While there has been tremendous growth of mobile users, there is equal development in mobile platforms and innumerable smart phones. Therefore, to sustain in this hyper competitive market where there are countless applications which run on varied platforms, the Mobile Developers need to come up with exceptional ideas and definitely with good quality of Mobile Applications and here comes the relevance of “Mobile Application Testing”.
Small sizes of devices, complexity and compatibility of software and hardware bring in some challenges as quality assurance. This obviously requires advanced testing strategies. Below listed are few real challenges in mobile testing process:
REAL CHALLENGES FACED:
- Varied Mobile Device platforms – Varied platforms like BREW, BREWMP, Windows 7, of varied mobile devices makes the testing process on each of the different platforms quiet cumbersome. For testers it becomes relatively difficult to test mobile applications on multiple platforms. Carrying out UI testing, functionality testing and others can be an exhaustive task for mobile app developers and testers.
- Diversity of the Mobile Devices – Availability of large variety of mobile devices with different screen sizes, different input methods like QWERTY keypads, trackball and touch screens is again a hiccup for application development companies. Knowing the fact that mobile manufacturing companies are mushrooming aggressively and capturing the market forcefully, the mobile apps development companies have started pulling up their socks in order to meet the demands of the customers. In this scenario buying and testing on each device is neither possible nor feasible.
To gain a pace in this competitive scenario, certainly there is a necessity of overcoming from such challenges. Therefore, there are few solutions readily available for such app development companies which could help them in conducting testing proactively
- Outsourcing a testing lab for conducting comprehensive testing process is one good option available with app development companies. Such testing procedures are carried by skilled testers on varied number of smart phones collectively. The in-house testing labs provide a comprehensive testing process which leads to quality assurance. There is a huge availability of smart phones of varied platforms on which tests are conducted. Remote test labs provided by companies enable mobile app developers to control devices remotely, hence real time access of varied number of smart phones for testing.
- Cloud based – approach for mobile testing is another option available with app development companies. Testing process implementation on cloud based handsets required skilled testers which need to be well-versed with testing on such network. The resources of app development companies should have understanding capability while executing testing process on cloud based handsets hence required highly skilled laborers.
GenXM offers in-house testing labs for app development companies where tests are conducted on varied number of smart phones. Our in-house testing labs comprises of more than 200 smart phones on which testing process is conducted. Assisting the application development market with well-equipped tests labs and highly skilled laborers, GenXM offers a real time testing environment for many leading app development companies.