Best Practices in Mobile App Testing

Mobile app testing

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The number of customers, as well as the number of enterprise mobile apps, has grown significantly over the past few years. Organizations need to test the mobile apps to ensure that every app is of high-quality in order to prevent productivity & revenue loss and damage to the brand reputation.

Mobile app testing is more complex and varies from testing web applications and traditional desktops. It should be tested on a variety of hardware and software platforms of various versions under different network connectivity conditions. Besides, the constant introduction of new devices and the rapid pace of mobile OS updates require additional test cycles.

The challenges of testing mobile apps

  • More time-consuming
  • The tools used are different from desktop and web application testing
  • Also too many tools and techniques involved
  • Lack of similar dominant platforms
  • Changes in network conditions such as bandwidth change and dropped connections
  • Frequent up-gradation of applications

These challenges can be mitigated by careful selection of testing types and strategies to ensure a cost effective mobile testing process. A comprehensive strategy is essential before getting your apps to market and for effective testing you need to consider some key elements such as:

  • Types of testing
  • Target device selection
  • Test automation
  • Network environment

A test strategy that includes these key elements along with the traditional process for testing will overcome most of the challenges of mobile app testing.

Types of mobile app testing

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Device selection

Selecting target device model for testing depends on certain key factors such as:

OS versions – Newer versions of operating system are constantly releasing in the market. Therefore, an app needs to be tested on all major versions of OS in the current installed base.

Form Factor – App behavior & present-ability may vary in smartphones and tablets. So, if your app needs to support both tablets and smartphones, then it should be tested on both the form factors.

Display Density – The screen size and resolution of a device may also affect app’s user experience such as look and feel of UI, rendering of content, etc. Therefore, the app needs to be tested on a mix of different display densities.

During testing, device model data from internal systems may be a good source of information to find the mix of target devices for testing.


Nearly every app relies on network connectivity, to deliver useful functionality. Wi-Fi network connectivity is cost-effective and can be easy to set up in test environments. The cellular network can be considered for specialized apps that rely on carrier features such as two-way SMS or free usage allowance.

Automated Testing vs Manual Testing

If the application contains new functionality and requires testing once or twice, test it manually. Automated testing is effective for regression testing and during development to ensure that the new features are not producing any unintended changes to the existing features.

Vmoksha has expertise in testing services that helps clients to deliver high quality business solutions with optimized cost. We have a proven track record in implementing effective test strategies like risk-based testing, test case designing and optimization, test metrics to monitor and measure the quality of testing and software quality.

Our offerings are customized to meet client’s test requirement to cover the key quality characteristics like functional, performance, reliability, operational and usability aspects of the apps.

About Surya Baby

Surya baby works at Vmoksha Technologies as a Digital Marketing Executive. She is passionate about exploring Digital marketing trends. Apart from work, she likes listening music and sketching.

15 comments on “Best Practices in Mobile App Testing

  1. Atul

    this mobile testing article is good and you this article is useful for everyone and i’m interested in your article and you know thanks for sharing mobile testing information tq…………

  2. Digitalogy LLC

    Thanks for sharing such useful information with us. I also feel that when amobile app development company is making an app for users they have to test the app before launching it.

  3. logo champ

    I love your blogs and already a follower of it. I think that when it comes to Custom Mobile Application so its very necessary for new business to have a Mobile Application that perfectly resembles their business and a complete Application solution to connect with its consumers.

  4. software testing

    Informative post ! Thanks for sharing this such an useful information on mobile app testing it enhances my knowledge more. I agree with device selection. Thank you for sharing such informative with us. continue sharing!

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    You have mention the best practice for testing during mobile app development cycle. If we follow this practice it will minimize the chance of getting a buggy app.

  6. John D

    Fantastic blog! This is really very helpful for the beginners in mobile app testing. I totally agree with device selection. Thank you for sharing informative information.

  7. Jordan

    Users have moved from accessing the web on desktops to mobile phones. Innovation and flexibility go hand in hand and this fact remains valid for the internet. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Apple Customer Support

    Wow, with the help of your article now I can also test my official application. Now write an article with the help of that I can easily develop an application for me. So I don’t have to depend on any other application developers.

  9. Yahoo Support Number

    Since yesterday I have to depend on people who can test my application. But now I think I can do it on my own after reading your article. this really inspires me.

  10. app developer melbourne

    Innovation and flexibility go hand in hand and this fact remains valid for the internet. Users have moved from accessing the web on desktops to mobile phones. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sonal Dalvi

    Thank you for sharing informative information with us. I also work as a software tester and the practices you have mentioned in the blog is good. According to my opinion, many testers face problems in automated test cases. I will surely follow these practices when I will move ahead for any mobile app testing project.

    1. Tejaswi

      Thank you Sonal.

  12. alishahenderson

    Hello buddy,

    Wow, very nice and useful information you have shared with us :)

    You know what Most of the company’s QA team doesn’t have the experience or knowledge to test their application. Also, an organization might have their own testing team.

    The product will lose quality because the developer is not trained properly to look at an app in the same process testers are. Testers are ready to “break” an application in order to ensure that the developed application is of the excellent quality.


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