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It is not simple to test a mobile application. Testing applications across multiple platforms requires a significant amount of time and effort. There are numerous approaches to mobile application testing, but the most critical objective for any developer is to deliver a high-quality product that meets user expectations.
The primary issue for testers is the proliferation of testing methods. Each strategy has several advantages and disadvantages that are difficult to predict in advance.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most commonly encountered mobile application testing challenges and solutions for most developers.
1. Variety of Screen Sizes
Today, the number of different mobile devices is constantly growing. Building a mobile application for a single platform (Android or iOS) is challenging enough, but producing one for several platforms requires more extensive testing.
The majority of mobile devices have screen sizes that are different from each other, and the same application is displayed in different ways on different devices.
To fix this problem, app developers create an application for several phones (smartphones and tablets) with different displays. However, this approach also has some drawbacks. Firstly, the cost of building an application can be high. Secondly, additional work is required to support multiple platforms.
2. Multiple Mobile Operating Systems
There are many mobile operating systems. Plus, there are various versions of each OS. The number of mobile operating systems is still growing. The most popular platforms (for the time being) are Android and iOS.
To develop a mobile application for multiple operating systems, developers must create an application for each operating system. This approach is also costly and time-consuming.
3. Broad Spectrum of Mobile Application Testing Tools
There are a significant number of mobile application testing tools on the market. To test an application on several platforms, developers must choose an appropriate testing tool.
Mobile application testing tools may vary in their functionality. There are automated testing tools, manual and semi-manual tools, emulators and simulators, different tools for each operating system, tools that help manage mobile devices, tools to record application usage, and tools to test applications online.
4. User Requirements That Change Frequently
Mobile applications have to support different types of devices and operating systems. In addition to that, user requirements are constantly changing.
The most common user requirements are language localization, memory and performance optimization, new visual elements, and new functionalities.
Whenever user requirements change, developers must update the application. They must add new features, fix defects, and make other changes. In response to this, mobile application testers must adjust their test plans according to the changes.
5. Problems with Mobile Networks
Mobile application testing is complicated because mobile networks are not always stable. They consist of towers that transmit signals. Towers differ in their strength.
Other applications can overload mobile networks, and issues with network access can cause problems with a particular application.
Network access can be interrupted on various devices. Developers have to test the application in different network conditions.
Even though mobile application testing tools are supposed to make this task easier, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. Many engineers and testers still rely on traditional manual testing.
Automated testing is a good choice for mobile applications because it can reduce testing costs and the time it takes to test applications.
Codoid’s mobile testing services are with you throughout the process. This is why we’ve developed an impressive framework for app automation to further your IT needs. We provide mobile application automation testing at a reasonable price. Reach out to us today!