Many software testers wonder about should iPhone or iPad applications be tested in a different way than Windows or MAC based apps. The right answer is “Yes”.
Why iPad (iPhone) Apps Should be Tested Differently?
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- iPad/iPhone applications run on altered hardware than Windows/MAC apps.
- Input method differs because of a touch-screen.
- The way of installation also differs.
[/checklist] Testing Methodology of iPad:
Exploratory Testing. In order to perform an efficient exploratory testing service, an iPad tester should pass a key functionality of an application. It is the standard approach. In this case, testers can use any previous insight or supporting documentation of the application.
Installation. The iPad is given to the app tester or mobile app testing company. All the necessary testing services would be performed before the application’s release; a provisioning file will be needed to accompany the app. The app and provisioning file can be dropped into iTunes and loaded onto the iPad.
Detected Defects. iPad screenshot feature helps the iPad testers in their job. When tester detects bugs, he just holds the power button and presses the central circle button. This method activates a screenshot capture and saves the photo on the device, and the screenshot can be sent or emailed. iPad also stores crash log files on the internal hard drive.
Other Testing Types. iPad app testing types are various: stability testing, usability testing service, performance testing services.
Test Report. Most iPad app testing companies should be able to provide a thorough test report. It is a key piece of documentation and will effectively be the only evidence of your app’s quality before release and also after release.
Nowadays, the competitive market shows the relevance of iPad apps to be safe and simply the best. Few negative comments and feedback can mark down the overall app rating, and the number of downloads can decrease.
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