Testing is quite essential for the success of your application even if it may sound unnecessary or quite obvious. Testing early on in mobile app development can lead developers into finding major issues. Evidently, these issues could cause the downfall of a product early on. In this post, I have provided 3 of the best software to ensure the success of your application from the very launch date.
Xcode and Android Studio
As you keep working on your mobile application, testing every aspect of your application is crucial to the performance and overall look of the application. If you are developing a native app, Xcode and Android Studio provide the best simulators to temporarily run your application. You can interact with the simulator as if it is an actual mobile phone. This type of testing is crucial since you are testing to see if constraints are setup properly to fit the canvas of multiple devices with different resolutions, if buttons segue to the proper ViewController, and most importantly, if the application is performing efficiently in terms of CPU and Memory.
For testing, Kobiton is the best automated tool. It helps reduce the time needed for the testing process and the chances of human errors during test executions. While conducting manual testing, this software always has full control of real mobile devices. It is the missing piece that Xcode and Android Studio simulators do not provide. These missing pieces include the camera, speak control, and also management of the device connection. It is also tested through the cloud, so less space is taken up on your machines since most simulators that are installed inside your local machine save all log data and raw files prior to testing, which are large files. Furthermore, Kobiton also provides increased collaboration by centralizing logs and testing history.
Usability Hub is ahead of its competitors on the market. It is a free tool that allows app developers to submit samples of your mobile app development to a larger user testing community. This allows other app developers to test and evaluate your application. To list, usability Hub always the user to choose from 5 different sections:
- Five Second Test: This lets developers evaluate the design and flow of the application by asking what users recall viewing an image for 5 seconds.
- Click Test: This lets developers test the effectiveness of the application to accomplish a task.
- Preference Test: This test helps developers choose between different designs by having users choose which they like best.
- Question Test: Lets user collect feedback from the community for wireframes.
- Navflow Test: Allows developers to see how effectively users navigate around your application.