Mobile testing or Mobile Application Testing is a complex and time consuming process. Due to the immense pressure of quicker delivery to the market, it is more critical to complete the task in less time. Let’s find out, what Mobile Application Testing is all about.
Mobile application testing is a process where mobile application is tested for usability, functionality and consistent performance. Mobile testers use Mobile emulators to test the mobile applications. Mobile emulators help to test the application on different devices without having physical mobile phones present to test. Remember all mobile devices are on different platforms with different screen sizes.
Screenfly and CrossBrowserTesting are two easy to use screen emulators to test the mobile application. These emulators provide screens with different sizes and with different platforms like iOS and Android.
The mobile application testing can be manual or automated, however all new mobile applications usually tested manually and then through automation. The usability, application GUI, functionality are tested manually and automation is applied to performance and testing the mobile application on various devices. If the application is web application and accessible through a browser on the phone then the testing will be different. Testing mobile application which requires application installation on mobile device will be tested using multiple emulators and hence requires automation.
MonkeyTalk is one of the open source automation tool which is very handy to automate functional tests for iOS and Android applications. We can create data- driven tests using MonkeyTalk.
Monkey is an automation tool which runs on Android emulators and creates user events like clicks, touches or gestures.
So from the above description, we have identified that mobile application testing requires manual as well as automation testing. Due to the complex nature and many mobile devices available in the market, mobile application testing requires skills and detailed manual and automation plan.
Hope this information will help who wants to enter in mobile application testing.
Happy Mobile Testing!