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With the fasted growing form of software development in recent history, iPhone App developers need to ensure their App outshines their competitors and is of the highest quality. Therefore, high quality App Testing is of the utmost importance. This article highlights the key areas of what to look for in an iPhone App Testing company. Real iPhone or iPhone Simulator? It is critical that your App is tested on a real iPhone. There are many companies out there that offer App Testing, but if you take a closer look you will find out that they are using a simulator. Don't be fooled by any suggested benefits of an iPhone simulator, as they are merely small 'Safari' browser windows dressed up to look like an iPhone. A real iphone uses an 'ARM' type processor and an iPhone simulator runs on a Windows/Mac platform which will be using an 'Intel' type processor. Add to this memory, operating system and other hardware interactions you cannot realistically test your App unless it is on a real iPhone. Check first with the Testing company that they will use a real iPhone in their testing. Functional Testing Typical iPhone Apps today include functionality ranging from the simple to the highly complex, which makes functional testing one of the most important stage of any App development. A professional software tester should be able to use functional testing techniques to determine whether or not the features within the App functions correctly. The aim of the functional testing should be to highlight any issues and and feed them back to the developer, so they can resolve it ASAP. An iPhone App Testing company should be able to use ad-hoc functional testing techniques if there is no design documents provided with the App. Always aim to provide a description at minimum of the intended functionality of the App to give the testers something to test against, and check that the testers have the skills to functionally test without documentation. A professional iPhone App Testing company should incorporate techniques such as Boundary Value Analysis and Equivalence Partitioning when testing an App. These techniques are typically used to test functions of the App where the user is required to input something. Again, always check first with any testing company to ask which techniques they will use to test your App. Stability Testing One the most common problems with any App is memory related issues. When encountered, this typically results in a crash, which is extremely undesirable from an end users perspective. If a crash does occur during testing, make sure the testing company provides you with any associated crash logs, as this will help you identify where the problem is located.


A professional iPhone App Tester should be able to thoroughly test the App while monitoring memory usage. This is essentially known as 'Stability Testing' and is key to the success of any App. Testing in this area should also involve manipulating the amount of available memory for the App under test to monitor its behavior when available memory is low. Also, the amount of memory consumed by the App should be reported back to the developer. Usability Testing Your software must meet the needs and expectations of the customer. By performing Usability Testing; issues relating to navigation, text, workflow and general user experience should be detected. A professional software tester should be able to put themselves into the mindset of the end user/customer. Also check with the testing company that they will report on the 'look & feel' of the software under test too, as this is valuable information to give back to the developer. Good software testers will often build a set of test cases based upon typical user scenarios to ensure the software is tested in a similar way to how the real end users will actually use the software. Exploratory Testing Often people term 'Exploratory Testing' as just playing with the App. However, a professional App tester considers exploratory testing to be an effective form of testing that utilizes experience and intuition to locate App issues. This free-play testing approach allows the tester to roam through the App applying random tests and seeking out possible loopholes and stressing the App to find any defects. This highly effective approach is traditionally performed after the Functional testing. Closing thoughts Any reputable iPhone App Testing Company will employ professional software testers that come from a wide ranging background. However, many Testing companies claim to employ professional software testers, when in fact they are cheaply hired students or who have no real professional testing experience at all. You should be able to ask the Testing company about the experience levels of the App Testers and ideally seek to use professionals with a minimum of at least six years professional software testing experience. If you're not convinced always ask to see the proposed tester's resume/CV. A quick turnaround can be important. You don't want to have to wait weeks for the green light to release your App. So ask up front to check how long the total testing time will be and how quickly any issues found will be fed back to you. Lastly, price is often a deciding factor on how much testing an App will be given. Some companies offer multiple programs, some of which can be found under a hundred dollars and contain a 'light' form of testing which can serve as a good sanity check before an Apps release. Other testing programs are more expensive and offer a 'deeper' more thorough test and suit more complicated or high profile Apps. Talk with the iPhone Testing company about your App, a professional iPhone Testing company should be able to provide you with the information you need to get your App tested and released on time, and with complete confidence.


http://www.testing4success.com is a professional software testing company providing highly costeffective iPhone App Testing services to companies around the globe. We can provide Functional Testing,Usability Testing,Stability Testing and Exploratory iPhone App Testing services using real iPhones, all delivered on-time and with outstanding results.

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