Essentials of Mobile App Testing
Mobile app testing is used to ensure the quality of the applications developed for various mobile devices. Mobile app testing requires you to check the functionality, Usability, Integration based scenarios, etc. However, testers often miss on critical areas before signing off the mobile app testing. Some of them are discussed below.
The testing covers the Installations, Updating, and Uninstallation of the mobile application. You must consider the following points.
- Application should be installed successfully with correct version name and must appear in the installed application list.
- During Uninstallation, the app should be removed from the installed application list with the related files and must free the consumed memory.
- Updating should update the app with new version and app max size according to the new build size. However, after updating app user’s earned Credentials/Points/Purchases/ Subscriptions should not reset.
Network Connectivity/Switch Networks:
Applications should prompt in case of no network connectivity and should be able to connect again once the network is available.
Applications should be responsive when switching from one network to another network, like mobile data to Wi-Fi.
Applications should prompt correctly in case of low device memory and should handle the situation gracefully.
Interruption Based Testing
Interruption based testing covers Incoming/Outgoing SMS, Incoming/Outgoing Calls, Incoming notifications, Low battery, Network Outage, and Recovery cases.
Mobile application should be able to handle the above interruptions without causing any issue.
Device Data Privacy
If the users are not allowed to access device Contacts, Images, Camera, Microphone, Current locations or other resources, then the application should not be able to access those resources and handle the cases correctly.
Applications should work properly with proper UI in any orientation, i.e. Horizontal and Vertical orientation.
Applications should work as expected once the designated time has expired.
In this, the power consumption is tested between the start time and the end time of the app to measure the battery consumption.
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