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A Roundup of the Best Test Automation Practices

June 1, 2017 by Mike Davis

From business operations to personal activities, mobile apps are used for a variety of purposes. No matter for whatever task they have been developed for, it is important that they pass the testing phase with full marks. Testing is the last but probably the most important of all phases in the life-cycle of an application. And the last chance for developers to rectify bugs in the application.


Your users are never going to forgive you in case you roll out apps with poor functionality. The app functionality is something that can either have a positive or a negative impact (in case, it has not been developed well) on the overall image of the application. Thus, to remain fruitful in your efforts, it is important to go through test automation procedures.


The number of apps in Play Store is increasing every single day, (nearly 2 million in Apple store and 2.2 million in Google play store), and so the process of app testing. As there are a number of strategies that app developers focus on while testing their applications, we have summed up the most renowned ones to discuss here. Let’s have a sneak peek into the most renowned strategies of app testing.


Here Comes the Discussion of App Testing:

Personal Test-Driven Approach

When the subject of app development differs why can’t be the strategy of testing the application. It is always going to help you to make your own strategy and work over the same. Developers must consider laying down their own guidelines so that other apps must be tested on the predescribed guidelines. It ensures uniformity in the testing as well as adequate test coverage.


Automated Testing

Automated testing frameworks are there that increase the speed. It is an exceptional alternative to the tedious manual testing that kills considerable time of the developers. As the time reduces, it gives ample time and opportunity to get increased ROI. And, with machines, the possibility of committing errors eliminates completely.


Testing on Real Device

There is no doubt that emulators help in app testing but developers must also consider testing on real devices. This kind of testing is important as it offers a real feel to the developers about the experience users will have while interacting with the application. It also helps to know the application behavior. And, in case, things seem doubtful, there remains enough space for developers to rectify the same.


Signing off

In today’s hypercompetitive market, everyone is competing with others to become more reliable for users. No company can afford to skip the testing phase. Thus, it is ideal to keep all the predefined points in the mind to pass this phase successfully to increase the app value for the clients.