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27 Ways for ROI Using Mobile Application Test Automation II

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Navot Dako

 

Mobile Testing Evangelist

 


Continued from Part 1

 

15. You Can Integrate Mobile Test Automation Into the Full Application Testing Cycle

 

What if you are using a mobile device lab in the cloud and the devices have applications on them from other projects? What if, as a matter of company policy, the devices are all wiped clean of apps before you can use them?

 

You need a mobile test automation solution that not only tests the app, but installs and launches it as well. When the tests are complete, the mobile testing tool needs to automatically uninstall the mobile app as well. To realize the full benefits of mobile test automation, it has to do this for multiple devices so at the click of a button 15 devices can install, launch, and start testing your application. Experitest’s SeeTestAutomation is the premiere mobile application testing tool that has these features.

 

Integrate Mobile Test Automation into Continuous Integration

16. More Testing Means Better Monitoring

 

A simple mobile test automation strategy includes standard mobile testing done on the app every day. When you have the capacity to test something every day, you can produce a whole slew of metrics not available with manual testing. You can see what periods of the day your app needs to perform better, and even determine if days in the week impact the functionality of your app.

Include a load testing tool and you can see how your app performs under different levels of traffic.

 

 


 

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You can also detect changes in mobile devices and mobile operating systems faster. If a test that passed every day suddenly failed then it may not be the mobile app, it could be an update by one of the platforms the app runs on. You can find it, fix it, and keep your app as up to date as the operating system or mobile device.

 

17. Automate Mundane Activities

 

The hardest part about testing is doing the same stuff time and again. This is where we don’t concentrate. This is where the work takes twice as long because we are not into it. This is where the mistakes are made.

 

But what if you eliminated that type of ants work? What if a mobile tester no longer had to drudge through it and could focus on the more sophisticated areas of mobile testing?

 

This increases test coverage, and it enables testers to better put their mobile apps through the types of tests they need to have high-quality marks when they are deployed to market. If an update of your app was only put through simple regression testing because there was no time to do anything else, there is a real danger that it will go to market with problems.

 

test automation strategy

18. Deploy Your App to Market Sooner!

 

With mobile test automation, you can deploy your app to market sooner without sacrificing a reduction in diligence in your mobile application testing. You test faster and get the job done sooner. Expand your test coverage to cover a lot more in the same amount of time.

 

The market for mobile applications is hyper-competitive. If you can deploy a new feature just a week ahead of the competition without any problems to the app, you can make a significant impact.

 

19. Advance a Tester’s Motivation and Morale

 

What happens when you perform the same regression testing time and time again? You get bored. You don’t focus. You make mistakes. For all those hours of mundane effort, all a mobile tester has to show for it is a tongue-lashing from his boss for the handful of things that went wrong.

 

When you automate, you guarantee efficiency as well as perfection in your routine activities. The mobile tester can focus on work that is more challenging, and as a result more rewarding by being engaged in his work. The fact that test automation is faster, and deadlines are more able to be met gives your mobile testing team the inspiration and excitement to get more done. Include DevOps to the mix where the mobile testing team is working with the development and production teams, demonstrating their value, and vital importance to the digital end of your business, and you have one happy testing team!

 

20. Continuous Testing: A 24/7 Testing Environment

 

If your test automation tools are going to be working on their own while you’re in the office, why shouldn’t they be working while you’re on the train home?

 

With the cloud, you take it one step further. Use SeeTestCloud to set up a mobile device lab in your business. It’s secure as SeeTest operates safely within your business’ VPN. Use the tool to assign projects to mobile testers at various offices to maintain a 24 hour a day mobile testing team. Use the cloud to connect to multiple devices so your app is being tested constantly over a huge test coverage area right until the work is done.

 

Use SeeTest Automation in conjunction with SeeTestCloud and make the most of your mobile testing operations.

 

continuous testing and mobile test automation

21. Increase the ROI of Your Testing Ops Without Laying Off Your Mobile Testing Team

 

When you hear the word automation, it usually means replacing people with machines. That isn’t necessarily the case.

 

For mobile test automation, there will always be a need for human hands. New test scripts will be designed by people to handle new features in your app, as well as new events for mobile operating systems, and mobile devices. Automation is limited to the expected. The surprises that come up frequently, and suddenly will remain in the human domain.

 

The mobile testing team is needed to analyze the data to see what needs tweaking. They need to develop new tests to make the application perform faster, and to confirm that newly discovered bugs have been fixed, and didn’t create problems somewhere else in the app. Automation will save time and money, and be a boon to ROI. It may also reduce the need for expanding your testing team, which may be necessary as this video points out. But it will never replace the human element completely.

