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Did You Know There Are 5 Types Of Mobile App Tests?

Posted by Ranjani Rao

December 1, 2015 at 8:17 AM

5 types of testing in mobile app development

Ask any mobile app developer about mobile app testing and you’ll get an earful. You might even wonder what the fuss is all about. After all, it’s about ensuring quality, functionality and performance. Right! But when it comes to those small devices we cannot live without, things are much more complicated than that.

Here’s Why It’s All So Complicated

Mobile apps have to be tested on multiple devices, platforms and operating systems. The goal is to achieve an error-free, widely-compliant app that performs magnificently on every device. See where it gets complicated?

And 5 Types Of Tests, No Less!

Device Testing

All major device types – Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony and the rest


  • Consistent performance across screen sizes and resolution
  • Performance of multiple keypad types – virtual keypad, hard keypad, touch pad


    Validation of memory, CPU, OS optimization, hardware optimization

Design Testing

Testing core functionality


  • Validating the time taken to access app services offline
  • Checking for wrong responses during service downtime
  • Validating smooth work flow and the flow of information and transition between screens
  • Consistent experience across various devices, OS versions, screen sizes and resolutions
  • Validating app performance against app goals

Platform Testing

Testing on multiple platforms – Android, iOS, Windows


  • Consistent performance on various operating systems and different versions of these OS

Performance Testing

Testing performance and load stress


  • Validating performance when memory, space and network coverage are low
  • Testing app behavior during high-load times
  • Testing for overuse and misuse of memory and temporary file management
  • Control of local database size
  • Garbage generation
  • Testing behavior during interruptions – calls, SMS, notifications

User Experience Testing

Testing usability and user’s comfort level


  • Text visibility
  • Verification of functionality
  • Navigation to bookmarks, social media, reviews, and screens
  • System interaction feedback
  • Text inputs and buttons on each screen

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3 Ways to improve Enterprise Mobile Apps User Experience

Posted by Ranjani Rao

November 24, 2015 at 7:21 AM

Consumer facing mobile apps can be cutting edge, even edgy, bright, new, interesting and break new boundaries in user experience. Enterprise mobile apps on the other hand have fewer options in terms of what they can experiment with. Just by virtue of their function, which is not usually glamorous, these apps need to look ‘professional’ and adhere to a corporate image. But that does not mean that UX has to be sacrificed for these apps. In fact, it shouldn’t because no matter the user – consumer or enterprise user – the expectations on user experience are the same.

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Topics: Mobile App Development, UX, Mobile App Integration, Enterprise Mobility

5 Ways Mobile Apps Can Increase Patient Recruitment and Retention

Posted by Ranjani Rao

November 19, 2015 at 7:45 AM

This article was originally recorded by Forte Research Systems, Inc. on 11/03/2015 as part of their clinical research blog. It, as well as other related content, can be viewed at ForteResearch.com

As a CRO or study site, your biggest challenge is recruiting and retaining patients. There is a number of outreach and recruitment channels, mobile being one of them. In time, mobile will likely be the dominant channel. Here are four key ways a study mobile app can be helpful:

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Topics: Mobile App Development, ResearchKit

Few Quick Thoughts on Mobile App Integration

Posted by Richard Smith

November 13, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Mobile apps are no longer a choice, but a necessity. Ever since they transformed from singled out locally installed apps on a phone to powerful tools that can establish stable connections with different systems, businesses have embraced them for improving productivity, enhancing collaboration, enabling location based content delivery, customer service and more.

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Topics: Mobile App Integration

Don’t reinvent the wheel, invent its applications!

Posted by Ranjani Rao

November 11, 2015 at 10:37 AM

Mobile app development is on an exciting journey with each new day unveiling several possibilities and raising the bar on what can be achieved. Many apps boast of showcasing splendid breakthroughs in solving real-world problems.  Innovation is the mantra as people try to get done more via mobile devices.

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Topics: Mobile App Development, Custom Application Development, Enterprise Mobility

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