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03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

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Mobile Testing- Part 1

Posted on: 18 February '14

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 Work-Flow

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

  • Initial Analysis on the Product (Native/Web /Hybrid App);
  • Walk through all the Requirement Documents and identifying functional and non-functional requirements;
  • Based on the Requirement prepare Test Plan and approximate time line required for testing;
  • Initial Test planning is done based on assumption of having 2 rounds of regression (Revisited based on the final outcome of testing done);
  • 1st round includes, BVT (Build Verification Test), Regression test;
  • 2nd round includes, Bug Verification, BVT, Regression Test;
  • Based on the above we would decide if we need to continue testing or if the build can be certified for Production.

Mobile Application Testing


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.

Dilip Reddy

Dilip Reddy is a test specialist with Mindtree