Android Integration Testing
Android being the largest OS in the world is fragmented. Moreover, they have various versions on which the app must be compatible with. With the advancement in technology, we are seeing a number of android based applications in the market. However, in spite of huge investment in design and implementation, there are certain areas in which the application fails. Some of them are mentioned below.
- Failure during application installation
- Crash during application execution
- Problem in scaling
- Lagging application due to lack of resources
There are various misconceptions which are often considered while developing Android testing strategies.
- Often all Android is considered to work in the same fashion and people are often mistaken and they consider using emulators. However, emulators often fail while performing mobile testing.
- Testing on some of the common devices are considered enough. However, every device has a different set of hardware and software configuration.
- Exploratory testing just before launch is considered enough. However, there is a lack of proper plan that can lead to inefficient testing, as some functions might get missed.
- Users will understand the bugs in the application, if tracked. However, if the application won’t behave as expected, the user will have a bad experience and will uninstall the app.
The most important thing is to have a correct Android testing strategy in place. This will include:
- Unit Test: Unit test is used to verify a minimal set of source code. Most Android platform comes with a pre-integrated framework, which helps the developer to write a unit test program.
- Integration Test: Integration testing in Android involves integration checking with the components. Android has three components for integration:
- Activity Testing
- Service Testing
- Content Provider Testing
- Operational Test: These are functional tests designed to check the overall correctness of the application. Tools like FitNesse can be used.
- System Test: While checking the overall system, a compatibility between the components, software, and hardware is also checked. Normally, system test includes GUI test, usability tests, performance tests, and stress tests.
With expert and qualified testers on board, 360logica has an exemplary track record in providing Integration testing to clients in retail, IT, telecom, e-commerce, e-learning, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, travel, technology, and other sectors. We formulate a robust approach and personalized test plans to ensure all prerequisites are met according to the application as expected. We are adept in using a variety of licensed and open source tools, which help reduce the cost of testing. Moreover, test automation techniques allow us to create interfaces for low cost regression testing before and after deployment of software products. Our expertise in using the personalized selenium automation framework guarantees high-quality open source testing of applications and improved integration and compatibility testing. The website testing phase includes running the application on different browsers and propositions to improve its compatibility and ensuring robust functional features.