Testing Mobile Apps: How to Fail Your Mobile App – 100% Guaranteed Method

Tell the developers of your app you do not have time for testing and watch how the soft you relied on fails to satisfy the users and collects negative reviews on AppStore and GooglePlay. Mission completed. Failure is achieved.

However, if you want an app to perform properly, advanced testing is a must. There are tons of examples of good apps that did not manage to succeed due to the lack of testing and hence, the errors appeared. So what exactly does mobile app testing? And why is it so valuable?

Improves Usability

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High usability level is a must for a modern app with all those standards users got used to. If something uploads for more than 3-4 seconds on top devices it is likely that your app will be replaced with the faster one.

Apart from the load speed, the absence of critical errors is vital. That’s where you need to proper testing. And when technical issues are solved you need to make sure there is a proper foolproof testing provided as it is stated that if your app is going to be used by more than 2-3 people who have developed it – all the mistakes that could be done will be done.

Improves Compatibility

There could be issues with compatibility even if your app was only developed for a single platform and of course there are plenty of issues when your app is stated to be cross-platform.

Our testing efforts lead to the stable, smooth and similarly stable operation of an app both on iOS and Android-based devices. Thus, you won’t get negative reviews because of the lack of compatibility of the app and the device used.

User-Friendliness

User-friendly app possesses several features which are vital for an app to succeed:

 

That’s what we are going to look through when your app is submitted for testing. User-friendliness of the app directly impacts loyalty of users and if being of a high-level it guarantees a high retain rate.

Safety

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Having problems with safety would be a huge issue for your company if you do not manage to keep providing users with a proper level of privacy. Even the industry giants have suffered lawsuits and reputational losses because of inability to keep users’ personal data safe – just like Sony for example.

We use the most advanced tools and strategies to test your app for security issues and once an issue is found you get a detailed report on how to fix it in the most efficient way.

Reliability

You need to make sure your app is capable to operate under the high loads, right? No one wants to see like at the peak of activity one’s app shuts down and becomes unavailable for users – this leads to serious reputation drop. This is the least problem the company may have. The real problems would start if some user’s vital data would be lost because of an app being unable to operate correctly due to high load.

We provide serious tests to make sure your app remains functional and assess the risks of fails app may suffer in case of specified load rates. So you can either let us fix that or consider the risks and your actions in case of emergency.

Testing Value Proved?

There are many problems testing can solve or indicate and we consider all of that when testing mobile apps. Thus, we have developed a number of strategies to ensure that an app will be delivered as a perfect piece of software. And below you can read about those strategies.

Testing Strategies We Use

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Depending on the issues we are looking for there are specific testing strategies implemented, so below you can see the list and description of each strategy we use to make your app perfect upon the release date.

Risk-Based Testing Strategy

The testing model based on risks allows to test functionality, based on the probability of problem will arise. It is rather similar with flexible methodologies, such as Scrum which allows the project team to discuss all possible problems connected to implementation and functionality of the app during the meetings and discussions.

The risks observed are derived to internal and external.

Internal risks:

  • Vulnerabilities: What shortcomings and failures can system components have?
  • Threats: What input data or situations can be the cause of failure during thе performance of specified app component?
  • Losses: what problem can lead to potential failure and what losses it will cause?

 

All these risks belong to internal operation of a product, to be exact to the operation of the mechanism. Our main objective is to completely plunge into a technical component of software and to define all risks of a product.

In case of assessment of internal risks it is necessary to understand what will happen to the system if, for example, function or dependences of this function wouldn’t work on other external components, configurations, etc.

Thus, internal risks testing is about answering a question:

What risks can be connected to an internal component of our product?

and external risks testing is about the question:

What kind of external impact on our product can result in a risk of the problem to arise?

It is possible to divide external risks into 3 components:

  • the quality model
  • general risks
  • domain risks

 

The quality model is assessed by characteristics of the application and is compared to the standards approved on the market.

These characteristics are intended to cover requirements to quality of a product (based on the standard offers of competitors that already operate). Thus, each characteristic is observed as a reason for a risk to appear.

The general risks are a standard group of risks which is the universal for a product irrespective of its status. There are referred the risks connected to the special features of a product, to the most often used processes and so on to the universal risks.

Domain risks are the risks connected to the performance of the adjusted software (the software that collaborates with the app).

Test Case Designing and Optimization

We have a proven experience in designing and optimization of test cases. It allows us to create efficient checklists for testing that consider fast and high-quality performance tests for different purposes.

Such a strategy is used to assure that all components of the app checked gain the stable performance.

Development of Test Metrics Depending on App

Financial application test UI on iPhone X

What is the highest priority when it comes to app performance? That is what we define in collaboration with application owner and afterwards, we provide a system of measurement to point out the priorities and assessment policies for each performance stages.