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Learning Mobile App Development: A Hands-on Guide to Building Apps with iOS and Android by Michael Eierman, Jakob Iversen

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Testing and Fragmentation

Testing is a critical component of app development. This is especially true for Android because of the wide array of devices that the operating system is installed on. However, it is critical that apps developed on either platform be tested on real devices prior to release. However, testing an app is very much like testing any other piece of software in that a comprehensive test plan must be established and followed. Testing should also be performed by individuals outside the development team.

A comprehensive test plan should include thorough black box unit testing, including equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, and cause-effect graphing. Fortunately, the innate organization of apps into individual screens ...

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