Testing in the mobile world is really no different from testing on any other application or platform and all the usual types of testing need to be performed. However the mobile world does offer some additional challenges that you must consider when defining your mobile testing strategy and the testing that needs to be performed.
- Device and Operating System – There are a vast number of combinations of devices, form factors, operating systems and it’s simply impossible to test all of them. As such there are a number of elements you need to consider to ensure your test strategy is providing you with the necessary level of test coverage. These include:
- The range of devices / operating systems to be tested to ensure optimum coverage in the geographical regions in which the applications will be available. Detailed information on device and operating system use across geographies is available and should be consulted as part identifying proposed test coverage. Examples of available coverage information include: