Mobile Testing: determine strength of network signals

by Nataliia Vasylyna | March 5, 2014 10:00 am

Each professional software testing company claims that it is of utmost importance to check how mobile programs operate when network signals are of different strength.

Such exploration is also wise to perform in course of web site testing or desktop testing. But mobile devices and mobile software products consequently almost always work in different networking conditions and mobile network signals are often not as strong as we wish them to be.

It is convenient to perform mobile testing, in particular, to check how mobile software handles weak and strong signals, when WiFi is used.

WiFi Symbol Displays Bars Depending on the Signal Strength:

Cellular networks do not indicate the signals strength. So, it is hard to determine if the signals are strong or weak at the moment. That is why a software testing company recommends to install special software estimating strength and speed of network signals. Such program is helpful during any mobile application testing.

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Endnotes:
  1. The A-Z Guide: When Mobile App Testing Is Done Right?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/09/04/mobile-app-testing-guide/
  2. Top Automation tools for Mobile Testing in 2020: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/02/04/automation-mobile-testing/
  3. Kids Apps UI/UX requirements: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/10/29/kids-applications-ui-ux/

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