Mobile Application Testing

Mobile Application Testing

Vijay Ekambaram (IBM Research, India), Vivek Sharma (IBM Research, India) and Nitendra Rajput (IBM Research, India)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 29
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0945-5.ch002


Statistics hold that 80% of the mobile applications are deleted after just one-time use. A significant reason for this can be attributed to the quality of the mobile application, thus impressing on the need for testing a mobile application before it is made available on the app stores. At the same time, the mobile application lifecycle time is shrinking. So while operating systems used to get release about once in a couple of years, mobile operating systems get updated within months. And talking of apps, new apps are expected to be built and released in a matter of weeks. This impresses the need for automated mechanisms to do mobile testing. The space of mobile application testing is challenging owing to the variety of phone devices, the operating systems and the conditions under which an app can be used by the user in the wild. This chapter is focused on tools and techniques that are used for automated testing of mobile applications.
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Key Components Of Mobile Testing

Mobile Applications are tested in 3 main ways: unit, manual and automated testing. This chapter is mostly focused on automated testing and its associated challenges and standards, but we will also discuss below about the unit and manual testing process at high level, from a completeness perspective.

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