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How to Choose the Right Testing Tools for a Mobile Application

Tuesday 22 of October, 2019.
Reading Time: 2 minutes.
By Fernando Solís



One of the first steps in the journey of creating a successful mobile application is choosing the right software testing tool. There are many types of software testing tools for mobile applications that manage the testing process. In this article, we’ll provide a series of criteria to help you choose the right software testing tool for your mobile app.

Selecting a tool that works well with the chosen operating system, and taking into consideration its different versions and hardware settings, is a must; we do not want to limit the platform’s users.

The security of the app’s construction is also important. Several things must be taken into consideration. We do not recommend sharing your compilation with testers outside your team. Also, Beta testing an application can be very complicated, so it’s best to verify that everyone is working on the correct compilation during the designated time period. For this reason, we must choose a tool that allows us to manage the current version and make sure all members of the team are on the same page.

 

Changes must be verified before and after an application is refactorized. The chosen software testing tool must meet the requirements in order to deliver the expected results.

 

A testing tool’s capacity for reporting errors and failures is important so that developers can reproduce the problem and solve it. Tools that review register summaries of each test throughout the designated time period are important. It’s also a good idea to consider tools that can configure report formats based on these summaries. The ideal is to have the best organization possible and to count on statistics.

Whichever tool is chosen, it must always test new changes to the code and provide feedback. Continuous testing is essential to identify how new changes in the code have affected the existing system. It’s all about timing as well; feedback must be given quickly. A solid testing tool should have the capacity to allow for the testing framework, revision control, test configuration management, problem tracking, report generation, and more. If this kind of testing is not performed, many defects could appear in layers of new code that have been added to it. Continuous testing and integration with existing quality assurance tools and technologies are essential for guaranteeing quality control processes.

The test management tool must be compatible with other popular solutions, such as Red Mine, Mantis, You Track, and Jira. The way tracking and error notifications will be managed will have a great impact on the results of an application’s launch. A good error follow-up system, also known as an Issue Tracking System (ITS), must fit easily into the process and, instead of providing verification before and after, should track progress as work is being done.

There are several types of tools a test manager can consider when it comes to choosing the best testing tool. The following are a few examples:

Open Source Tools:

Programs whose source code is open to the public so that its original design can be used/modified; these tools are free.

Commercial Tools:

Software produced for sale for commercial purposes. These tools offer more support and characteristics from the provider than open-source tools.

Customized Tools:

For some testing projects, the testing process and environment have particular characteristics. Neither open-source tools nor commercial tools meet their requirements. In such cases, the test manager should consider developing a customized tool.

There are many options and variables to consider when it comes to choosing the right testing tool. In order to make the best choice for a particular situation, it’s important to keep the final user in mind and always remember that quality is in the details.

About Avantica

If you are looking for a software partner who will work with you to achieve your business goals and continued success, Avantica is your solution. We offer dedicated teams, team augmentation, and help with individual projects for our clients. We are constantly seeking the best methodologies to give you the best results.

 

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