With an ever increasing amount of traditional, web-based content being accessed from mobile devices performance testing of mobile apps has become critical. According to the 2012-2013 World Quality Report, 64% of firms identified performance as a focus for mobile testing over both functional testing and security. It’s no wonder why firms are placing this degree of focus on mobile performance. Consumers expect their mobile content to be delivered as fast as it would be through a desktop / high bandwidth connection and they won’t hesitate to find other options when it’s not. On the surface, performance testing of mobile apps may appear to be no different from web apps. However, applying the same testing techniques used for traditional web-based systems may produce inaccurate results, or fail to expose performance issues. Mobile apps present unique differences and challenges that must be addressed to ensure performance tests accurately represent production user behavior and load profiles. This session will discuss how to address unique mobile app challenges such as device / OS diversity, mobile user behavior and network variability. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of best practices for ensuring the performance of their business critical mobile applications.