How to Select and Study Platforms for Mobile Application Testing?

How to Select and Study Platforms for Mobile Application Testing?
May 14 10:00 2014 Print This Article

It is important to determine on what platforms to perform mobile testing in course of preparatory works.

Nowadays there is variety of mobile devices, several popular mobile operating systems and a lot of different mobile software products. Besides, there are user settings on each device. So, we have innumerable number of combinations. It is unprofitable and would take too long to test a program on each possible platform variant.

A software testing company advises its testers to research what devices, operation systems, browsers and other applications are mostly utilized by users of the system under test.

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Testers Must Examine the Selected Platforms, That Is:

  • to learn how to use them;
  • to study their capabilities, functions and features;
  • to familiarize themselves with various combinations of user settings and their impact on the installed software products.

It is known that one of the distinctions between mobile application testing and desktop testing or web site testing is that mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, have initially been created as means of communications.

So, executing manual testing of a mobile program one should compulsory check how it handles interruptions by inbound and outbound calls, messages; various types of networking technologies; conditions of connections.

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  • Sandra Wright

    Hi

    Can’t agree more with your sentiments regarding manual testing. As someone with extensive experience in the testing field a personal favorite is Experitest’s SeeTestManual (http://experitest.com/manual/). I find it to be a wonderful tool that allows for rigorous manual testing of mobile applications and allows for replication of tests on more than one device.