Surely this question goes towards the top of search requests related to the QA services. Why Mobile application testing services are so important in the modern world? The number of mobile users steadily increases. According to Statista, by 2023, it is expected to reach 7.26 billion users worldwide. No wonder that by 2022, the number of mobile app downloads is forecasted to rise to 258 billion. In the era of smart-phones mobile applications rapidly conquer the market. A growing number of tools and frameworks help to test functionality, usability and consistency of an application before it goes to end-users.
Today, there are apps for every mobile device and their market success entirely depends on user reviews. To provide the best user experience to your customers make sure to invest in mobile application testing services.
What differentiates mobile application testing from other testing services?
Mobile application testing is a process by which application software developed for handheld mobile devices is tested for its functionality, consistency, performance and so on. Mobile application testing includes usability testing, mobile functional testing, mobile performance testing. It can be an automated, performed manually or using a combination of both types.
Mobile application testing is a complex process. Quality assurance engineers must test dozens of various screen resolutions, several versions of operating systems, all kinds of connection types, etc. Mobile application testing guarantees that an application released through a marketplace is of the highest quality.
A wide variety of specific operating systems and component configurations such as Android, iOS, BlackBerry and other make it more complicated to test mobile applications.
Mobile phone OS quickly becomes obsolete. In addition, there is a limit to updating their OS. Mobile devices use network connections, desktop use broadband connection or Wi-Fi. Mobile devices constantly search the network. That is why you should test the application at different data rates. Tools, which are good for the desktop apps testing, are not fully suitable for the mobile application testing. Mobile applications must support multiple input channels (keyboard, voice, gestures, etc.), multimedia technologies and other features that increase their usability.
What are the benefits of Mobile application testing?
It provides the better UI/UX
Testing allows QA engineers to put themselves in users' shoes and assess the overall app experience. They explore the logic behind the application and double-check if it's intuitive and convenient to follow. It's essential, however, to keep running UI and UX tests throughout the entire development life cycle if you're expecting impressive results.
It allows to ensure a proper functioning
QAs' mission is to make sure that an app functions without a glitch. They check a mobile application performance under specific performance requirements: different load conditions, changing networks, etc. Every QA team decides for itself whether it will be using real devices for testing or emulators. When weighing up these two options, we strongly recommend against putting all your eggs in one basket. Simulators are quite handy in the initial stages of app development, but to ensure that your app performs smoothly, consider real devices before launch. Our experience tells us that combining the two approaches and complementing them with a device cloud would be the best option.
It allows to get users' loyalty.
In the end, it's all about the user. People who enjoy an app will keep using it and even recommend it to their friends. This will help your business build a strong reputation in the industry and reach an even wider audience. But you will never achieve a high level of loyalty is your app keeps enraging users. So, be sure to test often and test a lot.