COMPULSORY PRACTICES FOR MOBILE APP TESTING EVERY QA MUST FOLLOW

Everyday, thousands of apps are launched. Over time, the tech industry is speeding up and making smart and big changes rapidly such as new OS versions, a bunch of new devices, development platforms, frameworks and many more. Due to all of these, a mobile app tester job has become much more complex and challenging. So in this blog, we are going to share some hacks of mobile app testing that will make app testers job much easy.

So first of all lets discuss about some common challenges of mobile app testing. OS fragmentation, multitude of mobile devices, different mobile app types (Native, Hybrid, HTML5), variety of testing tools, numerous test interfaces, performance testing under natural conditions are some common testing challenges of mobile. How to overcome all these challenges? What to do if stuck in between one challenge? Below we have tried to consolidate all possible information that every mobile app tester should know and follow.

ESSENTIAL THINGS A MOBILE APP TESTER SHOULD TAKE CARE OF

UNDERSTAND THE NATURE, SCOPE AND GOAL OF THE APPLICATION:

A skilled mobile app tester always make its first step of testing with a great understanding of the project. A mobile app tester needs to have an in depth understanding of the project to become aware of its nature, scope and ultimate goal.

KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS:

According to today’s scenario, mobile users expect much more from the mobile apps and mobile devices than from web or desktop. So knowing your target customer’s expectation is essential. A mobile app tester can know the app audience by its niche or nature. For example, if the app is in the category of dating, then they can identify the ideal age of the app audience that should be in between 18 to 30. So on the basis of the age, the tester can sort the devices. The app tester can downsize the testing efforts by focusing on what is important to the app audience related to functionality, UI /UX, like/dislikes and many more.

TESTING STRATEGY AND PLAN:

Formulate a testing strategy helps to wager necessary guidelines which all testers are expected to follow. This brings consistency in testing and ensures sufficient test coverage.

TEST ON REAL DEVICES:

Emulator and Simulator are very useful for the early stages of development, but testing on real devices ensures the real test results and it also give better idea to tester about the look and feel of the app.

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USER EXPERIENCE TESTING:

User experience testing is the most important task for every tester. 80% of the app success depend on users. So a mobile app tester should properly test the user journey execution, UI consistency, UI behavior, visual issues, user interaction visualization, custom device feedback, responsive design behavior and application-specific functionality.

COMPOSE THE LIST OF THE DEVICES FOR TESTING:

Create a list of devices and OS on which you are going to apply testing strategies. You can also avoid the devices that are no longer supported by the manufactures and vendors. You can take help of emulators in case if you want to test on older version. So this will definitely increase the testing cost without the reward of the higher user satisfaction rates.

TEST NATIVE AND WEB BASED MOBILE APP DIFFERENTLY:

  • Native Mobile App Considerations – When you are testing for native mobile app, the testing cycle should start from the installation and launch process. The access of the device ID is needed and if the app uses third party API, the API connection testing is also required.
  • Web Based Mobile App Considerations – If the application required internet connection, then the connection testing is important for Wifi, mobile data, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, GPRS, etc. The application pages will look different while checking on different browser, so check things according to visuality. Load and performance testing is one of the major factor to test in web based mobile applications.

PERFORM AUTOMATION TESTING:

Mobile app automation can improve the development process. If you are developing app on agile environment, automation testing can save hours. It is very easy to add new test cases without interfering in the development process with the help of automation testing.

PERFORMANCE AND CONNECTIVITY:

Check the memory leaks, remove the redundant code because it can lead to higher battery consumption. If the app uses GPS and Camera, make sure it will freed after the application closed because it can higher the battery issues. For connectivity, application memory & processor usage, application transition behavior when switches between Wi-Fi and 3G/EDGE, weak signal conditions, network bandwidth usage are the necessary functionalities to test.

SECURITY PERSPECTIVE TESTING:

Check for encryption and authentication of data, proper encoding of sensitive data, check for the interaction of app with third party software or services, check for potential areas of the app that can receive malicious information.

