It is widely thought that software performance is measured during automated testing. Automation is indeed widely used for such purposes. But performance is closely related to usability, and some performance defects can be found in course of usability testing that is executed manually.
Specialists in mobile testing, desktop testing and web site testing know that requirements to mobile application performance have become high. Often there are no accurate enough instruments for measuring periods of time that are less than a second.
One can rely on feelings in such cases and give attention to every process that seems to perform slowly.
Performance Defects Can Be Found Manually in a Mobile Program:
- During launching of the system. Launching shouldn’t last more than 5 seconds. If it does, a software testing company recommends the developers to lessen the number of processes that are executed during launching.
- During interaction with the software. A mobile program must respond immediately in course of many activities. For instance, in course of typing, voice, gesture or touch inputs. Perceptible delays can significantly complicate interaction with the program or even make it useless.
- Watching various media effects. The animation should play smoothly, without stops or jerks. Everything should be smooth and mustn’t cause eye strain. It is often topical for mobile games.