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MOBILE APPLICATION TESTING

Insights into testing platforms and challenges

MOBILE APPLICATION TESTING

Insights into testing platforms and challenges

MOBILE APPLICATION TESTING

Insights into testing platforms and challenges

Multiple touchpoints:

Device variety:

Mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, other wearable

Input variety:

Finger touch, stylus, physical keyboard, virtual keyboard, switches, etc.

OS variety:

All versions of iOS, Android, Windows, Safari

Connectivity:

Mobile network, WIFI, airplane mode

Reasons mobile apps fail:

  • Poor user experience
  • Lagging performance
  • Extended loading time
  • Difficulty in accessing features
  • App crashes

Stats to mind:

58%

of iOS-based devices suffer from performance failures like apps crashing or components shutting down.

25%

of users abandon mobile apps after facing just 3 sec of delay

44%

of the app defects are found after application release by customers44

Multiple touchpoints:

Device variety:

Mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, other wearable

Input variety:

Finger touch, stylus, physical keyboard, virtual keyboard, switches, etc.

OS variety:

All versions of iOS, Android, Windows, Safari

Connectivity:

Mobile network, WIFI, airplane mode

Reasons mobile apps fail:

  • Poor user experience
  • Lagging performance
  • Extended loading time
  • Difficulty in accessing features
  • App crashes

Stats to mind:

58%

of iOS-based devices suffer from performance failures like apps crashing or components shutting down.

25%

of users abandon mobile apps after facing just 3 sec of delay

44%

of the app defects are found after application release by customers

Device variety:

Mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches, other wearable

Input variety:

Finger touch, stylus, physical keyboard, virtual keyboard, switches, etc.

OS variety:

All versions of iOS, Android, Windows, Safari

Connectivity:

Mobile network, WIFI, airplane mode

  • Poor user experience
  • Lagging performance
  • Extended loading time
  • Difficulty in accessing features
  • App crashes

An overview of mobile testing tools and its parameters

An overview of mobile testing tools and its parameters

Testing toolApp under testPlatformApp typePricingMobile Recording
AppiumMobileIOS, AndroidNative,Hybrid, WebOpen sourceNo, But possible with APIs available out of the box
RanorexMobile/Web/ DesktopIOS, AndroidNative,Hybrid, WebCommercialYes
Test completeMobile/Web/ DesktopIOS, AndroidNative,Hybrid, WebCommercialYes
Experitest) See testMobile/Web/ DesktopIOS, AndroidNative,Hybrid, WebCommercialYes
Monkey talkMobileIOS, AndroidNative,Hybrid, WebOpen sourceYes
CalabashMobileNative, hybridNative, HybridOpen sourceNo
Testing toolConfigurationParallel execution on multi-platformProgramming LanguageSame Script for all platformsGestures supported
AppiumComplex to use, require extra setupYesJava, PHP, C#, Python, Ruby, javascript with node.js, and othersYes, with minimal changesSupports extensively
RanorexEasy to use, no extra setup neededYesC# and VB.NETYes, with minimal changesYes
Test completeModerately easy to use. No extra setup neededYesJavascript, jscript, python, VBscript, Delphi script, C#, C++Yes, with minimal changesYes
Experitest) See testModerately easy to use. No extra setup neededYesJavascriptYesYes
Monkey talkModerately easy to use. No extra setup neededYesJavascriptYesYes
CalabashYesRuby, Gherkin languageNoSupports extensively
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