9 Mobile App Testing ideas that will speed up your releases

Abhimanyu Grover
May 24, 2016

Testing mobile apps is a big challenge because of complexity involved: you have multiple devices carriers, battery life, limited space and so much to take care of. Go through this simple list to speed up your mobile app testing and shorten the release cycle.

#1 Top 7 challenges in mobile app testing


#2 Thinking before you start testing

Before you jump straight to testing, it is important to get some perspective. This article does that and does it well. You can learn what to expect, what lies ahead, what you’ll have to manage, what you’ll be up against. You’ll know how critical testing will be for your success, so it doesn’t become a liability for you and you’ll have the motivation to push it further.

#3 Know different type of mobile tests

Because of the complexity involved in mobile app testing, you should know what kind of tests you’ll be working with. That will help you focus on areas which are relevant for your app at the right time. When you are trying to launch first version, you will have different priorities than when you are trying to scale an already successful app.

#4 Rely on Real devices, not just emulators

Emulators are great while development but do not rely only on them for testing your app. You would think running app on emulator would be same as that of device, right? Wrong! On real device there are many things that can go bad including but not limited to graphics, internet connection, access to file system and so on.

#5 Testing as part of your mobile app development

Not just for mobiles but for any application or environment that is constantly changing. Detecting and fixing a bug early in development would save you 10x or 100x time over the bug discovered late in production environment – not to mention the loss in business that a simple bug can result. That is why you should always be testing. Testing should not be seen as a phase but as an ongoing process.

#6 Five ways to speed up mobile app testing

You don’t want to be stuck in endless testing loops when your competitors are launching new versions every week. Mobile app users are more demanding and they expect releases more frequently. Equip yourself with the knowledge and ideas on how you can speed up your testing cycle.

#7 Dos and donts of mobile app testing

Simple list of do’s and don’ts of mobile app testing. Some of these are no-brainers but you should keep this list close to everyone in your team – from testers to developers, so they are in agreement what your priorities are.

#8 Utilize test automation

If you are constantly releasing new versions of your app, you know how difficult manual testing can get. Not only it is more expensive but it is less reliable too. You should utilize test automation for cutting your testing time so you can focus on other important things.

#9 Twelve mobile app testing frameworks

Evaluate these testing tools/frameworks which will surely do wonders to your mobile app. Learning each tool is a an investment so choose wisely – you do not want to use each and every tool but you should try them at least once to decide what works best for you.