Mobile Web QA: How Important Is Mobile Application Testing?

The figures of consumer and enterprise mobile apps have increased dramatically over the last few years. It leaves the end user with a humongous number of apps to choose.

However, the question left unanswered is how does the user choose the app that will take up the precious space on their device?

The answer is app quality is the key to any app’s success. And it can only be achieved through mobile application testing.

What is mobile application testing?

The success of apps can be marked by the number of downloads and the positive comments. Furthermore, it also depends on a rapid implementation of new features and bug fixes.

Mobile application testing allows developers to deliver better software and helps the app to developed by testing its functionality, usability, and consistency.

Why Is Mobile Application Testing Important?

Testing is, in fact, an essential part of every software development process, especially with mobile apps. The growing number of mobile devices is leading to a massive fragmentation of screen sizes, OS, variations of the standard OS, etc.

Moreover, with the agile processes, software testing is performed so often to assure the best possible quality.

Developers must also release new features and bug fixes with short intervals. These help users not to lose interest and satisfaction. Hence, app testing is vital to an app’s survival.

Types of Mobile Testing

Two kinds of testing take place on mobile devices:

  • Hardware testing

These include the internal processors, internal hardware, screen sizes, resolution, space or memory, camera, radio, Bluetooth, WIFI, etc.

It also referred to as, simple “Mobile Testing.”

  • Software or Application testing

Software or Application testing is where applications that work on mobile devices and tested their functionality. It described as the “Mobile Application Testing” to separate it from the earlier method.

Even in the mobile applications, few mean differences are necessary to understanding:

First of all is Native apps. A native application designed for use on a platform like mobile and tablets.

Next is Mobile web apps. It is server-side apps to reach website/s on mobile using various browsers like Chrome, Firefox by attaching to a mobile network or wireless network.

Finally, Hybrid apps. It is a combination of both native app and web app. They run on devices or offline that are using web technologies like HTML5 and CSS.

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