Today, mobile apps must meet rigorous standards of reliability, usability, security, and performance. However, many mobile developers have limited testing experience, and mobile platforms raise new challenges even for long-time testers. This guide is your solution: an end-to-end blueprint for thoroughly testing any iOS or Android mobile app.
Reflecting his extensive real-life experience, Daniel Knott offers practical guidance on everything from mobile test planning to automation. He offers expert insights on mobile-centric issues such as testing sensor inputs, battery usage, and hybrid apps; coping with device and platform fragmentation, and more.
If you want top-quality apps as much as your users do, this guide will help you deliver them. You’ll find it invaluable–whether you’re part of a large development team, or you are the team.
- Establish your optimal mobile test and launch strategy
- Create tests that reflect your customers, data networks, devices, and business models
- Choose and implement the best Android and iOS test tools
- Automate testing while ensuring comprehensive coverage
- Master both functional and non-functional approaches to testing
- Address rapid mobile release cycles
- Test on emulators, simulators, and actual devices
- Test native, hybrid, and web mobile apps
- Gain value from crowd and cloud testing (and understand their limitations)
- Test database access and local storage
- Drive value from testing throughout your app lifecycle
- Start testing wearables, connected homes/cars, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices
- Chapter 1: What’s Special about Mobile Testing?
- Chapter 2: Introduction to Mobile Devices and Apps
- Chapter 3: Challenges in Mobile Testing
- Chapter 4: How to Test Mobile Apps
- Chapter 5: Mobile Test Automation and Tools
- Chapter 6: Additional Mobile Testing Methods
- Chapter 7: Mobile Test and Launch Strategy
- Chapter 8: Important Skills for Mobile Testers
- Chapter 9: What’s Next? And Final Thoughts
- About the Author
It’s a very well researched book and Daniel has clearly put a lot of time and effort into writing it. As someone who also trains testers who are getting started in mobile then I liked the logical flow through the chapters. […] Overall I found the book to be a really useful addition to my library. There are not enough books on mobile testing as this is certainly one I would recommend. It’s not just about mobile application testing either, there are sections on mobile web as well as information about the mobile world in general. […] If you want to know more about mobile testing then I would certainly recommend that you take a look at the book. – Stephen Janaway, Test Coach and Trainer
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