How to Conduct Mobile Testing of Client Applications?

When working as a software tester, you may face a situation when you will have to conduct mobile testing of the client-type applications. They are called “client” ones because they are installed on the user devices.

As a professional software testing company with several years’ experience in mobile application testing, we offer you some useful pieces of advice.

You should integrate the elements of automated testing; however, the practice shows that these types of applications are harder to automate.

What Can You Use in Your Software Testing?

  • Automated unit tests;
  • Code instrumentation;
  • Signature testing;
  • GUI-level automation.

Automated Unit Testing:

For the most part of mobile development platforms there exists a unit testing framework. Often the tests are run on an emulator.

The practice shows that some types of unit tests can be automated, however they will not be able to adequately test some of the elements of the software under test.

These tests are of great help for the developers, however they are not suitable for system testing  or acceptance testing.

Which Problems Can You Face Performing Unit Testing on an Emulator?

  • Choosing the most suitable form of output display. In order to record the rendered UI, you should use screen capture code.
  • Test execution automation. Some emulators cannot quit automatically after having run the tests. Other difficulties may be in inability to run the tests in the background or finding a machine without GUI interface.

When Should Code Injection Be Used?

Code injection can sometimes be used in your software testing. It can provide you with several unique features you are not able to obtain from other elements of automated testing. The application’s source code should not be modified.