Mobile Application Testing

To compete effectively in the changing global market, product companies release their applications in multiple platforms and devices, including Ios, Android, Windows, Mac, open source operating systems and several mobile computing devices including phones, e-readers. As a testing company, we have built our niche in mobile testing services, specifically in testing applications on Android and iOS devices, including a coverage around the human interface guidelines (HIG) for these platforms. We also perform all types of native, web and hybrid mobile apps testing including an optimized mobile test automation approach that accommodates a single test suite both on the mobile and non-mobile versions of the application.

Mobile Application Testing Phases

1. Identify Testing Types

Simbesi doctor's decide what testing is required to test the specific mobile app: functional, usability, compatibility, performance, security, etc. Decide on which target devices to use and what functional requirements should be tested.

2. Test Case and Script Design

Prepare a test case document for each and every feature and functionality. In addition to functional test cases, some special cases should also be covered:

Battery usage

App speed

Data requirements


Prepare separate suites for manual test cases and automated test scripts as required. And identify any reusable automation scripts and modify them as per the project requirements.

3. Usability and Beta Testing

Now that basic functions are tested, it’s time to make sure that the mobile application is easy to use and provides a satisfactory user experience. This phase requires maintaining cross-platform matrix to ensure the platform coverage achieved by beta testers.

Once the app is tested in-house, release the beta version of the application to market.

Compatibility testing

Mobile devices vary between platforms, models, and operating system versions. It’s essential to select a subset of devices relevant to mobile application.

User Interface testing

User experience is key for apps to be accepted by end users. Check usability issues, navigation, and content. Test menus, options, buttons, bookmarks, history, settings, and navigation flow of the application.

Interface testing

Testing of menu options, buttons, bookmarks, history, settings, and navigation flow of the application.

External factors testing

Mobile device applications must also contend with interactions and interruptions from other device features like various network connection types, SD cards, phone calls, and assorted device settings.

Accessibility testing

Mobile devices have a diverse demographic of users so it is important to ensure that mobile application is widely accessible.

4. Performance Testing

Mobile device applications have less overall device memory and power available so must handle themselves very efficiently. Test app performance by changing the connection from 2G, 3G to WIFI, responsiveness, battery consumption, stability, etc.

It’s a great practice to test mobile application for scalability and performance issues.

Functional Testing

App functionality should be fully tested, with special consideration given to installation, updates, sign-up and login, provisioning, device-specific functions, and error messages.

5. Security and Compliance Testing

Security and data privacy are of most extreme significance nowadays. Users demand their data and information is secure and private.

As such, it’s essential to test the security of mobile application’s sensitive data storage, and how mobile application behaves under various device permission schemes.

6. Control and Summary

This phase includes detailed and complete testing – from early iterative phases to regression tests that may still be required – to stabilize the app and uncover minor defects.

Once app testing is complete, additional settings and features used to develop the final version are then cleaned up, taken away, and the final version is made available to the public.

Test Summary Report

The entire end-to-end mobile application testing process should have been recorded. Testing is tough. By tailoring these test phases to each app being developed – and meticulously carrying out every step – now guaranteed to end up with a fully functioning product.