Top 10 Best Practices for Android App Testing
In recent times, there has been increased popularity of Android supported smartphones such that users demand mobile applications that are compatible with Andriod devices. However, despite the increasing demand for mobile app, it supplies far outstrips its demand. Aside from the fact there are numerous apps that offer almost the same functions of an existing app, most apps are also riddled with bugs and defect which alter their quality and performance considerably and this is a major reason why major Android app stores such as Google Play store reject most of the apps submitted on their platforms.
With the increasing number of apps submitted by developers daily, coupled with the need to design a potential successful app, it is pertinent to subject apps to a thorough Android App Testing regime. The following is a list of 10 best practices necessary to produce an outstanding and successful app.
1.Know Your Customer:
There is a need by developers to first identify their target customers, as the knowledge of their target audience will help developers to design apps tailored towards the preference or need of the target customers.
2.Get Familiar with the Various Mobile Testing Techniques:
The mobile app developer must have a deep understanding of the various app testing techniques such as manual & automation software testing, performance & loading, security and Web usability Testing Services.
3. Don’t Ignore the Standard App Testing:
Developers especially newbie developers do ignore app testing in a bid to reduce cost. However, app testing is an integral part of mobile app development that an app must be subjected to if developers seek to design an outstanding app free of bugs, defects or glitches.
4.Test on a Real device:
During app development, the app is usually tested on emulators and simulators. However, it is important to test the app on a real Android smartphone before it is released so that developers too can know how the app feel and perform on a real device.
5.Test on various Data Network:
It is important to test the app on a various data network such as 2G, 3G,4G and even on the recently released 5G network. Testing app on various data network will help developers know the loading time of the app on the various data network.
6.Testing in a Different Language:
Definitely, a successful app will be used by users from different nationalities with diverse languages. Hence, it is important for developers to test the app in various languages to know if the app supports different languages.
7.App Testing With Devices
Test the app against device hardware features There are different hardware that is integrated into smartphones to help users to have a better interaction and feel of their phones. Such features or sensors are camera, fingerprints scanner, microphone, temperature sensor, etc. It is important to test the app if they support the highlighted features and how they will perform.
8.Test for Battery Issues:
Most apps usually run into glitches if the device battery is run on less than 15-20%. Testing app for battery issues will help developers to know if app drains energy or battery quickly or very fast.
9.Test Against Interruption:
Some apps do scratches, freeze or run into glitches when messaging pop-in or when there is an incoming call or text. So, there is a need to test if the app can maintain state after an interruption.
10.Test Update and Install/Uninstall Procedures:
Mobile app tester needs to check for problems that may occur if an app is uninstalled or when the app is updated. There is a need to check that app data has been cleared completely on-device storage after an app has been uninstalled.
In this above blog, we try to cover one of the top and easy Practices for Android App Testing which is very helpful for every mobile app developer and tester. Do you need any help for mobile app testing then call our testing experts today! Testrig Technologies, offer quality Mobile Application Testing Services.