The importance of Mobile Application Testing and Quality Assurance is a much-debated topic. While some say that neither of the two is really needed, I believe that they are vital to the success of mobile apps. And I have a good reason to believe so. According to Statista, there are 2.8 million apps on Google Play Store, 2.2 million apps on App Store.
You can see how much competition each app has to face. Hence the apps have to push their limits to make it big in the app stores. If you have an app that has a great concept but the app doesn’t really run smoothly, it would leave a bad impact on the users and the app wouldn’t be able to reach the heights that it had planned.
As I have already mentioned in the very beginning, the competition in the market is really high, so high that you would see hundreds, if not thousands of apps competing for the same spot in terms of app downloads. A lot of these apps make it to the top spots but some don’t. While there are a lot of factors affecting their position, one important factor deciding their success is whether the app has bugs or not. An app with bugs is bound to be unsuccessful in due time. And these measures tackle such issues.
This blog would be split into two parts, one would introduce you to Mobile Application Testing, and the other would introduce you to Quality Testing. In the later blogs, we would discuss Mobile Application Testing and Quality Assurance further.
What is Mobile Application Testing?
It is a process using which, mobile apps are tested for their functionality, consistency, and usability. It can be done, either manually, or with the help of automation(using specialized testing tools). There are a few types of Mobile Application Testing:
- Functional Testing
- Laboratory Testing
- Performance Testing
- Memory Leakage Testing
- Interrupt Testing
- Usability Testing
- Installation Testing
- Certification Testing
- Security Testing
- Location Testing
- Outdated Software Testing
- Load Testing
- Black Box Testing
- CrowdSourced Testing
Benefits of Mobile Application Testing
- Enables company to build applications that are accessible across multiple platforms
- Applications are getting complex day by day, so there is a need for end-to-end testing
- Helps the companies to improve the quality of the apps
What is Quality Assurance?
In simple words, it is the process of sticking to a system which gives a lot of emphasis on committing to certain specified standards to be able to deliver high-quality mobile apps. The quality of the apps is increased with the help of a certain predefined number of pragmatic steps. Quality Assurance is really important these days since it is a lot more difficult now than ever before to capture users.
The process can be split into five basic steps:
- Developers provide the QA team with a build to work upon
- The QA team performs functional testing on it and identifies bugs
- A report for the same is sent for feedback
- Product team sets priorities for various bugs and sends the priorities to the QA team
- The QA team recaps with the developers
Benefits of Quality Assurance
- Holds the projects to high standards
- Increases overall project quality
- It’s cost-effective
- We can measure real-time results
- Ensures quality of app
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