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Enough is not enough
Test Strategy for Mobile
Jatin Bhasin
@jatin_bhasin
Who am I ?
!   Tester
! Agilist
!   Learner
!   Traveller
! ThoughtWorker
What is Test Strategy ?
Definition
A test strategy is an outline that
describes the testing approach of
the software development cycle.
It is crea...
Test Strategy
!   Scope
!   Roles and Responsibilities
!   Environment
!   Testing Tools
!   Risks and Mitigation
!   Sche...
Why all the buzz about Mobile?
Did you know?
(Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia)
World Population ~ 7 Billion
Toothbrushes
~ 4.2 Billion
Cell Pho...
Yes, that’s true!
!   Smartphone usage grew by 50% from 2011 to 2012
!   91% of Americans have their mobile device within ...
Types of Mobile apps
Native Hybrid Mobile Web
Big challenges on small devices
!   Environment
!   Application
!   Users
!   Devices
!   Network
!   Automation
Environment
!   Frequent OS changes
!   Domain Constraints
Application
!   Native/web/hybrid Apps
!   Behavior on different devices
!   Tech stack differs for each OS
!   Comparison...
Users
!   Intuitive UI
!   Accommodating
maximum functionality
Devices
!   Browser limitations
!   Touch and non-touch devices
!   Memory Constraints
!   Battery Drainage
!   Keypad lock
Network
!   Sans network
!   Offline support
!   Wi-Fi
!   Interruptions
Automation
!   Device OS specific tools
!   Testing across platforms
!   Who will do it?
Test thy app
!   Physical Device
!   Simulators
!   Testing in the ‘Cloud’
!   Crowd Source testing
!   Automation
Physical Devices
!   Benefits
!   Challenges
Simulators
!   Benefits
!   Challenges
Testing in the ‘cloud’
!   Benefits
!   Challenges
!   Examples
!   Device Anywhere
!   Perfecto Mobile
! Testdroid
Crowd Source testing
!   Benefits
!   Challenges
!   Examples
!   Mob4Hire
! uTest
! Testcovery
Automation - Android
! Robotium
!   Bot-Bot
! Monkeyrunner
! DroidPilot
! AndroidDriver
(Selenium/WebDriver)
Automation - iOS
!   Frank
!   KIF (Keep It Functional)
! UIAutomation
!   Zucchini
Automation - cross platform
! Appium
!   Calabash
! NativeDriver
!   And many more…
Types of testing
!   Usability
!   Performance
!   Security
!   Interface Testing
!   Services Testing
!   Low level resou...
Usability Testing
!   Ease of use
!   Single handed use
!   How intuitive is it
Performance Testing
!   Need for speed
!   Get real
!   Business impact
!   3rd party integrations
!   Performance tuning
Security Testing
!   Penetration test
!   Vulnerability Assessment
!   Encryption
Mobile means faster feedback!
!   User Ratings
Forget me not !
!   Budget
!   Time to market
!   Target users
Recap
Challenges in Mobile Testing
Test thy app
Devices
Application UsersEnvironment
Network Automation
Automation
Tools
T...
Questions
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Enough is not enough - Test Strategy for Mobile

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This talk was presented at VodQA Gurgaon 3rd edition (11 July 2013)

Talk Abstract:
No matter how many devices, platforms or screen-sizes you test your mobile app on, your testing may still not be enough. In this era of ever increasing mobile devices and varied platforms, this is bound to happen unless you have a test plan tailored for the mobile world. The intent of this talk is to brace ourselves for this challenge and envision a test strategy for mobile that covers these widespread avenues.

About Speaker:
Jatin has been breaking software systems and helping in re-building them better since last 5+ years. Having worked for clients ranging from small startups to big enterprises, he has worked on variety of domains including telecom, retail, e-commerce, mobile and consulting. He works as Senior Quality Analyst at ThoughtWorks, Gurgaon.

