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About The Product
Can I download the app?
Can I download an update?
Can I update the app when there are multiple updates?
What happens if I don’t update?
What happens when the OS is updated?
What should it work with? OS. Platforms. Browsers.
How is data saved?
Does the app write to the SD card?
What happens if it is filled/full?
What happens if it is removed?
What happens if it is changed?
Is data saved online (in the cloud)?
Functional Testing – What Does It Do?
Does the app perform the designed tasks?
Does the app perform non-designed tasks
Is prevention of actions adequate?
Does the app ask me to turn on services? Location specific. Wifi. Social
Is the user redirected? To full site. From app to web. From web to app.
What do errors look like?
UI – does the UI and design work as intended? Is there room for
misunderstanding or error?
Is it accessible?
Does it comply with any standards, good practice or guidelines?
Data – Testing What It Processes
How does time apply to the app? Based on phone time? Server time?
Consider different time zones.
What does it track and update? Reward points? Friends. Purchases. Check-
Does it sync?
Does it update?
Is there consistency between web and mobile?
What clues can analytics provide?
History – how are things saved? User details? Data?
Data input / output – what goes in and out. Locations. Preferences. Friends.
Contacts. Languages. Files. Size. Media.
Platform – What Does It Depend On?
Device settings. Default settings and non-default settings.
What tablet device is being used? What version of hardware or software?
On app store - Submission requirements. User guides. Development specs
3G / Wifi – Reliability. Strength. Availability. Hotspots. Dead spots.
Content – Text size. Content adjustment. Responsive design.
UI - Touchscreen gestures – Swipe. Zoom. Pinch. Multi touch. Shake.
Peripherals – Keyboards. Mifi devices. Synching Peripherals
Software - GPS (Location Services). Email. Standard /pre-installed Software?
Multi-tasking / Switching between apps
Operations – Test How It Is Used
What are people saying
App ratings / comments
Comments on the (social)