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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.


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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