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Mobile App Testing Strategy

Software Assurance, LLC a Dallas-based Testing-centric Company offers specialized Mobile App Testing - We define your Mobile Apps Strategy - Faster, Better & Economically.

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Mobile App Testing Strategy

  1. 1. Presentation www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014 Mobile App Testing Strategy SOFTWARE ASSURANCE, LLC
  2. 2. Mobile Evolution www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  3. 3. Mobile Evolution • An average consumer spends 127 minutes a day on the mobile phone • There are 4.5 times as many mobile devices in use as there are PCs • 49% of mobile users in the US now have smart phones and this number is going up at a very rapid rate Mobile Evolution www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  4. 4. Mobile Ecosystem FrameworkMobile Ecosystem Framework www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  5. 5. Mobile Portals Vs Native Applications www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  6. 6. Agenda • What is Mobile App Testing • Why Test Mobile Apps • How to Test Mobile Apps www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  7. 7. What is Mobile App Testing • QA Strategy & Planning • Test Case Management • Manual & Automated Testing • Compatibility Testing • Functional Testing • Exploratory Testing • Security Testing • Performance Testing • Memory & Leakage Testing • Localization Testing • Usability Testing www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  8. 8. Do you Bother? As presented June 9, 2014
  9. 9. How to Conduct the Mobile App Testing? Manual Automated Simulator • Easy to Setup • Access to wide range of simulated devices • Not Realistic • Slow/Time Intensive • Increased Test Coverage • Excellent Functional Testing • Not Realistic • Doesn’t Test User Experience On-Device • Realistic Testing • Expensive to Acquire/Maintain Device Library • Increased Test Coverage • Can Test Physical Devices Worldwide • High Upfront Investment As presented June 9, 2014
  10. 10. • iPhone/iOS: – The testing matrix is a bit simpler as there is only one device manufacturer - The challenge is still to make sure the iPhone applications work across iOS versions. – This challenge, along with Apple's strict limitation on UDIDs, has made testing a major hassle for developers • Android: – Is more complex in terms of its testing matrix - Each new app - and each new app version – has to function as expected on multiple device models from various manufacturers. – Functionality on mobile devices with touch screens vs. physical keyboards. – Performance on various Android OS versions. Approach to QA – Challenges As presented June 9, 2014
  11. 11. Approach to QA Test Planning and Strategy • Test Plan and Strategy – Devised custom mobile test strategy based upon the business requirements. – Based on the requirements of the mobile application, finalized the best applicable approach out of Full Automation, Partial Automation or manual testing to test the mobile application and also develop a suitable framework for the automation testing – Test strategy specifies the test approach and the best framework. • Unit and Integration Testing; Functional and System Testing; Compatibility Testing; Network Connectivity Testing; Performance Testing; Security Testing; UI Specifications in Cross- mobile OS; Acceptance Testing. As presented June 9, 2014
  12. 12. Mobile Apps Manual & Automated Testing Approach Types of Testing Manual Testing Automation Testing Devices Emulators Standard Testing Integration Testing No Yes No System Testing Yes No No Regression Testing Yes No Yes Special Type of Testing To Address Specific Challenges Compatibility Testing Yes No Yes GUI Testing Yes No No Types Of Testing More Relevant for enterprise Mobile Applications Performance Testing Yes No Yes Security Testing Yes No Yes Synchronization Testing Yes No No As presented June 9, 2014
  13. 13. Usability testing should happen as soon as the basic stable for the application is ready. This is also true in order to test whether the application UI is user-friendly or not, or whether some part/functionality of the application is easily discoverable or not. Also, usability studies should be done for the different types of devices, such as touch screen devices, since the user has different experience for the same application on these devices. Some Key Criteria Device specific UI guidelines Text entry Finger sized targets Well organized work flow Consistency Call handling Response times Usability Testing As presented June 9, 2014
  14. 14. Performance testing is key criteria for the application success on the market. It may happen that application testing is carried though wi- fi network under which application might perform well, but it also happens that application has the poor performance for the end-user who are accessing site through the mobile carries. Application must be tested with different devices + carries wise mix depending on the county and region. Some Key Criteria Network Battery Volume Rendering Performance Testing As presented June 9, 2014
  15. 15. • Compatibility Testing assures that a given application works as intended with selected devices with different screen sizes, resolutions, and internal hardware (memory size, processor speed, and button/input differences).It defines the feasible compatibility combinations of devices and interfaces for a specific testing assignment, in concurrence with the customer’s requirement. OS Device Screen resolution • Synchronization testing: This testing focuses on data exchange and synchronization among different mobile devices, PDAs, and PCs using infrared frequency and USB ports. Compatibility Testing As presented June 9, 2014
  16. 16. • All the tests relevant to a thick client application can be applicable to mobile applications. Ø Authentication checks Ø Input Validation checks Ø Session Management checks Ø Encryption checks Ø Application checks Ø SQL injection checks Ø LDAP injection checks Ø XPATH injection checks Security Testing As presented June 9, 2014
  17. 17. Testing Process  Ensure functionality of the site is stable – Test mobile applications on the desktop browser  Test on device emulator to get the browser/platform coverage  Test on the device itself to find the device specific bugs As presented June 9, 2014
  18. 18. Conclusion • Scope Definition  Device/OS selection, keeping track of ever-changing trends  Requirements Compatibility Assessment • Investment to build expertise in specific areas of expertise in Mobile space  Areas of Focus/Critical to Quality Areas  Tools and Technologies and Resources • Comprehensive Test Strategy - judicious mix of manual & automated testing As presented June 9, 2014
  19. 19. Why Software Assurance 1. Near-Zero Ramp Up – SPA Testers have extensive knowledge and various Industry domain expertize. 2. Zero Cost to Clients for Devices, Tools/Emulators, Setup - SPA Mobile Lab has key devices, iMacs/PCs and will add new devices as required. SPA Mobile Lab has emulators installed to emulate one-off devices. Also, we monitor devices usage and proactively add real devices as usages increases. 3. Very Experienced Team: Testers have 4 – 10 years testing experience with manual, mobile testing with devices and tools, automation experience including exposure to DeviceAnyWhere One of the mobile solution we are testing is Confidential Mobile Apps (Android and iPhone) and Backend Server which is integrated with many III systems (coupon server, advertisement servers, Lottery Agency Servers, etc.) and deals with complex State lotteries Rules. Already launched for Texas & CA and adding all the states in US. As presented June 9, 2014
  20. 20. www.sp-assurance.comAs presented June 9, 2014
  21. 21. Contact us for Mobile App Testing Strategy free one hour consultation! Software Assurance, LLC 7708 Mapleridge Drive, Plano, Texas 75024, United States. Phone No: +1 972.992.4200 x103 E-Mail ID: As presented June 9, 2014