No one really wants to do it. It’s expensive. It’s time consuming. But unfortunately, it’s needed to ensure that the end users have a positive experience when they use our mobile applications. And it’s vital that we make sure that the experience is a great one for every end user every time they use our application, starting with that very first time. Fail to do a good job of testing and our customer will end up doing it for us.
The goal of our testing efforts is not to find errors. Perhaps the developers have actually done a great job and did not make any mistakes. But, our goal in testing is to understand the quality of our offering. Does the app work as expected and meet the customer needs?
The test approach is black-box and applicable to all popular mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile and mobile web apps including HTML5 sites. The resulting test plans can be run by hand or with an automated testing system.
Generic Workflow for Testing defined in the flow diagram shows the various aspects of Development activity , the movement of flow to the QA activity along with the QA certification of the application.
QA takes over the Testing once the initial phase of Development is done and the build is ready for testing.
QA Process/Testing Activity
Why is mobile app testing so important?
Like the Web itself, a mobile Web application is viewable by users around the world. Even if you’re initially targeting only users in a single country or on a single network, it helps to understand the Global dynamics. Testing is necessary to deliver a better product to the end customer.