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Testing mobile apps, the right way

Demand for mobile apps is more than ever, creating immense pressure among the organizations to push the apps faster in the market to have their exclusive version before their competitors come up with a similar app. Hence, they often overlook the testing activities as they are in a hurry to release the app. Testing apps is a critical part of the entire app development process, it should be performed correctly to yield the best results and release quality apps in the market.

To get the maximum out of app testing and create flawlessly working apps available for users, implementing an effective app testing strategy is pivotal. A good testing strategy will streamline the process and give efficient results. Here are some tips and tricks discussed to help you get the best results from your testing process.

There are many app testing tools available in the market that can ease the tedious testing process. Choose the right tool and you are halfway through the process of achieving great testing results. Tenjin Online is one such test automation platform that is designed to test web, Android, and iOS applications.

Efficient test automation strategy

Testing is an important aspect of the entire app development process. No matter what new technology and skilled workforce you have involved in developing the app, it cannot be released in the market without testing it. All the errors that arise during development will be dissolved at the testing stage, preventing it from any future risks and delivering seamlessly working apps to the users.

In order to make sure testing is done the right way and it adds value to your business, you should analyze the best practices and implement them. Here are some of the points that you can consider to amplify the results of your testing process.

Strategizing: Before you get into testing directly, it is essential to prepare an effective plan. It is important to have a clear picture of how you are going to test the app, what will be the steps involved, what are you going to test, whether you are planning for manual or automation testing, which testing framework to choose, etc. Without proper planning, there may be confusion and discrepancies, and it could also be time-consuming as there is no ideal process to follow and everything is being done in a trial-and-error manner. However, a proper strategy will allow a smooth workflow, while saving on time and cost as the scenarios of rework is reduced.

Automate the testing process: Automate is the key to get efficient testing results. Manual testing can be extremely tedious, time-consuming, and prone to errors due to it mundane and repetitive nature. Performing manual testing for complex processes like end-to-end testing and frequent regressions cannot be fruitful. Hence, automating the testing process is the fastest, easiest, and most efficient way to perform testing.

Choose the right automation tool: The market is flooded with a diverse range of tools available for testing, but not all of them will help you achieve the desired results. It is important to select the right tool based on your requirements; thorough research has to be conducted based on your requirements and budget.

Writing test cases for varied scenarios: To test the app for all probability, test cases should be written for all possible scenarios. A good repository of test cases will allow to test the app with all kinds of probabilities and ensure that it emerges as a flawless app.

Integrating device farms: Device farms are an essential addition to your app testing process. With a diverse range of smartphone models and versions available today, it becomes extremely difficult to set up all the devices considering their availability and huge cost. Hence, integrating device farms will resolve the issue; here, all device models and versions can be easily accessed on Cloud. This is the most efficient and cost-effective way to test the apps.

Functionality testing: Functional testing is performed to test if any functional discrepancies are arising in the system. It ensures that all the functionalities of the app are working as expected and offer a seamless user experience.

**UI/UX testing: **UI or user interface and UX or user experience are important aspects of app testing as they form the first point of contact of the app with the users. Testing has to be performed to check if the look and feel of the app are as expected, the buttons, icons, and other features appearing on the screen are placed accordingly, the zoom-in and zoom-out are working perfectly, navigation is seamless, and the overall user experience is enjoyable.

Performance testing: When an app faces a heavy traffic scenario, it may experience reduced responsiveness or even collapse at an unusual load. Hence, performance testing has to be conducted to test the load the app can take, stability, and scalability.

Security testing: Even if you have created the most innovative app with new features like none of your competitors, it can still fail in the market if its security systems are compromised. Hence, security testing has to be performed to prevent any attack from malicious attacks and protect data.


Implementing testing is important, but it is more important to do it correctly. You can achieve great results only when the process is done right. Hope this article gave a fair idea on how to get started with app testing.

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