mobile app testing

15 Oct 2016

CAN YOUR APP SURVIVE WITHOUT APP TESTING? (Updated)

“Don’t fiddle with my Mobile, it is brand new”; it’s one of the common most situations, experienced by most of us in our household.

Once a new mobile device is bought, usually the reason behind our freaking out is not the brand new status of our device but the wrong usage of mobile, which might lead to some destructive element within our device. 

With a new mobile, the first and foremost action performed is downloading the most useful mobile apps to make our day-to-day work easier and more convenient. 

Unfortunately, not all mobile apps give us a memorable experience to cherish forever. 

Many times, while working on any app, we receive a notification “unfortunately, XYZ has stopped working.”And it keeps on reoccurring till the time we re-start our device or uninstall that app.

Can app bugs be dangerous?

At times the damage caused by the app bug is way beyond our imagination and most of us end in despair. 

The first thing a user expects is to have a smooth experience with the mobile, which includes the significant app download as well to make the life convenient. However, these all precious visions go and get dumped once you download an app and that crashes the software. 

This actually makes the heart sinks and turned out to be detrimental to the branding.

How can a bug, bugs-down your business reputation?

In the process of brand recognition, one more aspect which carries the equal pursuit of perfection is the quality standard. And to maintain it, brand owners need to regularly review and maintain the quality standards. 

A faulty app is nothing but a piece of trash, no matter even if it is coming from a blue-collar company brand bucket.

Ohh, that sounds scary and rude!

But accept it, since this is the fact!

This is where app testing comes into the picture and help in identifying to determine what parts of the apps are perfect and what are actionable. In this competitive era, app testing help in fixing the app bugs before the targeted customers are affected and start rating your app with the most acerbic comments.

More reasons to embrace app testing?

The ever-growing usage of mobile phones cannot be ignored and according to a Tech article, users will have downloaded about  213 million by 2020 only in USA. 

At the same time, one more survey conducted, states 68% of users don’t use an app again after encountering a major issue. 

In total, it reflects that if an app doesn’t function as per the user’s expectations, then it can lead to hazardous effects on your product concept and your business’ reputation. 

App testing performed by the professionals eradicates the chances of frustration, which the user might face while using the app.

The existing competition in each field has led to impatience in mobile users, where they want to perform their tasks on mobile, either while traveling or being in their convenient place. They rely and depend on their mobile apps and value their mobile apps religiously, so their expectations from the downloaded apps go towards the little higher side. 

Once a user faces a problem with an app bug, their total experience with a mobile platform and the experience of a brand get questioned and the brand or the operating system might even lose the brand reputation from the resented user.

Challenges faced by QA analysts

The application’s quality is the major goal to be achieved by the mobile application tester. With the continuous upgrade and the upsurge in the mobile market, every user wants to experience the unique app experience. 

App testers utilize the mobile emulators, which are the software used on a desktop to provide a mock-up of mobile phone’s display and operating system. 

Emulators are the most cost-effective option designed specifically for testing, although they offer great help to the users.

However, there is a loophole of emulated devices, where they can miss the factual problems which can be provided by the real device only, for instance how the app behaves during an incoming or outgoing call. 

Also, there are many applications, which need to be tested on the Internet for their operation and can only be tested on real devices that have wifi connections.

What to be considered?

App testers need to test the apps on devices of different sizes and resolutions, cloud testing tools on emulators or real devices.

This helps them to connect to and control real mobile devices over the Internet. 

Apart from these aspects app testers must know how to do memory leakage testing, security testing, interruption testing, device-specific testing, OS-specific testing and should be knowing one or two tools to check the performance. 

App testing does not stop at these factors, but the tester has to deal with network issues such as; poor, good network, network changes like Wi-Fi to 3G/4G and sooner it will be 5G, vice-a-versa, performance while multiple apps are being used simultaneously, memory leakage issues, battery consumption issues, etc.

Final word

For a normal user, a mobile application doesn’t involve any rocket science behind it, but actually, it involves!

Since it includes a process that needs careful steps to discover and fix the bugs before making the app go-live on the app stores. 

The app testing helps your potential customers, regardless of their mobile brand and preferred operating system they prefer, get the pleasant get the same great experience they expect; ultimately drive them to explore the beauty of your product.

Are you wondering where to get a team of skilled app testers? Then you must not go anywhere, as Techugo has brought a full-fledged solution for you. 

At Techugo, we conduct quality checks and follow a stringent app testing policy. 

You can get in touch with our team to discuss further your app concept to bring into reality. The discussion would help you to gain a better insight into your app requirement and experience the best app developed by our team.

You can reach us at: sales@techugo.com

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