Mobile apps are now experiencing such a boost that their success cannot be overstated. About every company needs a smartphone app: social and texting, finance, food ordering, and shopping. Of course, we want them to work perfectly and quickly. But how can you be confident because there are thousands of different mobile device types and platforms to choose from? We’ve created smartphone app review guidelines to make it a little smoother.
Mobile application testing checklist:
Various ways of data input
The vast majority of mobile apps follow a basic rule: users input data (text, images, and videos) in some form, which is then processed through different operations. If your software falls into this category, you can ensure that it can perform the following during mobile app testing:
- When a keyboard is invoked, it appears with the required layout.
- Inputs that accept both typed and pasted text. While you’re there, take a look at the autocomplete and autocorrect choices.
- One or more fingers are used. The program should be able to recognize and respond to appropriate movements or commands. Tap, double-tap, press and hold, multi-touch, swipe, pinch, and other common commands are included.
- the phone camera. If necessary, the app’s camera should be able to recognize barcodes or QR codes in addition to taking images and videos. In the case of devices with multiple fronts and rear cameras, the appropriate one should be launched by the application by default.
Screen orientation is the second item on our mobile app review checklist. The device’s sensor can sense when the phone’s orientation shifts from vertical to horizontal (known as portrait and landscape). This often necessitates a major shift in the application’s architecture, which is crucial in mobile app development.
For cosmetic or technical purposes, certain applications on the market do not allow screen rotation. If the application must be both horizontal and vertical, you can test it many times to ensure that the rotation of the interface between the two, as well as any adjustments made during the process, do not result in:
- the data entered by the user would be lost by the application.
- the application’s condition to be changed.
- After saving, the data does not fit what was shown previously.
Any of the smartphone application’s features require access to the device’s basic features. Allowing the app to use the camera or photo gallery is needed if you want to post a cute selfie with your cat on Instagram. Contacts or a microphone are two other common accesses needed by certain applications.
However, the issue of permission does not exclude your users from accessing the application’s other features. Members of the aforementioned Instagram should be able to access their photo feeds and watch stories without experiencing any issues.
When testing permissions/accesses, you should take into account whether:
- There are no defects in the application’s daily service when access is restricted or denied.
- The program only requires the approvals that are needed for its regular service.
- The failure of an application is not caused by refusing any permissions during installation.