With mobile revolution in the world of technology, consumption and entertainment, it’s become critical to develop a solid QA strategy of your mobile apps and other development products which are inevitably expected to work on mobile devices.
Some business owners involved in development still underestimate the importance of a fair mobile QA strategy or just take it mistakenly.
Here are the 5 most common myths about mobile testing.
- “My ‘traditional’ site needs no mobile testing.”
Do you always access favorite sites from PC? Provided you are a modern business person, I don’t think so. If your site’s going to be publically open, it’s doomed to be visited from mobile devices, too. Now think of such damages to your product and company well-being as poor user adoption and social reaction, revenue leakage and many more that poor mobile QA maintenance can cause. Are you ready for that? Probably, not. If you are afraid of adopting new technologies and expenses, start small. Begin with mobile usability.
- “I’ll have to get every existing device and OS to do mobile testing”.
It’s true that there are a great many of different mobile devices and platforms. The thing is how well you decide on those which are key for your organization needs and product purposes. If you’re developing a product for in-house use, the solution is even simpler as you can opt for one or two major mobile platforms for your employees and test the product only for these. Cross-device and –platform testing is getting increasingly easy and cost-effective as well due to the advent of many tools for mobile responsive testing purposes.
- “I’ve hired third party developers who also do testing for me, so it’s OK.”
This is true as long as you are 100% sure of those developers’ expertise, or you aren’t creating an app for your company’s use. If so, you should perform your product’s mobile QA support within the organization since such issues as integration, security and usability can only be covered in full while applying these types of testing in terms of your company’s prior QA processes and practices.
- “My app isn’t going to be that extraordinary to need mobile QA – it’s only for my home team’s use.”
Mobile apps tend to be multi-purpose, also given their accessibility on the move. Therefore, though you may not be expecting it to be used by thousands of users, proper mobile testing always pays, especially if compared with losses it may cause otherwise.
- “I need to find the perfect tool for my team to do all mobile QA.”
Despite we’ve rejected the consistency of misconception #2, you won’t manage a solid mobile QA procedure with only one tool either. The nature of mobile is ever-changing and progressing, so effective testing of mobile products or products used on mobile devices should be upgraded respectively in terms of tools and methodologies.
The future is mobile, so don’t miss the future of your products and always do mobile QA.
Created: 27 Jun 2014
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