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Mobile App Testing Techniques and Tools

The mobile commerce market is flooded with billions of applications. The increasing demand for mobile apps has led to the development of advanced and trending mobile apps. According to the research, the number of mobile apps in the app store is expected to reach 350 billion in 2021. The competition in the eCommerce sector is getting tougher every day. However, the app store features many low-quality mobile apps that fail to provide a good experience to the users. As a result, they end up uninstalling the application. So Mobile App testing is an integral part of your app development process 

No matter how brilliant your app is, it won’t get successful without good ratings and a high download rate. So, how do you ensure that your retail mobile app is 100% accurate and free of bugs? How to develop a mobile app that not only stands out in the store but offers an exceptional experience to your users?  

To speed up the mobile app development process, people often skip the testing part. A mobile app needs thorough testing before it goes live on the app store.

  • Ensures that your mobile app is free of bugs and unnecessary flaws
  • Determine if the quality of the app is up to the client’s standard
  • Ensure that it functions properly

Proper testing always results in better customer experience and higher satisfaction levels. Here are some important mobile testing techniques and tools every developer must use.

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Tools Used for Mobile App Testing

The tools you use for the mobile app testing process are as important as the techniques. Below listed are some of the popular app testing tools you must consider:

The techniques for Mobile App Testing

Automation Testing:

Not even professional mobile app developers manage to detect every single error in a complex mobile app. In such cases, it is suitable to hire a professional tester who could run an automation test on your mobile app. The IT companies who are using this approach believe that automation testing is, so far, the easiest way to detect even the smallest bug. 

Cloud Testing:

Sometimes, mobile users find it difficult to use a particular application without facing the “mobile hanging” problem. By testing your mobile app with cloud testing services, you can detect and eliminate such errors that lead to the device hanging issues.

Certification testing:

You cannot submit the application to app stores without verifying that it meets all the mobile app guidelines. Certification testing is one of the crucial mobile app testing techniques. A professional tester will always run a certification test before releasing the app in the app store. 

Installation Testing:

If a mobile app doesn’t download on a smartphone or takes too long to install, then the user will definitely delete it out of frustration. That said, it is important to test your mobile app for installation. Before releasing your mobile app to the app market, it is imperative to run it on the mobile devices and check its installation speed.

Usability Testing:

User Interface matters to your customers. People hate a mobile application that needs several clicks to open. The design and UI of your app is one of the deciding factors of your application’s success in the app market. Hence, the usability test must be performed before submitting the application to the App Store.

Compatibility Test:

Compatibility testing is more about checking your app for its compatibility with different devices. For example, how well your mobile app performs on different devices? Is it compatible with all OS versions?

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