A Guide To Mobile App Testing Stages

MobileAppTestingMobile apps continue to evolve adding value to our interaction with the handheld devices with every passing day. Naturally, the expectations from the mobile apps due to rising mobile web solutions in terms of performance and quality almost grown to a sky high limit. We no longer bother sticking to apps that are sluggish in performance or speed and complex for user experience. We just skip such apps for better alternatives.

In this context for any mobile app development company it is important to ensure performance by testing the app adequately before launching it out in the app marketplace. What are the key app testing stages that any app needs to go through. Let’s have a look at them.

  1. Testing The Installation

Just when your app is finished and out from the development lab it is time to test whether the app can be smoothly installed or uninstalled. This stage also tests whether it gets easily updated from older version to a newer one without getting crashed.

  1. Testing For The Device And Platform

In this testing stage an app is tested whether it works in the target device and OS platform as expected. In this testing real device and the simulator testers are used to check the app features, functionalities and app behaviour in different user contexts.

  1. UI and UX Testing

In this testing stage basically the user interface(UI) and user experience (UX) of the app is tested. Both these aspects basically refer to the look and feel of the app corresponding to various elements like screen layout, ease of use, intuitiveness and industry standard for the UI.


  1. Functionality Testing

This is the testing stage to test the functions of an app and it evaluates whether all the functions of the respective app are working properly or not. In this testing the behaviour of the functions with various user interactions are also evaluated.

  1. Testing Interuptions

This testing stage looks after various kinds of interruptions and corresponding app behaviour. Various interruptions that include calls, network problems, messages, notifications, etc should not undermine the user experience of the app and this testing evaluate the app responses in such scenarios.

  1. Data Testing

Mobile apps depending on data connectivity requires going through this testing stage to evaluate the loading speed, how they utilise data bandwidth, any performance glitches that are likely to happen due to poor connectivity, app’s responses while offline, etc.

    7. Load Speed Testing

This testing stage evaluates whether an app suffers from decreased loading speed due to sudden upsurge in the volume of traffic. This testing also evaluates whether increased traffic can cause the app to crash all of a sudden. With this testing speed and performance of an app irrespective of the traffic volume is ensured.

  1. Security Testing

Finally, an app is tested for its security vulnerabilities and loopholes that can compromise protection of user data. This testing stage is invariable for all kinds of mobile apps and it has the responsibility to collect thorough information about the app and thereby spotting the security gaps and vulnerabilities. In this testing the entire source code of the app is analysed.

  1. Performance Testing

Finally, we have performance testing to ensure that the app’s code base does not contain any unintentional faults or bugs that can undermine the performance of the app. This is also popularly called as bug testing.

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