Testing has always been considered a complex task, especially testing a mobile application that is consumer facing one. It won’t be wrong to say that it is purely an art. Several of mobile operating systems, device sizes and scenarios make it appear extremely difficult. It is necessary to ascertain that the apps meet consumer expectations for speed, responsiveness, ease of use and more.
Hence here we have come up with several of testing tips that will help you while testing a mobile app.
Test OS platforms on physical devices
Though an app needs to be tested on the operating systems which it supports, still it’s also necessary to ensure that you test it on those operating systems using physical devices. The testing process can be executed easily using various emulators, simulating with different operating systems, yet they don’t entirely match with the features of actual devices and this is what mainly leads to the problems.
Check UI on Different Screen Sizes
Such apps need to be designed that always perform on various screens, however, this necessity is not always met that this often leads to app deletion. Thus, in order to lessen its chances, it’s necessary that the developers cross check on all the supported models, checking the apps user interface on every screen sizes of all devices.
Test for Different Internet Speeds
Slow internet speed proves to be the biggest hindrance in the user’s app experience, therefore you must test your app on both slow and fast connections in order to ensure that the app works well at any internet speed.
When internet connection is lost
Often users face internet connectivity issue, but you must ascertain that their app experience doesn’t turn bad due to the same, especially when the user is performing important activities, such as form filling or during a transaction. Ensure that your app has options to save the transaction for later or it must inform the user regarding the issue.
Minimized battery use
Usually what leads to the uninstallation of most apps, is battery consumption as it is easy to check battery consumption for apps individually. Thus you must optimize your app in order to minimize its battery usage.
App’s performance with other basic features
Mainly a mobile phone is useful in calling and messaging, thus one must ensure that when your app is open, there is no issue in receiving calls and other system notifications.
Follow Guidelines of All Major Platforms
It’s essential to follow guidelines illustrated by the major operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows as it is helpful in handling features and user experience standards. In case your app fails to follow those guidelines, then higher are the chances of failing.
Make the first impression lasting
Often it happens that people download the app, but 70 percent of those apps are used only once. So you must make the first impression lasting as in case your app’s performance doesn’t meet user’s expectations, then it will directly invite a negative review that is certainly not desirable.