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The Importance of Evolving Your Manual Mobile Testing to Automation

By Josh Galde | June 25, 2013

CATEGORIES: Mobile Quality
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Recently there was an article which reinforced many of the same issues that mobile app developers and QA teams are running into during development and post-release. They include such things as device diversity, OS diversity, and even organizational diversity, especially prevalant in enterprise organizations. One key struggle was the "tedious process" of manually testing each and every device, from phones to tablets. If you add in the number of test cases that have to be created to support the volume of devices you want them to run on, it can create very daunting task.

In the article the author writes "Manual testing (for mobile) can be a tedious process that involves many man-hours to be quite expensive. It can also lead to errors, because of the human trials. However, manual testing serves an important purpose because it provides a method to receive valuable information about the usability of the application. For mobile applications, the usefulness is a very important factor. In fact, in many applications the use of the only unique selling proposition (USP). That’s what happened, it is very difficult to imagine how easy it is for them, if people do not interact with it on a real mobile device.

Continuous testing of mobile applications - How you can ensure continuous testing while developing mobile applications How do you ensure that updates and upgrades work correctly answer is fingers and eyes! Many mobile devices and applications that can not be avoided for the fingers and the eyes of the method is the only way to test the application, at least in this situation. Manual testing should be performed in the cycle before it begins and life after the release of the application. Despite the advantages smells, manual testing can also be disrupted by the following reasons: Drastically slow down the development process and it leaves a wide margin for error."

Hence, the need for automation. This provides the ability to remotely automate your test cases on  mobile devices, from anywhere in the world. This advanced "scripting" and "recording" technology finally provides the tools necessary for efficient mobile testing. Supplemented with manual testing on new devices, it can provide the perfect balance between efficiency and optimization to ensure the highest quality of any mobile app or website. To read more about automating your mobile testing, check out this link!

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