How to Overcome Challenges in Mobile App Testing

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Jan 22,2021

Application development comes up with its own set of challenges and that is something really common to expect. Be it a mobile application, desktop, or web you need to come up with an effective strategy and detailed testing plan to ensure that you can deliver a successful user-friendly application.

Your success is defined by the way you deal with the challenges thrown towards you and the strategies you come up with to provide instant and functional solutions. Mobile users are increasing in thousands on a daily basis these apps cater to the largest number of audiences in real-time.

If you are planning to create a mobile application then you need to consider that you can’t afford any sort of issue. Consider all the critical aspects before releasing the application and work on them in detail so that performance is maximized and the end-user receives the product in its best capacity. Mobile application usage is increasing day by day and a single bug can result in losing your brand value along with clients.

To ensure that you are avoiding major roadblocks from the initial phase and maintaining the maximum quality of the software, your team should actively incorporate bug management tools, mobile testing tools, non-functional testing tools along with strategy so that things remain manageable throughout.

  1. Common Challenges in Mobile App:

    If you are creating a mobile application then there is a list of a few common challenges which you would encounter and you need to take care of it timely in an organized manner so that testing challenges remain controlled.
  2. Interface Variation:

    Since a mobile application can be used on any mobile device and they come with different screen sizes so developers need to ensure that they work for all devices. Also, an application is supposed to be used on devices using different platforms, for instance, Android, windows, etc have different user interfaces and need to abide by the policies created by those platforms. They all have their own set of rules and guidelines which need to be considered while creating the application and testers need to ensure that they are not violating any policy.
  3. Security Concerns:

    The major concern and challenge testers deal with is the security of the application. There are numerous applications which consist of the personal information of users and deal with monetary aspects as well. There are times when users try to pay on an app using their debit/credit card but the application is hacked due to which they lose their money or sensitive information of users is accessed by the app which is leaked later.


    Testers need to ensure that while performing testing all such cases are considered and there is no loophole that can affect the business and users question the application’s credibility.
  4. Usability:

    Users are becoming more informed and intelligent and they have options more than ever to select from. If your application is not friendly and the user needs to constantly navigate through the pages then you are doing something wrong and you need to make some prominent design and logical changes in your application.
  5. Timely Delivery:

    Every business is coming up with an idea to deal with a real-world problem through a mobile app and you need to come up with an effective strategy as quickly as possible. While creating the app your need to consider numerous factors such as speed, errors, interface, performance, and need of the app.

    Incorporate all those tools which can make the development and testing process smooth for instance bug management tools with help you manage and report all sort of issues, automation testing tools would aid to test the performance and speed up the testing process, designing team should be on board 24/7 to make quick design-related changes so that you can timely release the handy app while overcoming all the issues and challenges.
  6. Improved User-Experience:

    As it is important to create an application free from bugs and issues, it is equally important that the user is satisfied with the application while using it and there are no unnecessary delays or performance issues due to which the user feels frustrated.

    In the mobile application, this quote fits well that the first impression is the last impression and if the user didn’t feel comfortable with the layout and usage of your applications then there are rare chances that he would come back in the future. Flawless rock-solid is no longer a value-added feature, in fact, it is necessary at this point to sustain in the competitive market.

Wrap Up

It is essential to emulate the end-user and create something from that perspective. Consider all those challenges which might occur while using an app and what would be the user’s reaction at that point to deal with the challenges they face.

Nidhi Dave

Nidhi is working as a content and brand strategist at ProDesigns - a graphic design company, recommending strategies to meet customers’ goals and deliver a superior user experience. She provides content leadership, ensuring that a consistent brand message is delivered to the audience.