Technologies are updating at an unprecedented rate today. With innovations such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, augmented reality and virtual reality, there is no limit to what developers can create for both everyday audiences and businesses. This has resulted in the creation of over 6 million apps worldwide.
As a consequence, the need for mobile testing solutions has increased immensely for better efficiency and utility of these apps over various platforms and devices.
However, such mobile testing becomes increasingly difficult with various challenges –
- Device fragmentation – A recent study by Stats Counter shows how users use mobile devices from a wide range of brands like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, etc. Along with that, developers also need to take into consideration that these popularity metrics change region wise. Thus, creating and testing responsive designs over such a wide variety of devices can be a big challenge.
- OS fragmentation – Apart from having a wide variety in devices, another obstacle for developers is the range of operating system is available like android, iOS and Samsung among many. Along with that they also need to design for the multiple updates within OS systems. ensuring testing between updates and the various OS systems is crucial for success for any app.
- Platform fragmentation – After managing the hassle between devices and OSs, the last challenge for developers in testing and designing is creating responsive designs for various platforms like mobile phones, desktops, tablets and wearable devices.
With such a large scope for app testing, developers require testing platforms to help make their tasks easier and their time more efficient. The platform selected must also provide the right amount of security, automation and integration with and organization’s existing systems.