Rudiments of mobile app testing

Testing of enterprise mobile apps is a crucial step in app development. It is important to test the features and functionalities of applications before letting it into the production environment. Experts often admit that using the app in the intended mobile device and testing it in real-time is the best way to find developmental flaws or bugs. It is true that a developer would have a better understanding of the app, if he steps in to the shoes of the consumer. Although this statement cannot be denied, there are standard procedures that need to be followed in mobile app testing.

Some of the important aspects that must be tested are as follows:

  • Apps must be tested on different networks as there is a possibility of finding differences while running it on different carriers.
  • Testing should be performed for various resolutions, and bugs fixed.
  • Functioning of the app should be tested with diverse connections such as Edge, 3G, Wi-Fi and it should be checked for airplane mode as well.
  • Tests should be conducted to check if the app functions properly for various device settings and harsh navigational conditions.
  • The apps reaction to interruptions, for example income or outgoing calls, messages low on power or in the absence of network must be tested.
  • Functioning of installation, un-installation and product activations must also be tested
  • Device-PC sync is yet another important event that must be tested, especially for enterprise apps.
  • Finally, stability of app should be confirmed during the tests.

There are several tools such as simulators and emulators that come handy when it comes to mobile app testing. In fact, most app developers test their products on PC browsers before actually testing them on mobile devices. Here let’s discuss the uses of Sandbox one of the most used testing tools in the app development industry. Sandbox is indeed a very handy tool for testers and app developers when it comes to identifying and fixing problems.

Sandbox

Sandbox is a testing tool where the tester can call functions, create prototypes, design new routines or check the app’s business logic before letting out the product in the market. Sandbox provides the app tester with stimulated environment where the mobile app can be tested as if it were in production environment. In simple words, Sandbox is a hypothetical world where the tester can perform all of the tasks as if it were real. All of the necessary elements such as production environment, users, and money for the test are simulated to create a real-time experience. It is possible to create any number of users with different statuses, such as buyers or sellers and check if the app is functioning as intended.