In this chapter, we’ll lay the ground for the material to come in this book. We’ll start by talking about mobile devices, which are the platforms on which mobile apps run, and then about different types of mobile apps. Next, we’ll look at what mobile users expect from their devices and the apps running on them. This will bring us to the topic of how these mobile device and app realities, along with the expectations of the users, create challenges for testers, which will introduce a core set of topics for the subsequent chapters. We will also introduce the topic of tester skills for mobile testing, and then equipment requirements, both of which are topics we’ll return to later in the book. Finally, we’ll briefly ...

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