KIFSU and the Mobile User Expectations

The user expectations of a mobile app is one of the main speciality and main challenge for mobile teams. The fact that every user has unique expectations makes it so difficult to develop and deliver the “right” app to customers. As several reports and surveys show, mobile users have far higher expectations of mobile apps when compared to other software like browser applications. The majority of reports and surveys state that nearly 80% of users delete an app after using it for the first time! The top four reasons for deletion are always bad design and usability, loading time and crashes immediately after installation.
Nearly 60% of users will delete an app that requires registration, while more than half of users expect an app to launch in under two seconds. If the app needs more time it gets deleted. Again more than half of users experience crashes the very first time they start an app.

An average user checks his mobile device every six minutes and has around 40 apps installed. Based on those numbers you can deduce that mobile users have really high expectations when it comes to usability, performance and reliability. Those three points are by far the biggest complaints when mobile users were asked about their experience with mobile apps.

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Quality Tools for Android

This week I found the nice github page from Stephane Nicolas named Quality Tools for Android. He provided a sample Android app using several test frameworks, to see how to use them.

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Program Chair at the Mobile App Europe 2014

My first post in 2014 was about the Mobile App Europe conference this year in Berlin/ Potsdam Germany. I think this will be a really awesome conference around mobile apps, from design, development, testing to marketing. Since a couple of days the program chairs are known and I am one of the guys sitting in … Read more

Mobile Cloud Testing Services use jailbroken and rooted devices

In my last blog post I wrote about a new Cloud Testing Service for Android and mobile web apps. A few hours after writing this post, I found this very interesting blogpost about mobile cloud testing services and the use of jailbroken and rooted devices. Please read this post and think about it, if you … Read more