Mobile Application Testing

What Does Mobile Application Testing Mean?

Mobile application testing is the process through which applications are tested for required quality, functionality, compatibility, usability, performance and other characteristics.

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It includes a broad range of application testing and evaluation techniques that encompasses both standard software testing and mobile-platform-specific testing procedures.

Techopedia Explains Mobile Application Testing

Mobile application testing is typically performed by mobile application developers after a mobile application is developed or before it is released to consumers. Typically, the key objectives of mobile application testing are:

  • Hardware compatibility and functionality – The mobile application’s response to a mobile device’s physical input and interaction with components. This includes touch screen, keyboard, display, sensors, network and more.
  • OS compatibility – Evaluates and ensures that the application is completely compatible with different OS platforms.
  • Source code evaluation – Identifies and resolves any code errors and bugs within the application.
  • Usability and Functionality – The application is easy to use and provides all desired functionalities.
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