3 Reasons Mobile App Development Needs New Testing Strategies
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3 Reasons Mobile App Development Needs New Testing Strategies The transition tonearshore software development inthe tech arena is fully underway. As a nearshore provider ourselves, we have firsthand experience of working with customers who need a mobile app developer or team capable of producing results more quickly and effectively than an offshore partner.

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Published 06 June 2016
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3 Reasons Mobile App Development Needs New Testing Strategies The transition tonearshore software development in the tech arena is fully underway. As a nearshore provider ourselves, we have firsthand experience of working with customers who need a mobile app developer or team capable of producing results more quickly and effectively than an offshore partner. What we are not yet seeing is widespread acceptance of the idea that mobile app development needs a new range of testing strategies. Testing has always been a vital part of software development. You cannot introduce a new product to the market and expect it to succeed without extensive testing, tweaking, and bug fixing. Yet we are now learning that testing strategies of the past are not keeping up. And when testing does not keep up, technology companies risk their futures.
As a mobile app developer and provider of nearshore software development, we believe there are three reasons the industry needs new testing strategies: 1. The Need for Speed In our desire to create a faster experience for everything online, we have inadvertently created a monster with an ever-growing appetite. Consumers want their data now; they do not want to wait one minute, 30 seconds, or even 10 seconds. If an app appears even slightly sluggish, there's a good chance the user will discard it and search for something better. What if that something better isn't ready yet? The problem with old testing strategies is that they are not built for speed. For example, waiting until a new app is 60-70% complete before engaging the testing phase usually results in a long list of bugs that take a long time to address. That only slows down product release. An agile testing approach, combined with significant coverage using automated testing, makes it easier to catch bug throughout the product development lifecycle, thereby speeding up delivery.
2. Audiences Are Growing Larger The online community of 2016 is truly a global community. For the mobile app developer, one reality must be made clear: audiences are growing larger by the day. That means apps have to be both usable and appealing for users spanning dozens of countries and in an unlimited number of demographics. Achieving the goal of satisfying such diverse audiences requires testing products among those audiences. It is not enough to test software in just one or two demographic environments. If a mobile app developer intends the finished product to be as usable in Asia as it is in Europe, testing in both regions is required. 3. Growing Complexity Requires Comprehensive Testing Finally, the growing complexity of the online world is forcing mobile app developers to create ever-more complex software. With every layer of complexity, there are exponentially more avenues for failure. The only way to prevent such failure is by developing a comprehensive and integrated test strategy, that includes mobile test automation using frameworks likeAppium, capable of looking at as many avenues as possible. We know there is no way to test extensively enough to guarantee a new mobile app will never have any problems. But we certainly cannot continue relying on old testing strategies in an era of greater complexity. We must be more comprehensive and integrated into our approach. The good news is that nearshore software development is the perfect platform for developing new testing strategies. Why? Because the nearshore mindset is one of thinking outside the box. Outsourcing providers know the digital world has moved on from 15 years ago; they know that their clients are looking for new, better, and more robust software st development that meets the needs of the 21 century. AtiTexico, we are extremely excited about the future of nearshore software development, and we are thrilled to be a part of it.