This is the Rough Cut version of the printed book.
Over 2,000,000 mobile apps appear in the most popular app stores alone. But are they reliable? Usable? Secure? Far too many mobile apps aren't. As they become increasingly mission-critical to businesses as well as consumers, this must change. But mobile testing and QA demands strategies and skills that are very different from traditional software testing. Software testers must adapt to a whole new world. This book will help them do so.
Pioneering software test manager Daniel Knott explains exactly what's different about mobile testing, offers a complete blueprint for testing mobile apps on each leading platform, and offers practical guidance on everything from tool selection to automation. You'll discover how to:
Test diverse app types running on diverse hardware and networks
Streamline and automate as much testing as possible, while ensuring comprehensive test coverage
Choose the right test automation tool for your Android, iOS or other mobile environment
Manage testing for rapid mobile release cycles
Test native, hybrid, and web mobile apps
Reflect the impact of freemium, paid, and transactional business models in your testing processes
Test app performance associated with sensors, interfaces, and battery usage
Test on emulators, simulators, and actual devices
Test mobile functionality, security, usability, and accessibility
Test database access and local storage
Drive value from testing throughout the app lifecycle, include the update process
Continually improve your mobile testing skills
Prepare for testing wearables and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices