Gartner Research

Mobile Application Testing

Published: 26 March 2013

ID: G00247960

Analyst(s): Kirk Knoernschild, Sean Kenefick

Summary

Delivering quality mobile applications requires that organizations have access to a wide array of devices and perform many types of tests. To fulfill these needs, organizations must use several testing solutions.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Comparison

  • What's Not Discussed in This Assessment
  • Device Access Segmentation Model
  • Test Life Cycle Segmentation Model
  • Overlay of Device Access and Test Life Cycle Segmentation

Analysis

  • Testing Across the End-to-End Life Cycle
    • The Test Life Cycle Segmentation Model
    • Mobile Application Testing Workflow
  • Accessing the Spectrum of Devices
    • Evaluating Solutions for Device Access
    • Technological Approaches to Testing on the Device
    • The Device Access Segmentation Model
  • Leverage End-to-End Testing Across the Device Spectrum
  • Choose Optimal Device Access Alternative for Type of Test
  • Automate Development and Specification Tests
    • Automating Development Tests
    • Automating Specification Tests
  • Use Necessary Tools for Nonfunctional Testing
  • Use Physical Devices for Experiential Testing
  • Always Test With Physical Devices in a Human's Hand

The Details

  • Comparison Evaluation Tool
    • Assessment

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Notes

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