Mobile Applications Testing: From Concept to Practice

Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations encounter increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques used for desktop applications. Although some of these concepts transfer directly, testing mobile applications presents its own special challenges. Jonathan Kohl says if you follow the same practices and techniques as you have before, you will miss critical defects. Learn how to effectively test mobile applications, and how to add more structure and organization to generate effective test ideas to exploit the capabilities and weaknesses of mobile devices. Jonathan shares first-hand experiences with testing mobile applications and discusses how to address various challenges. Work on real problems on your own device, and learn firsthand how to be productive while testing mobile applications.