How does a company nowadays put together a comprehensive test strategy for delivering high-quality experiences for their applications on any device? I think this is the question I get asked most frequently and it is the biggest challenge in today’s market, how to tackle mobile testing and responsive web testing. The solution can be the difference between an app rated 1 star or an app rated 5 stars.
I had a lot of fun talking to Joe Colantonio from Test Talks about how to create a successful app starting with my Digital Test Coverage Optimizer. Listen to the full talk to hear my ideas on moving from manual testing to automation, tracking the mobile market, the difference between testing in simulators and emulators versus real devices and more.
As the #30daysoftesting challenges continues, i have decided today to put the famous iOS Native LinkedIn mobile app and perform some exploratory testing on it using my iPhone 6 Plus device running iOS 9.X
Today’s challenge was about finding up to 5 different defects and reporting them back to the app vendor.
Here are my findings:
- Searching through the contact list (my list of contacts overpasses 2500 members) is simply unusable since the A-Z side bar is non proportional with the page size, so basically trying to filter by letter (e.g. “K”) is very hard
- App crashed twice when entering long string of characters into the search bars either for searching contacts/groups or messages
- Sharing a message from the app – DOES NOT WORK. You can only share from the app main screen an update but not a message.
I’ve reported back to LinkedIn about these defects, below is their confirmation email – pending their response.
Happy #30Daysofesting To All Of You.
For those who aren’t familiar with this month program led by Ministry of Testing, the full details are HERE.
I plan to stand up for this challenge (Tweeter handle to follow this program is: #30daysoftesting
For day 1, I’ve bought the following book (Testing in 30+ open source tools, 2nd Edition), and i plan on reading it (well – large portion of it, it’s more than 1200 pages) – the book highlight the main trend i am seeing over the past 12-18 months in the digital space (especially Mobile) where many new open-source test frameworks are being introduced to the market aiming to make both Dev and Testers lifes easier.
With the amount of new open-source tools in the market agile teams can achieve the following:
- Faster test development
- Fine tune the test environment to meet complex product requirements
- Develop and execute tests from the Dev/Test native environment (IDE)
- Execute and receive actionable feedback faster
With the above benefits, it is clear that today’s agile teams have a lot to gain by embracing open-source compared to traditional proprietary testing solutions.
Looking forward to update on 2nd-30th day of this program