Advancement of technology has been taking place for ages. The difference then and now is, earlier advancement was not done electronically whereas currently, the advancement of technology happens electronically. In the 20th and 21st century, advancement has been very fast. The biggest advancement in technology has been introducing mobile applications.
Use of mobile apps these days is huge and people are preferring it further for new businesses. Extensive use of the mobile application is because it offers services like better engagement with customers, cheap advertisement costs, creates customer loyalty and so on. But behind this glorious picture of mobile applications, there is a time-consuming and tiring process of making it.
Process of making a mobile application includes getting an idea, researching on that idea, designing it on paper, making a prototype and then developing it to make it functional. Here the application gets ready. But the further process is very time-consuming which sometimes leads to delay in application release.
After the development of an application, mobile app testing and quality assurance take place to check if the application works and functions in a proper way. Mobile app testing and quality assurance take the most amount of time because without testing the developers will not be able to give assurance to the customers if it works in every gadget effectively or not. Let’s see the factors that make mobile app testing and quality assurance time-consuming.
Many different device speculations
After the successful completion of mobile app development, the process of app testing starts where the application is tested in different devices to know if it works properly in each and every device or not. For Apple developers, mobile app testing and QA is an easier process because Apple manufactures its own phones and tablets, unlike Android. There are a number of companies like Samsung, Motorola, HTC and so on manufacturing Android phones which makes mobile app testing a lengthy process for Android app developers.
For a mobile app developer, starting from functionality to designing to looks everything matters. But to this, there are a lot many different aspects a developer has to take care of while testing the app. Will the design look good on a particular size of a mobile screen, screen density, resolution, CPU, RAM, battery life and many other functions that are being taken care of by the developer. To reduce the pain of time taking testing, a good emulation software tool along with a group of colleagues carrying different smartphones is needed when a mobile app is put to the quality assurance process.
During operating system fragmentation, for Android developers, it is hard to update the application because the updated application may work on the latest OS because it is developed that way. But people own Android phones that carry different grades of OS because of which the updated app would not work in their phones. For an Android developer, developing and testing Android apps is like raising insulin levels. The same thing does not happen in iOS because it is centrally managed and for iPhone users when Apple wants you to update the OS, you update. Basically, it becomes tough for Android developers to test the mobile application on outdated operating systems.
For a developer, it is not necessary to develop a mobile application for both the operating systems together. But if the developer does so, the headache of testing a single app for two different operating systems in different devices vanishes. It gives a powerful edge over operating system-specific apps. If the application is developed for two different devices, there are possibilities of dissatisfaction between the users.
The pressure of going to market
When the developer thinks of an idea, he/she gets the idea from the problem faced. Thus, if the developer takes a lot of time in designing and developing along with testing, the application would go live after the problem already has the solution. And if the developer is waiting to shoot his/her app once it is perfect then the application would never see the light of day.
There is not a single application out there that cannot be improved upon. The struggle is what is seen in every event. If the application is rushed out of the door, it might be a big failure and if the application is kept for too long to make it perfect, another app might give the solution to the problem.
Therefore, there is always a pressure of entering the market with the best mobile application. The problems are known to the mobile app developers as well as the mobile app development company and therefore they already have their strategies to face the same. If the app gets released and raises any issues, then they are prepared for replacing the glitches in the application. This explains why mobile app testing and quality assurance process is time-consuming but at the same time essential.