Designed to help organizations of all sizes – from ten-person startups to dev agencies to in-house teams at global brands – this eBook will dispel some common myths about mobile app testing and outline several proven strategies to help you deal with mobile's exhaustive test matrix. The range of topics includes:
The Most Common Mobile Testing Challenges
What are the most frequent hang-ups you're likely to encounter when testing your mobile applications and mobile sites? What bugs will cause users to quickly abandon an application? What are the rookie mistakes you'll need to avoid? Using real-world examples, we'll cover these obstacles in great detail and provide you with tips on how to avoid these pitfalls throughout the dev process. This covers everything from guidelines for things like sign-up and login, menu options and input methods to data handling, operating system, device-specific bugs and more. Additionally, this section is segmented by testing types, which means you'll learn about the common challenges specific to...continue reading...
The Key Differences Between Native Apps and the Mobile Web
They're both mobile, but the testing challenges of native apps are entirely different from those of the mobile web. Native apps still have a higher user rate and remain the only option if your app needs to access specific APIs (such as the camera or address book). Native apps also offer a highly controllable custom experience because they are developed specifically for a designated operating system – so you can control exactly how it looks on each device. There are drawbacks in terms of testing usability, functionality and design. In this section, we'll break down the pros, cons and expert opinions of native apps, the mobile web and hybrid apps to help you make a more informed decision with regard to ...continue reading...
The Increasingly Complex Testing Matrix
Before you can achieve thorough testing coverage, you'll need to know what you're up against in terms of the QA matrix. Perhaps the most difficult aspect of the mobile testing matrix is device fragmentation. This is especially true of the Android operating system, with its seemingly countless permutations. In this section, we'll show you how to cover a much wider range of devices with in-the-wild testing via a crowdsourced community. We'll also address the wide variety of mobile operating systems - including Android, iOS and Windows Phone - which also pose a challenge for dev and engineering teams whose goal is to ...continue reading...Get the rest of the story >>>