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  • SeeTestCloud (http://experitest.com/) enables automation and manual mobile testing for all the newest devices in the field, including WP8. It also tests using Native and Web properties, ensuring a more stable and portable test, as opposed to competitors in the field.
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  1. 1. Enough is not enough Test Strategy for Mobile Jatin Bhasin @jatin_bhasin
  2. 2. Who am I ? !   Tester ! Agilist !   Learner !   Traveller ! ThoughtWorker
  3. 3. What is Test Strategy ?
  4. 4. Definition A test strategy is an outline that describes the testing approach of the software development cycle. It is created to inform project managers, testers, and developers about some key issues of the testing process.
  5. 5. Test Strategy !   Scope !   Roles and Responsibilities !   Environment !   Testing Tools !   Risks and Mitigation !   Schedule !   Priorities !   and more…
  6. 6. Why all the buzz about Mobile?
  7. 7. Did you know? (Source: Mobile Marketing Association Asia) World Population ~ 7 Billion Toothbrushes ~ 4.2 Billion Cell Phones ~ 5.1 Billion
  8. 8. Yes, that’s true! !   Smartphone usage grew by 50% from 2011 to 2012 !   91% of Americans have their mobile device within reach 24x7 !   This year, mobile phones will surpass PCs as the primary means of accessing the internet !   In 2011, Apple sold 48m mobile devices V/S 4.9m desktops/laptops. !   Only 20% of businesses have invested in a mobile solution (Source: various)
  9. 9. Types of Mobile apps Native Hybrid Mobile Web
  10. 10. Big challenges on small devices !   Environment !   Application !   Users !   Devices !   Network !   Automation
  11. 11. Environment !   Frequent OS changes !   Domain Constraints
  12. 12. Application !   Native/web/hybrid Apps !   Behavior on different devices !   Tech stack differs for each OS !   Comparison with web counterparts
  13. 13. Users !   Intuitive UI !   Accommodating maximum functionality
  14. 14. Devices !   Browser limitations !   Touch and non-touch devices !   Memory Constraints !   Battery Drainage !   Keypad lock
  15. 15. Network !   Sans network !   Offline support !   Wi-Fi !   Interruptions
  16. 16. Automation !   Device OS specific tools !   Testing across platforms !   Who will do it?
  17. 17. Test thy app !   Physical Device !   Simulators !   Testing in the ‘Cloud’ !   Crowd Source testing !   Automation
  18. 18. Physical Devices !   Benefits !   Challenges
  19. 19. Simulators !   Benefits !   Challenges
  20. 20. Testing in the ‘cloud’ !   Benefits !   Challenges !   Examples !   Device Anywhere !   Perfecto Mobile ! Testdroid
  21. 21. Crowd Source testing !   Benefits !   Challenges !   Examples !   Mob4Hire ! uTest ! Testcovery
  22. 22. Automation - Android ! Robotium !   Bot-Bot ! Monkeyrunner ! DroidPilot ! AndroidDriver (Selenium/WebDriver)
  23. 23. Automation - iOS !   Frank !   KIF (Keep It Functional) ! UIAutomation !   Zucchini
  24. 24. Automation - cross platform ! Appium !   Calabash ! NativeDriver !   And many more…
  25. 25. Types of testing !   Usability !   Performance !   Security !   Interface Testing !   Services Testing !   Low level resource testing !   Compatibility !   Operational
  26. 26. Usability Testing !   Ease of use !   Single handed use !   How intuitive is it
  27. 27. Performance Testing !   Need for speed !   Get real !   Business impact !   3rd party integrations !   Performance tuning
  28. 28. Security Testing !   Penetration test !   Vulnerability Assessment !   Encryption
  29. 29. Mobile means faster feedback! !   User Ratings
  30. 30. Forget me not ! !   Budget !   Time to market !   Target users
  31. 31. Recap Challenges in Mobile Testing Test thy app Devices Application UsersEnvironment Network Automation Automation Tools Testing in Cloud Physical device Simulators Testing Types #2 #3 #4 #1 Crowdsourcing Performance Usability Security Cross-platform iOS Android
  32. 32. Questions
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