Some Useful Tips for Testing iOS8 Based Applications
Over the years, the demand for iOS based applications has grown phenomenally. With the need of more and more applications, users are now acquainted with high quality standards more than ever. This has raised the level of testing to much more than it was earlier.
An iOS based application can be considered good enough, if it is able to run seamlessly on all mobile Apple devices. Moreover, Apple being one of the most trusted brands requires you to build and test applications according to the expectation of the customers. However, a poor application of doubtful value will surely make your customer run away from you.
No developer or tester would want this to happen. Here are some tips that can assist you to test both iPhone and iPad based applications.
- The essence of any business lies in the customers’ satisfaction. In order to better understand the customer and their expectation from your services, you need to put yourself in the customer’s shoes, i.e. think and act like them. In case of mobile applications, you need not forget that it’s not a Web or desktop applications; achieving ultimate quality is the real deal.
A user’s expectations might vary depending upon the platform; expectation from a game launched on a PC and a mobile screen might be different for a user. The applications that have been successful are known to guarantee game-like experience to its users. There are various tests that can make this possible, especially fuzzy, hoc, and exploratory testing. By giving more emphasis on these tests, you can easily determine and perform the steps that your users are going to take.
- Testing involves various stages, each having its own importance. Emulators prove to be very handy in early stages of testing. They might be as realistic as the actual devices; however, you need to give adequate time for both emulators and actual devices. When combined with the actual device, they can prove to be worth a try in spite of their few disadvantages. So, you can try to begin with emulators, but should refer the real devices while making final decisions.
- The basic features like login, logout, app launch, etc. need to be examined by Smoke test to ensure a solid foundation.
- Involve the developers more than ever and try to look beyond unit tests.
- Automation often proves to be a key weapon, especially for the applications that are involved from third parties. Any automation needs to be planned carefully. Thereafter, keep on automating to breathe an easy air. Moreover, Continuous Integration (CI) can act as a key factor in this battle.
The above-mentioned points are the basics to test any new iOS based applications. In case you are too hesitant to apply any of these, you can always implement the already used sessions to test an iOS application.