How to properly test your mobile application
The mobile application market is more than full. However, only a few applications are truly successful. When the competition is so fierce, it is necessary for your application to be free of any glitches. Thus, testing it becomes more and more important. In order for the testing to be effective, you need to follow a few essential steps.
Determine what you will test and define your strategy
First step is to determine clearly and specifically what you are going to test. Once you have established this, it is necessary to define the purpose - this is where the strategy will start. This will be based on defining the functional requirements and functions that you want to test. Each application has some functional testing needs. However, starting from your purpose, you need to see what your needs are. You have to adapt your needs to the type of mobile app, network compatibility, type of interaction and so on.
After establishing the purpose and the strategy, you have to organize a testing plan. Specifically, you will see how the testing will be organized. You can choose between automatic and manual testing. However, the experts usually choose a combination of them because both have pros and cons. Whatever your choice is, it needs to be executed correctly.
Now that the goal is set, the strategy developed and the plan made, it’s time to take action! You will execute the test considering the purpose and strategy, but also according to the previously established plan. Considering all this, automatic or manual testing will be performed. Following this come the results, which in order to restore the efficiency of the testing process will be interpreted and analyzed. This takes us to the next step…
Manage and correct flaws
Following the interpretation and analysis of the results, you have to observ and correct the possible defects. For the identification to be effective, correct prioritization is a must. You can divide them into: low, medium, high and blocker defects, in ascending order of priority. However, you need a strategic perspective when you divide them.
For the process to be efficient, the review is mandatory. Through it you can see what were the strengths and weaknesses of the process, but also other details about the efficiency of the test. Those informations can be used to make a comparative analysis based on previous results. Thus, there will be an evolution or devolution of the mobile application. In addition, the review helps us not to repeat the same mistakes, but also to improve the testing process.
To sum up…
For a mobile application to be truly efficient, free from any glitches, testing becomes a necessity. An efficient application leads to happy customers, and this will contribute to the growth of the mobile app. So, if you want to be the best, to deliver a flawless mobile app, it’s time to test it!