APPLICATION GLOBAL ACCEPTANCE TESTING:

If the application has worldwide appeal, you have to properly check that the app adapts to various geography, support languages, currencies and popular social networks of prominent markets.

TEST FOR UPDATES/INSTALL AND UNINSTALL PROCESSES

As we all know, the versions of mobile app platforms changes frequently, so in that case, app’s update and installation processes testing is an essential task to do. Mobile app tester should do testing in order to replicate updating from an older application version to the latest one. During the update and installation tests, mobile app testers must take care for crashes and other issues like that. They must also check that after uninstalling the application, the app data has been completely removed from device storage.

CHECK ALL LOG FILE AND RESTRICT PERMISSION

Everybody who uses smartphone are very sensitive about their private data. The apps which require unnecessary permissions, users straightly do not like to install that app. For example, if the app require only camera and internet connection, there is no sense to get permission for SMS, contact number kind of things. In this test scenario, mobile app testers require to connect the mobile device to a computer to check the log files, stack traces, device storage kind of information that is not allowed to be there. They should also check for log cases, make sure the log is on release mode and avoid showing too much app information to other people.

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GST (Goods and Services Tax) Advantages for businesses

In this article, we will talk about India’s biggest transforming decision, the indirect taxation system- “Goods and Services Tax” (GST). GST is the buzz word today, but yet most of the people are not fully aware of it. There are lots of myth about GST. So we just thought of presenting GST in simplified way.

GST bill was passed in Loksabha on 6th May, 2015, And GST is Applicable from 1st July 2017.

GST Overview:

GST or Goods and Services Tax is an indirect value added tax, a consolidation of large number of Central and State taxes into a single tax, allowing set-off of prior-stage taxes. For a consumer, the benefit would be in terms of a reduction in the overall tax burden on goods and services, which is currently estimated at 25%-30%. Establishment of GST also make our products more competitive in the domestic and international markets. Current statistics show the instantly actuation economic growth.

Advantages of GST for businesses-

1. Easy to start a New Business:

Before starting any new business you need to have VAT (value-added tax) registered from the sales tax department of India. A business operating in multiple states has to face a lot of issues regarding the different procedures, taxes and fees in each state according to their names. Its quite complicated to maintain multiple taxes. GST converts all taxes into one tax, so that the centralised registration system is given new possibilities to expand their business in different states. And the process is also very simple and convenient to everyone, this is the biggest benefit of GST for new businesses.

2. Higher Exemption for New Start-ups and Small Businesses:

In a simple word, any business with a turnover of more than 5 lakh (INR) has to get VAT registration (different in different states) and pay VAT. But after GST, the tax limit is increased up-to Rs 10 lakh. And for businesses with turnover between Rs 10 and 50 lakh (it’s optional) will be taxed at a lower rate. It is called the composition scheme. This bring relief from tax burdens to newly established businesses.

3. Easy Taxation System (Integration of Multiple Taxes in GST):

Before GST, goods and products are taxed under the VAT regime implemented by the State Government (According to the states) and services. And the services are taxed under the service tax regime implements by Central government. Under the GST regime, many of the taxes in existence today involved and made in one tax. The following taxes are proposed to be involve under the GST:

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4. Reduced human mediation for compliance:

The biggest benefit of GST is reduced human mediation that will be brought about by the online taxation experience of GST. After GST, no worry about interacting with numerous tax department officers for carrying out compliance procedures. All the mediation procedures under GST – Different forms, registration, payments, refunds and returns – will now be carried out through online portals only, which has the following advantages:

Registration – timely receipt of certificate of registration at any time

Payment – more transparency and reduction in mediation costs (No more partail behaviour)

Refund – faster process and enhanced liquidity

Returns – automatic and hassle-free input tax credit and tax liability adjustment

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5. Relief for Business in Both Sales and Services tax:

GST won’t make the difference between services and sales tax, and in this way the expense calculation will be done on aggregate amount. Business like hotels and restaurants, which had to pay both taxes: sales tax and service tax are free from these taxes and only aggregate amount will be applicable on sales and service.

