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5 Points to be Considered while Testing your Mobile App

August 24, 2016   bySonali Srivastava1 COMMENTS   390 views

Developing the perfect app is not a very complex process, but getting all the moves right is the key to success. Testing is one of the most integral part of mobile app development which should not be ignored at all. Whether you have in-house testing team or outsource this task, you need to take care of a few things that are essential to make your app successful.

Here we present a few necessary points to be kept in mind while testing your app:

1. First impression is the best impression

User experience or commonly known as UX is the backbone of any app and is the visual identity of the app. If you wish to create a long lasting impression on your user’s mind, you have to create a flawless design and mind blowing flow of the app. Analyze the best apps in your niche and try to grasp the best points from them and include it in your app.

2. Keep it simple, stupid

Developers hold a view that adding more and more features would attract users and would increase user engagement. Instead, adding complex stuff would make thing worse for you. People love to access simple and catchy stuff because beauty lies in simplicity. Do test the functions and usability of the app. Keep simple yet intuitive features in your app to attract maximum users.

3. Web and app testing are different

You would many people saying that web and app testing are similar. But, the truth is something else. Most of the websites are slow and static while in the case of mobile applications, they are highly dynamic in nature and need to be updated regularly in order to keep the interest of users intact. A piece of advice here would be, take a different approach towards app testing.

4. Keep a record of app crashes

Whether it is App store or Google Play Store, app ratings are one thing that potential users look for in the app. UX of the app plays a crucial role in the betterment of the ratings of app. If users find crash while navigation through the app, then you would surely face the wrath of users and your ratings would go southwards. There are several means to check the crash logs like Apteligent, Crashlytics, Acra etc. There are other means as well and it is advisable to integrate these into your app as it would help you to record all the crash logs. Once the crash logs are received, resolve the same at the earliest as no one wants to use an app that crashes.

5. Adopt a smarter approach

If we talk about Android, there are ‘n’ number of devices. On a developer’s part, it is just not possible to make the app compatible with every device. The best solution in this case is to restrict the functions and try to focus on those which make your app exceptional and practical. Market demands and user activity can be easily examined through Google Analytics and backend logs in order to prioritize the most important device, test case and OS and test accordingly.

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  • Emily

    Hey Sonali,

    Great article! I think you brought up some great points when testing your app. I especially liked your point of keeping things simple. So many times apps go crazy with lots of bells and whistles, but people really enjoy minimalist apps. It makes the UX much easier to interact with. Also, keeping track of app crashes really resonated with me.

    While most apps track their quantitative analytics, it’s also important for them to be aware of their qualitative analytics. I think qualitative analytics are crucial because it gives you actual visual data of crashes and how users are interacting with the app. There are a ton of great tools out there such as the ones you listed as well as Appsee.

    Would love to hear your thoughts?


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