Top 5 Best Practices for Mobile App Testing

When you’re building a mobile app, you want to make sure it has as few bugs as possible upon release. Not only that, but you’ll need to continuously test your product as you release new updates throughout its lifetime. Mobile app testing can help you do just that, but only if done right. Here we discuss the top three best practices when it comes to mobile app testing.

Rely on automated and manual testingMultiple people using mobile apps

An ideal QA testing methodology relies on both automated and manual testing. Many people simply rely on automated testing and call it a day. But manual testing still has as crucial role to perform. There are some bugs and features that won’t be spotted through automated tests, and thus manual tests are needed.

Listen to user feedback

A quality mobile app should be built with UX and UI design in mind. This relies on getting plenty of feedback from real-life users. Each new update should be tested not only by your QA team, but by users before it’s released to the general public. Even once your updates have been released, you should still keep monitoring user feedback by checking online reviews and conducting regular interviews. That way you’ll know what issues need to be addressed and what added features your users are looking for.

Use continuous testing and DevOps strategies

A mobile app is not a one-and-done situation. You will be constantly making changes and sending out updates for the duration of your app’s lifetime. As a result, DevOps strategies and continuous testing is a must in these situations. Using these two methodologies can ensure that your updates are rolled out quickly, efficiently, and accurately.

Consider usability testing

A few paragraphs ago, we discussed how user feedback can be used to improve your mobile apps. Another part of that is usability testing. Ensuring that your app is not only functional but also intuitive and easily usable will ensure that you can attract and keep new users. Too often, developers don’t take the time needed for usability testing, assuming it is a waste of time and money. But usability testing can uncover issues with your product that may make it unusable, and the longer you wait to fix those issues, the more expensive it will get.

Keep tabs on OS updates

Your mobile app will be working on either an Apple or Android operating system (OS). These operating systems are constantly being updated and upgraded. Some updates may be small, others may be a complete overhaul of the system. No matter how big or small the updates are, though, they can change the way your app functions. Keeping tabs on these updates and making plans whenever one is announced will help ensure your mobile app doesn’t become antiquated.

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