Mobile testing

Testing mobile device software for functionality, consistency and usability.

The challenge

The ever-expanding range of mobile devices has led to massive fragmentation of operating systems (and their variations), screen sizes and more. Meanwhile, mobiles are now the preferred way of buying online, with m-commerce far outstripping e-commerce in recent years.

The unstoppable rise of mobile makes a ‘mobile first’ approach paramount. This puts extra pressure on the development lifecycle and places a high priority on cross browser testing. Every single mobile user in your growing base expects your website or app to deliver a streamlined, intuitive experience on their chosen platform.

Our expertise

Digivante was founded in 2011, the year that worldwide smartphone sales overtook sales of PCs for the first time. We apply our experience in mobile testing and in-depth knowledge of best practice to your development project, reducing the pressure on in-house teams and bringing an objective perspective to your apps and websites.

No emulator, however good, can guarantee the identical experience to using a device and its installed browser. For this reason, we deploy real users in real time. Our testers work in an environment that reflects reality, with all the interruptions and suboptimal network conditions that involves.

Digivante’s services for mobile testing

We provide a range of related services to ensure your websites and apps perform well and are easy to use on mobile devices:

  • Cross browser testing – for a consistent user experience across multiple platforms.

  • Exploratory testing – rigorous testing to develop robust apps and websites

  • Localisation testing – local knowledge to help you build a global online brand.

  • Post-release testing – concentrated testing within the first hours of going live

  • Regression testing – support to release new functionality and features at speed.

  • Test planning – getting testing right, right from the start.

  • Writing test cases – best practice applied throughout this essential phase in the QA lifecycle.

  • Test case execution – professional testing services to support your innovation strategy.

  • Usability testing – help to create a seamless, intuitive user experience.

Real client use case

We run a regression pack of 70 test cases against both Apple and Android devices covering both mobile phones and tables. This is for an ecommerce app and equates to 250 executions across this device landscape. In parallel we run an exploratory against the apps which achieves 200 device/ software combinations, with circa 200 testers providing 40 work days of testing effort within a 12 hour test window. These test runs are normally kicked off on a Thursday afternoon which allows us to supply the results and report by 1pm on a Friday. If anything critical is found, we let the client know straight away and discuss directly with the product owner and development team to ensure prompt understanding so we can plan the best way forward.

Digivante helps you release new features, content and fixes to mobile devices by delivering:

• Extremely broad coverage to help you build mobile apps that are scalable and accessible across multiple platforms.

• Testing expertise at speed, supporting the release of new features and functionality to keep users engaged.

• Every support to develop a high quality, user-friendly app that your customers love to use.

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