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What Are Peculiarities of a Touch Screen?

Touch screen is an integral part of almost any modern mobile device. It must be considered during a mobile application testing.

Touch screen consists of firm glass, various sensors and program that recognizes user inputs. Certain mobile devices are able to distinguish inadvertent inputs and ignore them. It is wise to check this function performing mobile testing.

Nowadays There Are Two Types of Touch Screens:

  1. Those that are designed to distinguish pressure from a finger or a specific inputting instrument.
  2. Those that are able to sense not only pressure but electrical charges of human body as well. 

When a user moves or turns a mobile device from portrait to landscape position or vice versa the mobile device tries to adapt to the new position and turns the screen appropriately. It is important to check this feature executing usability testing of a mobile software product.

Most mobile devices are also equipped with light sensors. This function is added in order to increase usability of mobile devices and allow users to utilize their smartphone or tablet under different lightings. It also helps to diminish battery charge consuming.

A software testing company recommends to check how tested software product behaves under different lightings.

Testers don’t deal with neither of the mentioned issues performing web site testing or desktop testing.