Top 3 Sins Of Mobile App Testing


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This mobile app has crashed seven times in the past 30 minutes and finally I have uninstalled it…this is the most common statement, we all get to hear in our vicinity and at times, we ourselves are the victims of such mobile apps’ blunders, but no matter from which corner the issue sprouts up, but indeed it is one of the most frustrating factors, when you realize that your app has bugs and it crashes frequently. What is more unfortunate is to know that mobile app developers don’t even realize where they are lacking and they keep on uploading the same pool of errors, woven well in their mobile apps and give the more number of reasons to the users to uninstall their mobile apps.


When a mobile app comes in the market, it is targeted to resolve the issues and the problems of users, which they face on a random note while accessing the services, but the moment users experience the flood of crashes, it all becomes a menace for the users, and instead of complimenting the situation with their tolerance, they simply switch to the most dreaded option that is to uninstall the mobile app instantly. Sooner mobile app developers understand the fact that getting a mobile app crashed frequently is nothing less than a crime, the better it is because you lose a bigger chunk of your potential users and the functionality of your mobile app gets overridden by the app bugs. With this blog I intend to focus on the major 3 sins, which cause havoc in the paradise of your mobile app, so let’s read ahead…

Depending Too Much On Emulators

It is a healthy practice to test, but relying only on emulators while testing the mobile application, is not a healthy choice. The over usage of emulators fail to get you the information related to network, bandwidth, and the connectivity issues and you would be missing the key information related to performance, quality, and user experience. To overcome this glitch, as a mobile app developer, you need to identify the issues occurring after using the emulators, and need to test with the real devices, I know due to the high-fragmentation of devices, it gets on nerves, but you can easily crack this nut, by doing some research on your targeted audience, and their preferred mobile devices. This would help you a lot and would save a huge deal on time. Also, you can pair an emulator with a load testing tool and using real devices in real carrier networks. Best practice suggests including the healthy mix of both physical device and emulation strategies to check the health of your Top Mobile App Development Companies performance

Neglecting Users’ Geographical Location

It is really an impressive aspect to know that you are well-versed with your mobile app and its testing demands, but in this run, you cannot miss the geographical location of your users. Your users hail from different geographical locations with different mobile bandwidth and download speeds, and you cannot depend on one particular bandwidth to access the information, rather you need to identify, that how your users would be accessing the mobile app, make a proper plan about the geographical diversity of your targeted users and try to cover all the range of geographical location.

Only Checking UI

It is great that your mobile app looks nice and has an impressive look, but you cannot depend only on app UI because a mobile app is not just about an eye-pleasing app UI, but it is something more as well. A mobile app consists of various APIs, and you need to keep a crosscheck that whether your mobile app is accurately delivering the correct response, also, you need to check the backend functionality of the mobile app, that how it is handling the slow requests from the mobile app. Although, I have already mentioned the relevance of network in the mobile app performance above, yet I would like to mention once again that mobile app ought to be tested in different networks as well, to minimize the chances of any poor app performance.

There are many other factors, which lead to app failure, and app testing is one of them. The mantra suggests, the more you check the better it is, also the mentioned mistakes in this blog are some which can easily be avoided if you test and follow the rules. As a tester you need to settle down the strategy for yourself, which means that you need to test the app early and as often, you don’t need to sit and wait for the problem to crop up, so you can take action, but play the proactive game here, don’t indulge into the procrastination methodology. Mark my words, this ideology works not just in your favor, but in the favor of your mobile app as well.

I love those app testing techniques, wherein the app functions and the app performance is tested in the real-time conditions and the situations, so the mobile application can chart the success scores. I would conclude my research as a user, to give you more reasons to admire and appreciate my tech-information….
So till the next time …just keep admiring and reading the blogs more….
Cheers to all 

Ankit Singh
Ankit Singh is the Founder and COO of Techugo, one of the fastest-growing mobile application development companies, based in India, USA & UAE. Follow him on FB and Twitter...


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