Is Real World Testing Better, Faster And Cheaper Than Lab Setup?
The market is flooded with different kinds of mobile devices. Real world testing is helpful for an app that has to perform in different hardware, software versions, and network conditions. All this coupled with user habits and multitasking, an app is bound to falter.
Limitations of Orthodox Lab Testing
Lab testing covers a specific segment of test scenarios.
Testing is traditionally done by a QA department in a lab with few devices and emulators.
Testing in the lab, cannot help testing scenarios such as signal strength fluctuations, changing network connections, incoming calls, and messages etc.
Emulators make it possible to cover a wider variety of hardware, but they aren’t fully representative of the actual device and its limitations.
Adding to this chaos, mobile companies keep releasing new devices and subsequently, software updates come with the package.
Merits of Mobile App Testing in Real World Scenarios