Mobile App Testing….. Only a developer can understand the pain of testing. Don’t miss the cringe of app developers when you say “app testing” words. It’s not because they are afraid of testing. The case is they are afraid of those millions of devices loaded with different OS versions and features as well. Making an app compatible to all devices just seem impossible to them. That’s why they rely on testing team to come up with a flawless app.
Going through each device for testing purpose was actually a close-to impossible task. Not anymore. Thanks to invented tools and testing tricks to get job done more efficiently than earlier. Talking about the tricks, I got a few that seem to be a bit unusual than others and deserve to reach on your hands.
Manual and Automated Testing
During manual testing, a popular form of app testing, tester runs an app like a user or like he is playing the role of user. He checks each feature of app to verify everything is working fine.
In automated testing, tester relies on particular softwares to make the app eligible to deliver on app store. Software testing can detect the bugs which are difficult to observe during manual testing.
That was just a short intro of testing types. Surely, you know. I am here to talk about a trick I found out within testing region. It is the mixture of manual testing and automated testing.
Research says that combining the both options of testing results into increased efficiency of app testing as well as app testers. This is going to save lots of time and money too.
Now, let’s discuss how one can combine the both.
Automated and manual testing are like 80/20 rule. For both type of testing, you have to choose the devices first.
Answer the below given questions when you are looking for devices to pass your app through:
- Which devices are in use the most?
- Which OS versions are currently on work?
- Which screen sizes are popular these days?
- Which leading manufacturers are ruling the smartphone world?
When you get answer of all such questions, you will get to know which devices areimportant for your app.
Once you are done with device selection, switch your focus on tools/softwares you want to use for automated testing. If done, you are ready to play the 80/20 rule.
Automated testing holds the 80% portion of whole testing section and manual remains with 20% only.
The purpose behind automated testing for 80% is once softwares hunt out possible flaws within the app, manual testing remains with a little to verify everything is going on well.
Automated testing was less famous, but now it is grabbing attention of all. But it doesn’t mean you should rely on software only as manual testing is also important. Many are doing the mistake of choosing one testing format from the two and often end up receiving crash feedbacks from users. Indulging both types of testing processes keep flaws and bad feedbacks at bay.