“Mobile devices will soon be used by more people than the desktop and laptop” – Gartner Research

As smartphones become more popular, developers are facing many different challenges. For example, with mobile devices, testing is getting harder and harder to manage. Apps that are not tested thoroughly enough will be removed from App stores once word spreads they are filled with bugs.

The Challenges of Mobile App Testing: Infographic

Multiple Platforms

Each with their own slew of OS versions and set of technologies makes the testing process more complicated and confusing (e.g. duplication of test cases, additional devices required and sometimes more testers).

Disconnection between everyone

  • QA team leader
  • Testers
  • R&D
  • Developers
  • Project Manager

Time is of the Essence

In the mobile development process, lacking are essential tasks such as maintaining up-to-date bug information and tracking to ensuring correct build distribution and test case acceptance info which are essential to success.

Frequency of Releases

Increased frequency of version releases translates to increased confusion between the testing team and the need for proper and thorough testing.

Tracking

The ability to track all testing sessions in real-time regardless of device or platform.

Bug Information

No ability to provide the tester with a tool enabling them to provide precise and detailed bug information while on the go.

Control of Old Builds

Ensuring that no unwanted builds are available to test, and access to review build history and associated test results.

Lack of In-House Testing

The fact that Mobile App Development firms do not have in-house testing staff only makes the challenges greater.

Inspiration

No app can ever be 100% bug-free, but as a developer you should be seeking more collaborative ways to test in your drive for efficiency and an app that can withstand the demands of the modern mobile user.

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