Today, smartphones have become the standard for communication both for consumers and businesses worldwide. Mobile apps are driving personal and professional interactions.

So, what makes a mobile app succeed? And what drives consumers to use your app?

User experience can make or break a mobile application. Software glitches like bugs, crashes or other unexpected behavior can quickly erode creator’s reputation, and push the app down the search listings. Only, Apps which have 5-star ratings will be the preferred choice for many consumers and you should be aware of that.

Like any application testing, mobile app testing enhances the quality and performance of the end product. Here are the 5 key considerations for creating a successful mobile app testing strategy that aligns with your customer expectations, business goals, and industry best practices.

Device Selection

The key activity that you have to do before beginning the testing process is to choose the ways of testing the mobile app. This is critical for the success of testing as it corresponds directly to the market and reach for your app.

Due to differences in OS, specifications, display size, resolution etc., you need to select the appropriate gadget model, form factor, OS etc. It is always better to use a mix of different screens to test by size and resolution.

Testing on Cloud

Cloud-based testing is a viable option for testing your mobile applications. Cloud provides a web-based testing environment where your apps can be deployed, tested, and managed all at one place. Moreover, cloud testing helps reduce project costs while increasing ROI. It also reduces time-to-market and enhances testing competence.

Network Connectivity

Most mobile apps depend on network connectivity to work smoothly. If there are connectivity issues, it may significantly affect their performance. Thus, testing your app in real network environments is necessary to analyze app’s behavior. For your mobile app to succeed, it must deliver stable performance across various network environments.

Testing Methodology

Automation is the key for successful mobile app testing during development. However, automated testing requires a sizable amount of initial investment. With automated testing, verifying and validating your mobile app compatibility with newly launched operating systems will be much easier.

Performance and Security Testing

It’s always good to test your mobile app for performance and security issues. Since today’s smartphones comes with generous amount of storage, it’s common for users to have large amounts of data on their smartphone. Thus, you should test your app for vulnerabilities and performance especially with huge volumes of data

Final thoughts

Today’s mobile ecosystem is very dynamic. As OEMs are launching new devices with new customizations, several software and hardware fragmentation prevails in this mobile ecosystem. To ensure compatibility and performance, it is highly recommended to test your mobile app against all real devices instead of emulators. Good luck with your Testing Process!

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