Quick Guide: Exploring Mobile App Testing

Oct 07, 2020

There are so many mobile applications launch in the market every day but there are few successors, Mobile app testing is a process that finds bugs, issue and glitches into mobile application.

In such high competency ratio, you have to be sure that apart from offering something innovative and interesting to your customers your application should also be free from any glitches. And hence, mobile app testing is becoming very important.

Your application must also be free from flaws. And therefore mobile app testing is becoming very important.


What is Mobile Application Testing..?

Mobile Application testing is a process by which application software developed for portable mobile devices is tested for functionality, usability, and consistency. Mobile Application Testing can be either automated or manual.


Why Mobile Application Testing is necessary?

  • Turning on/off GPS
  • Different devices
  • Use different OS
  • Use different Screen resolution
  • Testing in different Screen orientation (landscape, portrait), Others…


Types of Mobile Application

  • Mobile web Application
  • Hybrid Application
  • Native Application


Mobile Web Applications:

Mobile web applications refer to applications for mobile devices that only require the installation of a web browser on the device. Simple mobile web applications limit the use of RIA technologies and are designed to present information in a readable and action-oriented format.


Native Application:

A Native Application is a software program that is developed for use on a particular platform or device like Windows 10, Android app, IOS app, Blackberry.


Hybrid Application:

A (hybrid application) is a software application that combines elements of native applications and web applications. Hybrid applications are essential web applications that have been placed in a native application shell.


5 Major Types of Mobile application Testing:

  1. Usability Testing:

It checks how friendly the app is in terms of use and intuitiveness. Mobile apps need to be tested early and very often. User experience requirements include clarity of navigation, intuitive interface, the appearance of application design, error messages, and handling.


  1. Function Testing:

This type of test results if the application is working correctly or not. It focuses on the main purpose and flow of the application, ensuring that all of its functions are responsive and within specification.

  1. Performance Testing:

Performance testing is a key element in the mobile app testing process. You will be able to track and predict performance changes for spikes in connection quality (3G, 4G, LTE), change in a user's location, increased traffic, etc…

When it comes to mobile applications, you should also test the product on different devices to see if performance is affected by the change in screen dimensions.


  1. Installation Testing:

The Application Installation Test tests the successful installation of your mobile application on various mobile devices, models, and operating systems.


  1. Mobile Device Testing:

Mobile Device Testing function ensures the quality of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs, etc. The tests will be carried out on both hardware and software.



Mobile Application Testing has become a critical part of mobile app development. Most of the problems faced by an app could be solved by a successful mobile app test. This also increases time to market and ensures the success of the application.

There are so many mobile applications launch in the market every day but there are few successors. Mobile Application Testing is a process that finds bugs, issue, and glitches into mobile application.



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Bhaumik Gohel

About the Author

Bhaumik Gohel

  • I am currently working as a Junior Software Tester at MagnusMinds IT Solution. I am having 2.5+ years of professional experience.
  • Perform system, unit, acceptance, regression, load and functional-performance testing on of web-application as well Mobile application using manual testing methods.
  • In my professional career, I have headed QA department in different Product based companies. My area of interest includes defining QA processes from scratch, QA documentations, Software Testing and Automation.