One of the things that app developers must always do is to test their apps over and over again until they can release a bug-free product. Nothing is more frustrating than to use an application that hangs or freezes, especially when you are doing something critical like making mobile payments, having a video conference with your business partners, and so on.
So, when should you be testing your app? Well, you should be testing your app extensively before the release of it and you should always be on the lookout for any potential bugs that might have slipped away during the development process.
Test Your App Across Multiple Configurations
Remember, there are two different mobile operating systems out there and there are many different versions of the OS that people are currently using.
That is why it is imperative that you test your application across multiple devices and configurations to ensure that everything is in working order.
Take into account legacy devices that are probably still running two versions from the latest one so that you can also cater to their needs.
Take into Account Your App’s Aesthetics on Different Screen Sizes You also have to take into consideration that mobile devices have different screen sizes. How well does your app look on a 5-inch device? How about on a 6.5-inch screen?
Look at the market to see what screen sizes mobile devices are currently so that you can test your application on those sizes.
Test App Performance Under Different Loads
Test your application while other applications are running on the background. The RAM of the device can have a huge impact on how your app will perform, so you want to also include that in your testing methodology as well.
It is also a good idea to test your app using different internet speeds. How fast does your app’s content load under slow internet connections?
Monitor Battery Consumption
Always remember that a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet runs on battery. A device’s battery can run out of juice, especially if it is using a poorly-optimized app.
Do some rigorous testing of your application to see exactly how much battery it consumes. It is also imperative that you take into account that you test your application in different OSes since some system-level optimizations might be in play.
See How Your App Performs When Using the Phone’s Many Features
Let’s say that your application requires users to use it in landscape or full screen mode.
And, let’s assume that someone is calling that particular user. Would the call get dropped immediately when the user is still on your app or will the app pause for a while in favor of the call getting through?
Test Your App Under Full Load
Run many different applications in the background and then use your app. How does it perform with other processes running in the background?
Ensure that Your App Follows Proper Guidelines
Get acquainted with the rules of both Google and Apple with regards to app development and upload. Make sure that you are following the guidelines to the tee so that you will not run into any problems.