6. Decrease in Transportation Cost Across the Country:

  • This is the measure changes shows after GST tax on transportation
  • more efficient cross-state transportation
  • less paperwork for road transporters
  • bringing down logistics costs

Before GST tax, all 29 states on India collect taxes at different rates on goods that move across their borders. Due to this, tax on freight is collected multiple times. Also, there are long delays at interstate tollbooths owing to review by state authorities who examine and apply the relevant taxes and other excise. Transportation vehicles delays are an average 5-7 hours at interstate tolls. After GST tax, transport sector seeks to replace around 15 states and federal taxes and tariffs for a single tax unit. Which makes transportation more convenient and time saver.

GST tax is a very meaningful step for indirect tax. By consolidating a large number of central and state taxes into a single tax, GST is much easing double taxation and make taxation overall easy for the every sector. GST has also made Indian products competitive in the domestic and international markets. Last but not the least, we want to say one thing: SABKA SATH SABKA VIKAS

Top 10 Advantages Of Using Magento As An E-Commerce Store Development

Magento is the open source platform, specially used for e-commerce store development. It is the most flexible platform. Many big brands uses magento to empower their business. Magento is completely the most powerful platform for e-commerce web development today.

If you want to setup your e-commerce business, that means you have to strategize and manage a lot of things. Setting up an e-commerce store is not that much easy if your foundation is not strong. In today’s scenario, the business owners are looking for best platforms for their e-commerce websites development, and magento is the best solution to fulfill all their needs.

Benefits of Magento for E-commerce Website Development

If you are still confused that why magento e-commerce development has gained so much popularity or even attention of the e-commerce website developers, here are the top 10 advantages of magento.

1) Free: Magento is an opensource platform and hence has a lot of features that are completely free. It is a big and fast-growing technology. Developers also like magento because of its uniqueness and thousands of extensions.

2) Available in 3 Flavors: – Magento is available in 3 different flavors.
-Community Edition (open source)
-Enterprise edition
-Magento Go (hosted solution)

3) SEO Edge: – Magento has a unique feature i.e ‘Magento SEO’. Magento seo has solved multiple issues by facilitating this unique feature. By this feature, the e-commerce site is better optimized. Duplicate content, page traffic, indexing, landing pages are efficiently managed by magento seo.

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4) Developers Friendly: Magento developers finds it easy and friendly to add pages and update content to the website. The linking and navigation of pages is also very easy in magento, and these features saves considerable amount of time of developers.

5) Multiple Store Management: With magento, running and managing online business 24-7 has become stress-free. Before magento, managing multiple stores from single administrative panel was inconvenient. Now with magento, each store can be setup in single admin panel with its unique product catalogue.

6) Marketing Tools: Magento have various tools and technologies to promote your e-commerce business. It collects many unique options like flexible coupons, private sales, Multi-tier pricing, Landing pages tools for campaigns etc.

7) Carting: Magento shopping cart development is a very user friendly feature and it helps customers to follow the step by step process for purchasing the desired product. It also provide many payment gateway options to customers.

8) Scalable: Magento is written in php, so it is very easy to add new features according to the project need and this will scale your solution.

9) Secure: Magento is very secure, if your server running on a separate system, the information of your online store, products, records of customers, orders and transactions are completely private with no third party access.

10) Mobile Friendly: Last but not least, Magento is mobile friendly too. The mobile apps of magento allows store integration across multiple devices to work efficiently on Smartphones, Notebook, iPad etc.

Magento is a well built platform in all the terms either it is security or stability. Many e-commerce web development companies have adopted this open source platform open hearty.

CDN Solutions Group being a pioneer in developing web apps, have also developed many magento e-commerce websites that are running successfully, and have many talented developers who are experts in this platform. If you also want to develop your e-commerce business using magento, then please contact us here.