How to Perform Location Tour?

How to Perform Location Tour?
December 23 10:00 2013 Print This Article

Most of modern mobile devices can determine their location. Location services are widely utilized by mobile users directly and they are involved in many mobile software products.

Location service is very helpful if it works correctly. But when something is wrong with it the user may be confused or get into trouble. That is why location related issues should be checked during mobile testing if the location service is used by the tested software.

One of efficient approaches to checking location services is location tour.

Executing Location Tour One Should Check the Next Situations:

  1. Walk fast and then suddenly stop. If the program computes the next potential location, the computations of current location may be wrong.
  2. After walking stay in the same place for several minutes and check if the program shows the same location.
  3. Check how the location service operates near high constructions containing steel during mobile application testing.
  4. Check if the location service works appropriately in different times of days. If it relies on networking towers it may operate slowly and with delays when the towers are overloaded by users.
  5. Performing mobile testing it is wise to check functioning of the location service in various weather conditions.
  6. A software testing company recommends to compare results of location determining in a building and outside near the same building. The computations may differ significantly because of interferences.

Such situations are never checked during web site testing or desktop testing as personal computers are static.

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