Testing Automation for Mobile Apps

With the mobile app industry growing at an ever increasing rate, the testing process for mobile apps has also had to evolve. And over the last couple of years, we’ve seen at Galil Software that the testing for mobile apps really has to be comprehensive AND automated, so as to ensure the quality of the app – as well as reduce testing time.

Do I really need automated tests for mobile apps?

If you want your QA team running efficiently, then yes.

Let’s face it, with all those devices and platforms that mobile apps need to be tested on, manual testing just won’t cut it. And typically, mobile apps are released to market at breakneck speed these days, meaning manual regression testing is even more limited. By automating those regression tests, new features and additions shouldn’t impact the existing functionality, and your dev team can concentrate on polishing off sprints on schedule.

Another factor to consider is that automated testing for mobile apps reduces the risk of human error. No more worrying about testers forgetting manual steps or cutting corners due to time constraints. Automated testing means exactly that: automated. The tests performed during automated testing can also help pinpoint potential problems, because the tests can be recorded into a test database, providing testers with a repository of important detailed data which can, in turn, enhance testing proficiency still further.

What tests can I automate?

From past experience with our clients here at Galil Software, you really need to ask yourself a number of questions to determine if a manual test can be automated; answer YES to any of the below and you have yourself a good candidate for automation:

Some automated testing steps to get you started

Switching over from a manual testing system to automatic testing will undoubtedly enhance your whole testing process.

We can gladly point you in the right direction when setting up your automatic testing system, but in the meantime here are some basic steps you can take to start automating your mobile app testing: