Did you know that more than 377K iPhones are sold daily all around the world? And all of those gadgets need software, navigation, games or various other apps users fill them with. And how do you get successful in a market that will probably change even before you finish reading this? You test your apps, you check, double-check and after you have done it all you check it all again. And in order to do so in a fast and harmless to the business way we have some tips, we are willing to offer to testers.
First of all, there are areas that have to be covered in your testing strategy no matter what. Sure it’s impossible to list everything that may go wrong, but here are the must-have’s.
Must have areas:
- Sign-up and login: If users are experiencing trouble when they are just trying to start your app – consider the fish is off the hook and all your efforts are wasted.
- Screen size: think about how much your users will have to scroll up-to down and left-to right, and whether the app will be full-screen on all models possible.
- Connection speed and carrier: make sure your tests include popular carriers since the iPhones are now running on Sprint, Verzion and others.
- Menu options: Try to make sure your main menu options are accessible and easy to decipher.
- Error massages: If a user actually is getting one try to make sure it’s as simple and precise, as possible.
- Interruptions: You need to know how your app behaves, when the device is receiving texts, calls, mail etc. You should also be sure that it’ll be running properly when the battery’s charge is low or medium.
- Data handling: The worst thing that could happen here is unexpected user data deleting. If the app stores data – make sure it stores it right.
- Use your app on different devices. Devices with different productivity and screen size. You do want it to look great on both iPhone and iPad, right?
- Find out about specific devise bugs. Not everything will work smoothly on different devices.
- Check out how fast does your application dries the devices battery. You may do so using various automated solutions.
- Do the same test with the screen lock and power saver modes off. Then start the app on its main screen and find out how does it drain battery in a passive state.
Hope you’ve found those tips useful. Good luck with your apps!