You have probably heard that quality is a must for successful apps since the competition to gain the attention of users is fierce. And you cannot build a high-quality mobile application without testing it. In fact, it goes hand-in-hand with mobile app development process. (This is one of the first things you must know how to do properly.) And with the plethora of apps on app stores with very poor ratings, mobile testing for quality assurance is something that every app developers
must master in other to build impressive applications. To help you learn how to do mobile testing properly, here are 7 must-know tips on how to do it efficiently.
1. Test the basics of the mobile application – the prototype
If you have your prototype already sketched and it’s testable, the first thing to do is to test its functionality. What this means, basically, is that you get those who the app is meant to use it. To do this, you must get them to a room or preferably a restaurant. And then you give them the app(s) to use and write down their responses as you go along. It is an opportunity to ask different app-related questions and write down the responses. And use it as part of your mobile app development process.
2. Run quality assurance on the well-built mobile application
Once the app has been fully built, it is time to do the quality assurance mobile app test. To begin this process, test the functionality of the app on desktop browsers. If the tester found bugs, they obviously need to be fixed adequately, especially functional bugs that could affect it in the mobile app development stage.
3. Do quality assurance mobile testing on your app to fetch out non-compatibility issues
It is not uncommon to experience non-compatibility issues with different OS, such as Android or iOS platforms. That is why you need to test it on iPhone, or Android or Nexus. This is very important to make sure that it is super compatible with the OS it is built for. (A study shows that in the first and second quarters of 2018, 8 billion apps were downloaded but most of those apps got deleted in a week.) You want to make sure you give your users an amazing experience with apps that are very compatible with the OS it is built for. Also, find device and browser-specific bugs.
4. Test for download and installation- related issues
Your app can be compatible; still, there could be download and installation-related problems. You need to check for this too after your mobile app development process has been completed. In fact, there are a myriad of apps that are compatible but have download-related issues. This does not include users on a slow network such as the 2G network. The truth is, you cannot do much if the user is using a slow network to download it, which will inevitably make the download process much longer. But that does not mean that you should not put this into consideration in your mobile app development. It is not advisable to design your app to consume too much memory on users’ devices. Apparently, if the megabyte of your app is much, it will take painstakingly long time to download it on a slower network.
5. Initiate a post-launch automated mobile testing protocol – continuous testing under the radar.
Once the app is on the market and readily available for download, any unforeseen incident can happen at any time. And since bugs need to be detected as quickly as possible and fixed immediately, it’s crucial to initiate an automated post-launch mobile testing protocol for your application under the radar once you have properly done your mobile app development
. This process is very important. Actually, it is a huge mistake to think that everything is supposed to go on just fine once the app is on the market.
6. Fix app discoverability issues too
It is ludicrous to design an app, do mobile testing
, upload it on mobile app store and fold your arms and expect tons of download. Most people will not notice it. If you consider the fierce competition you will experience on the market, this makes sense. So fix discoverability issues and make sure you use both offline and online channels to promote your app purposefully. If you expect millions of people to see it, start with cost-effective options like social media marketing (Facebook, Instagram, etc marketing), content marketing, influencer marketing, Google ad and a host of other options.
7. Fix crashing issues
The mobile app crash rate is 1 to 2 percent. And the worst part is, 62 percent of people uninstall an app if they experience crashes or error. So it is crucial that your app does not crash when it is downloaded and installed. The only way to know for certain that your app will not crash is to do mobile app testing for it. If you notice any crash issues, fix it immediately. If you do not do this, you will be surprised how readily people are to leave more than bad reviews, which will prevent others from downloading it.
In sum, quality assurance through mobile testing must be done the right way to boost effectiveness. Otherwise, you will spend lots of weeks developing apps that will end up getting a meager download. And there are a lot of tools and websites that can help you with it. Also, it is important to use the tips discussed on here for effective results. Back