iOS Application Testing: key points to remember

TestFort News Editor by TestFort News Editor on 09/25/2018

iOS Application Testing: key points to remember

We all know that Apple creates devices of truly high quality. The same should apply to all iOS mobile applications. However, there are still many applications that for some reasons did not undergo a series of testing sessions. It may be down to insufficient budget, tight deadlines, or just laziness. As a result, an application has slow performance, poor user interface, and a plenty of serious bugs. The thing is, a modern user is very demanding and it has to be considered before the application is launched. We aim to make the user experience even better and this is why we share our advice on iOS mobile application testing.

Crucial iOS app testing tips

In order to create an app that has a potential to hit the tops in App Store––it’s essential to consider such factors of post-development process.

Firstly, compatibility. As long as Apple supports only native iOS development, it’s important to ensure your app runs equally good on both the iPhone and iPad. Depending on the type of application, it may also work on MacOS devices. Don’t forget to adapt the app for the latest version of iOS and check its performance consistently to make sure it doesn’t crash when new iOS release comes up. Don’t forget the notch.

Solution: compatibility testing. This iOS mobile application testing type helps to define whether your product successfully runs on all needed devices and if not––what needs to be done to fix that.

Secondly, crashes. You may have noticed that Android applications tend to crash unexpectedly without any visible reason for that. So it seems. In real life, even iOS apps have the same vulnerabilities. Usually, the crash happens due to the messy code of the app, some inconsistency with the system, or a memory shortage.

Solution: performance and UX testing. QA engineers will do iOS UI testing to define whether the problem comes from poor interaction between the core and the interface. They will also run numerous iOS testing sessions through your application to check its response and performance under different conditions, and help to define what needs to be modified to improve user experience.

Thirdly, security. Vulnerabilities in application’s security may lead to serious consequences. If your app can be hacked, it usually means that the whole system is under the threat. You surely don’t want sensitive data like passwords, names, emails, birth date, and more, to be stolen from your end users.

Solution: security testing. To ensure that the app doesn’t have any troubles with security, QA engineers perform a bunch of iOS application testing sessions to deliberately crash it and reveal all vulnerabilities to eliminate them onwards.

Fourthly, functionality. It’s important to know your audience and help them to solve some specific issue with your application. No less is important to update the app regularly. Namely, with every iOS release. The problem with updates is, that they usually end up with lots of crashes and errors. Simply pulling a new functionality on the older product––won’t make it better.

Solution: regression testing. All improvements and updates in the app will be checked with the help of this iOS testing type in terms of their correct, non-glitchy performance.

The ultimate iOS app testing advice

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