Cloud-based mobile application testing uses cloud technology to enable developer access to a range of mobile devices. These devices may use different Operating System (OS) platforms and network carriers.
Testers perform actions on the app that a real user is likely to make such as scrolling, rotate, double tapping etc. This way cloud-based testing helps them identify and correct issues arising in their mobile apps.
As new versions and OS platforms are being introduced to the market, it’s more crucial now more than ever to enhance mobile app experience for end-users. The way to do this is to conduct thorough cloud-based mobile app tests which ensure that your app has been optimized with a competitive edge that enables it to perform better across a range of mobile devices.
This post will discuss the top three benefits of using cloud technology for mobile application testing.
Facilitates Continuous Integration
Businesses are constantly growing which means that there is scope for continuous integration of new applications. With cloud-based app testing this process is easier to implement at different stages.
Each time a new piece of source code is added to a mobile application, app developers are required to test it out for potential bugs and usage issues. Cloud testing gives testers the chance to test under large-scale scenarios, introducing new versions faster than ever.
Eases Prioritising Certain Projects
Cloud technology creates a centralised database for managers, allowing them to assign devices to testers as they deem fit.
This means that top-priority projects with severe application or performance issues are handled easily. It could even be an urgent need to deploy a new version of a mobile app because of a market competitor.
In situations like these, managers can efficiently provide priority projects with relevant testing devices.
Allows Performance Tests In Different Local Networks
Sometimes more than the version of the mobile application, the speed of the network may contribute to the efficiency of the app.
For example, if a slow network based in Kathmandu is being used to run the application, it doesn’t matter if the latest smartphone is in use.
With cloud-based mobile app testing you can connect any device to a host machine in any part of the world be it London or Mexico City. These devices are connected to the main server and available to any tester. You get access to all these local network carriers to determine the functionality of your application anywhere.
In addition to the above mentioned advantages, there are many more ways companies can benefit from using cloud mobile app testing such as being able to test 24 hours a day and covering more test scenarios in a short time.