Test Your Mobile Application

5As smart phone users increase each year, the use of mobile applications also increase. The statistics indicate that the mobile phone or tablet users choose the web interfaces lesser and spend 89% of their time using mobile applications (https://www.go-globe.com/blog/mobile-apps-usage/).

The mobile application revenues, $35 billion in 2014, are envisioned to more than double and reach $77 in 2017. Such statistics show that the potential of the market is high and those who structure themselves the right way could earn big income. While using the term “Structuring the right way”, we mean error free, easy to use, secure and fast applications with good interfaces. We can safely state that attaining these results for applications is possible through the right tests.

The environments used while developing applications reminds me of an abbreviation used in Chemistry tests during high school years N.Ş.A (0°C temperature and 1 ATM pressure). The environmental conditions are specific therefore the variability in these environments does not need to be taken into consideration during calculations. In fact, it is similar as applications are developed. We have perfect environments in labs; there is no connection problem, number of devices is few, there is no unnecessary application in the environment and they all have the best operating systems. Unfortunately, we do not have such environments in the real world conditions and our applications face many problems.

The primary issues our applications would face under the real world conditions can be listed as follows;

  • Different types of devices: The number of mobile devices is ever increasing and they have different screen dimensions, resolution, processor power and other characteristics. How can we ensure the operability of our applications on these devices?
  • Actual Devices: Is the emulator or the simulator sufficient? There is a big difference between the fingers touching the screens of actual devices and mouse clicks. Ok, how can we have so many different devices?
  • Location: Your connection varies depending on the network and your location, however is it possible to reproduce it in a lab environment?
  • Software not updated: There are many users who do not update their software regularly. In fact, there are hundreds of thousands devices with very old Android versions. How will your application run on these old versions?

Many more items can be added to the above issues. As we develop our applications, we can also keep testing under different conditions and requirements to avoid facing such issues or minimizing them. Considering the cost of errors identified by the end users in the live environment, we can avoid these costs as well by performing the right tests.

In conclusion, the subject of “Test” which is one of the most important pieces of application development is very crucial and has to be included in the processes. You “Publish your mobile application confidently”. Leave the Testing work to us.

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