability of your mobile application.

 Functional Testing

Functional testing of a mobile application includes the user interface testing along with the transactions. following points must be considered in functional testing:

  •  Type of application based on usage i.e banking, gaming or business.
  •  To validate whether all the required mandatory fields are working as required or not.
  •  To ensure whether the application works as per as requirement
  •  To ensure whether the application goes into minimized mode whenever there is an incoming phone call.
  •  To validate whether the phone is able to store, process and receive SMS whenever the app is running.

Performance Testing

The main objective of this testing is to ensure whether application performs acceptably under certain user loads. Let’s have a look on test scenarios for performance testing in a mobile application.

  • To ensure whether the application performs as per the requirement under different user loads.
  • To identify various performance bottlenecks in the application.
  • To validate the response time of the application as per the requirements.

Usability testing

To make sure that the mobile application is easy to use and provides an adequate user experience to the consumers. Let’s have a look on the test scenarios as:

  • To ensure that the icons are natural and consistent with the application.
  • To ensure that the buttons should have the required size.
  • To ensure that the keyboard input minimizes in a proper manner.

Security and Compatibility Testing

The main objective of security testing is to ensure that the application’s data is fully secure or not. In security testing, it must ensure that the application is able to withstand any brute force attack and also not permitting an attacker to access the sensitive content of the application. Compatibility testing ensures that mobile application performs well with different size, resolution, screen, version and hardware configuration.

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