The Mobile application testing is little different with another software testing. Mobile Application development process testers are testing application with all features comparison with mobile application requirement. Mobile application testing covers different types of testing like installation testing, functional testing, performance testing, memory testing, interruption testing, usability testing. Which are explained in detail below.
Here are few areas that should be included in your mobile application testing plan:
Installation testing is used to weather mobile application installation smoothly in the mobile device or not through a public or enterprise app store or via APK transfer (Android phone, Android Tablet, iPad, iPhone). Installation testing allows you to verify the installation with a large group of users. Also, this section covers upgrade and uninstallation of Mobile application.
Functional testing is testing technique where tester needs to test feature/functionality of the Mobile application which should cover all the scenarios including failure paths and boundary cases as per requirement shared by Application owner.
Performance Testing is testing where tester needs to check the performance of Mobile application which includes client side application performance, server side application performance and network side application performance. In Performance testing is also covers how mobile application performs with potentially thousands of user using the mobile application it is like Load testing for Mobile application behaviour.
Like Computers Mobile device has memory allocation, But Mobile device has limited memory. Memory testing is very important for a mobile application to check that application maintains optimized memory usage at the time of application On in Mobile device. In Memory testing tester also, test that how much memory is occupied by an application while an application is not running.
Memory Testing is testing where tester needs to check how much memory is used by Mobile application while an application is On and while an application is Off. It is always recommended for a tester to perform Memory testing perform on a real device instead of the emulator.
The mobile application needs to check with different Interruptions. Interruption testing is testing where tester needs to check how mobile application is reacting if with below mentioned interruption comes:
The mobile application needs to manage with these types of interruptions to satisfy user requirements. Normally all these interruption testing are suggested to test with a real device.
Usability Testing is testing where tester needs to check efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction of application. Usability testing normally performs after basic functionality testing, in Usability testing tester verifies the different aspect of the Mobile application performs properly or not. Usability testing is one of the main key deciding factors for an application success.