Top 10 Best Practices for Mobile App Testing
Fresh out of the oven, we have compiled a list of top 10 mobile app testing methods. For the best results, make sure your mobile app development company follows each of these best practices.
- Line up target devices
Which devices do you expect people to download your app most on? Which device will be least prioritized?
Instead of blindly launching tests on multiple devices, distill your devices down to high priority and low priority. This way you will not only save resources but greatly downsize your testing efforts.
- Language tests
Any good app developer will tell you this: do not skip language tests. Every language has different characters that require different spacing. A language test will show if the UI of your app is capable of adapting according to the language.
- Smooth install/update procedures
Your mobile app designer will be making continuous updates to the mobile app to keep it afloat. The last thing you want is for your user to lose all their existing data or experience trouble during updating, installing, or uninstalling the app.
- Address privacy concerns
Users do not hesitate before uninstalling an app if they feel it compromises their privacy or security in any way. During the testing phase, be sure remove any unclear or shady permission request.
As a general rule, mobile app developers do not ask for access to irrelevant areas. Make sure you don’t either.
- Standard software testing
A mobile app is a software, and before launching any software, it is passed through a series of standardized tests.
Don’t disregard those.
- User-friendly features
Is it easy to navigate the app? Is the button size usable? Is there any unneeded information in the app? Is all the useful information easily accessible and clearly visible?
Remember, your user is not here to solve a puzzle!
- Commonly faced scenarios
An app designer will always pit his app against commonly faced mobile phone troubles to see how well or bad the app fares. Weak internet connection, low battery, and standby mode – these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Is your app smoothly transitioning from one task to another? Test the battery consumption of your app, is it reasonable? Above all, are any parts of the screen unresponsive?
- Content adaptability
Not everyone will be installing your app in the same geographical location as yours. During the testing phase ensure that your app adapts and displays its geography-specific contents the same way as does to you.
A proxy service is an excellent way to test your content adaptability for different locations.
- Fault tolerance
By downloading your app, people are giving precious mobile phone real estate to you. This is the ultimate opportunity for an app development company to prove its mettle to the client. So during the testing phase, be sure to pit your app against as many “mobile phone adversaries” as possible.