 

22. Deploy a Mobile Application to Market that is Less Likely to Have Problems

 

The majority of mobile applications are deployed to market with at least 10 bugs simply because the testers lack the time and resources to do comprehensive mobile testing. As a result, the advantage of being first to market is nullified because the app doesn’t work. It becomes a disadvantage as users complain about the problems over social media.

 

Mobile test automation reduces the threat of this happening. Your mobile app comes to market sooner, but the mobile testing was even more thorough and the possibility of problems is far less. You get to enjoy the full benefits of being first to market by quickly identifying where your code is weak, and where you need to fix.

 

the mobile test automation benefits of less time to market

23. More Productivity Frees up Resources for Other Areas of DevOps

 

By increasing the productivity of each tester, you free up resources for other members of your DevOps team. Your testers can focus on more complex testing. Your developers can enjoy larger staff. You can reduce the total investment in your DevOps to enjoy higher ROI.

 

24. Enjoy Fast Adoption of New Technologies like the Internet of Things

 

The internet of things may come in new shapes and sizes, but the interface is still the same. A smart fitness band or toaster oven is simply collecting data and relaying it somewhere, usually to a mobile application of some sort. The physical appearance may be unique, but the data transfer is the same. The information processed by these smart devices will appear on a phone, tablet, and in some cases, the smart device itself.

 

However, new devices mean new interface, and new features. You need an automated mobile testing tool like SeeTestAutomation which can handle the unique properties of IoT and wearable devices. The internet of things will expand test coverage to a degree we cannot begin to imagine. Today there are 20,000 mobile devices. In 5 years there could be a hundred times that many.

 

25. Take Advantage of More Precise Mobile Testing

 

If you can fine tune your mobile testing to test the exact elements and properties of your mobile application, you can target your testing a lot better. You can also increase your test coverage by creating more specific scenarios to test the exact areas of your mobile applications.

 

SeeTestAutomation helps you in two ways:

 

1. The Object Spy can instrument the entire mobile application you are testing, identifying a mobile app by its elements, properties, and functions with optimal precision. Even as your mobile application goes through graphical changes, the elements within the app stay the same. You can target where you need, even enjoy a greater stability of tests by focusing your efforts on the coding, rather than the GUI.

 

2. Where-Object Spy expands your test coverage area, SeeTestAutomation automates the process. As you discover the more exact pieces of your app to test, the automation tool will do the rest by executing the test scripts you create at the click of a button, or the call of a continuous integration platform. Achieve constant monitoring on a very precise scale.

 

Object Spy and Mobile Application Test Automation Tools

26. Cover all Mobile Operating Systems and Mobile Devices All at Once

 

Way back when, a desktop PC had just one type of operating system. For mobile, there are four. You need an automated mobile testing tool that can test over all four mobile operating systems all at once. What’s the point of enjoying the benefits of mobile test automation when you have to buy four different mobile testing tools?

 

The same goes for mobile devices. What happens when new devices, like garage door keys or refrigerators, become mobile devices that communicate with mobile applications?
The ideal automation tool is one that is constantly expanding to test for all mobile operating systems, devices, and new innovations that are rapidly becoming Smart additions to the internet of things.

 

SeeTestAutomation allows you to test across all mobile operating systems all at once, using whatever combination of mobile devices your mobile testing team needs. Experitest is always upgrading SeeTest to keep up with the pace of new developments.

 

Mobile Test Automation Benefits Test Coverage

27. Move the Deadline for Your Next Update from Months to Days by Combining Test Automation and Continuous Integration

 

Get the most out of your mobile test automation by automating your entire DevOps process. If your mobile testing tool integrates with the major CI platforms like JIRA, QC, or Jenkins, you can automate everything. From the time your developers create new features to the point that your mobile application is deployed to market, you can automate the process.

 

Experitest SeeTest suite integrates fully with all major CI platforms. You can take test automation to the max and produce new updates in days.

 

Conclusion

 

The mobile universe is expanding. Every year there are more mobile operating system updates, mobile devices, and smart devices that require your mobile applications to be updated, and new applications to be developed.

 

The ideal way to keep up with all of these advancements is with mobile test automation. The best tools are the ones that work in any ALM testing environment, allow you to test the different mobile operating systems all at once, and integrate seamlessly with continuous integration platforms to enable you to expand your mobile test automation across your entire DevOps spectrum.

 

SeeTest has got you covered. Our
mobile application test automation tool
meets all of these standards. We are constantly improving to enable you to test for new innovations in mobility and the IoT, and to keep pace with the speed of technology.

 


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