I work for a small company, and my role is typically to take our client’s business requirements and translate them into functional. However, I also lead our QA testing effort, and the majority of my experience is in web and API testing. I have very, very little experience testing mobile apps. I have one other tester, but she has limited app testing experience as well.
We’ve been tasked with building a mobile app for our client based on a user rewards program we run for them on the web. We are starting to get to a point in the planning process where I need to think about testing logistics. What resources do you all find really helpful when it comes to mobile app testing? Specifically, I’m trying to work out:
- What are the most important physical iOS and Android devices to test on? We have limited resources so I’d like to pick one or two of each and then use an emulator for testing screen rendering, etc. Are there good resources to look at market research i.e. most used devices for each OS?
-What emulator do you use for mobile app testing that you like?
-What resources do you use for general app testing best practices? i.e. testing things like location services, persistent user sessions, push notifications, app badges, and other things that are more used on mobile apps vs the web