Mobile App Testing – How To Start?

A mobile device has become a very important device in today’s technology filled world. It is really important to have a device that is reliable and robust, that has been properly tested. Mobile app testing is the process of testing the quality of mobile devices.

Mobile app testing process

Process outline

Before a developer decides which use cases to test manually or automatically, it is better to outline a list of all the cases to be tested. Create a test plan for your mobile app with all the use cases you would like to test, then briefly describe the tests you intend to run and the expected outcome of the sprint.

Selecting the type of mobile tests to run

Deciding whether the test will be manual or automated is the next step in the mobile testing process. Although it’s a tough choice, here are some ways to decide whether mobile app testing should be automated or manual.

Preparation of test cases for various functions

The next step in mobile application testing is to define the cases for which you will write tests. There are two approaches at this stage

  • Requirements based testing.
  • Business scenario-based testing.

Manual testing

Although there are developers who prefer automated testing over manual testing, when it comes to an agile testing framework, it is recommended to use a combination of manual and automated testing. When a developer starts a testing sprint according to a mobile app testing plan, it is better to start with exploratory manual testing.

Automated testing

When it comes to performance testing, load testing, load testing or spike testing, it is a common practice to run these tests automatically. When it comes to test automation, choosing the right tool is critical.

Usability and beta testing

There is a common misconception that beta testing can replace usability testing because it identifies the same problems. Our experience shows that it pays to do both.

Performance testing

After you’ve tested the performance of your applications on individual functions, it’s time to evaluate the performance of the entire system. That’s when performance testing of mobile devices comes into play. It helps evaluate speed, scalability, stability under high traffic volume and checks the application for system errors or inconsistencies.

Security testing

There are many data security guidelines that mobile apps must meet. Depending on the functionality of your application, different data security standards need to be implemented.

Release of final version

After everything is done, the developers run a comprehensive test sprint to ensure that the application is working correctly at the backend and server level and is ready to go live. If no critical bugs are found, the developers will release the app to the app stores.


Mobile app testing is an essential part of the entire app lifecycle. Successful testing ensures efficient and pleasant performance of the entire system as well as compliance with safety guidelines.