Basic points of mobile application testing

This article about to basic information mobile application testing and this is practical industry experience that I am going to share with you.

Mobile application testing checklist helps you refine your requirements to ensure that your scope of work is clearly defined. These are high level pointers and not very specific to the application functionality.

Basic points of mobile application testing

iOS and Android are the preferred platform for develop mobile applications. But Blackberry is still used by several business people and most of the population of the developing world still uses Symbian phones. It’s good to know upfront which platforms are expected to be supported.

Popular technologies are listed below:

  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Mobile
  • Blackberry
  • Symbian

Device Hardware Requirements

Does your application require any specific hardware requirements like memory card or disk, camera ? it’s best to prevent installation on unsupported devices programmatically when possible. Here are instructions to check if your device has sufficient memory/RAM in Android and iOS and also to check camera on iOS and Android

Screen Resolutions

Make sure that your application looks good on your target screen resolution. Smartphones and tablets come in all shapes and sizes. Some of the common screen resolutions are as below;

  • 320 x 480px
  • 640 x 960px
  • 480 x 800px
  • 720 x 1280px
  • 768 x 1280px
  • 800 x 1280px
  • 1200 x 1920px
  • 2048 × 1536px

This blog is also use for mobile application developers, so that’s why this is basic points of mobile application testing.

Other app development for tablets

It’s good to use high quality graphics for large devices like tablets especially. Some developers release a separate HD version of the application or game instead of using a single package. Irrespective of your implementation process, it’s good to test on both devices. if you expect maximum users on both.

Orientation – Portrait or Landscape

Some Apps and games work only in landscape mode while some applications are designed to work in portrait mode only and other work in both modes and ensure that test your applications to see if there are any issues when changing the positioning like application crashing or UI bugs.


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