Mobile Apps Testing: Sample Test Cases and Scenario

Android and iOS are most popular operating systems for mobile devices. Nowadays surfing on mobile has gone high in compare to computer devices and this is the reason why testing requirements have surged. In this tutorial, we will create some test cases as sample to make things easy to understand.

Selection and execution of test cases are completely dependent on requirements of application. In the next some tutorials we will cover various types of testing namely functional testing, performance testing, security testing, usability testing, compatibility testing, prominent checklist.

Functional testing test cases: definitely functionality is the most important part of software testing. Eventually everything is all about functionality and if there is any defect in this part then there is no meaning of having software application. There are three main parts of functional testing namely:

  • Domain of software application is quite crucial. There can be many sectors namely gaming, eCommerce, banking etc.
  • Which type of audience to be targeted through application?  
  • Channel through which mobile application to be bring in market namely Google Play Store, iOS store, Facebook store etc.

We will keep writing about mobile application testing in upcoming tutorials so keep reading and keep learning too. For any further information about mobile application testing, you can contact our software testers and they will guide you in a better way.


Some Common Test Scenarios in Functional Testing Case

In this article, we will discuss about various aspects that are concerned with functional testing.

  • Proper checking of all mandatory fields is quite crucial. Small fields constitute in the main functionality so small clusters are quite important.
  • There are some required fields that are crucial so those parts should be shown distinctly.
  • Application functionality should progress as per requirements.
  • How application reacts when there is an incoming call on mobile device. Application should actually minimize itself whenever there is an incoming call.
  • Phone should receive messages when application is open.
  • Multitasking of phone should not get affected when application is open.
  • Application should cope up correctly with the various social media platforms. Sharing and posting of social media links should be done properly.
  • Payment gate transaction on various platforms should work properly with Visa, Master Card, PayPal etc. This is possibly the most sensitive part where testing should be done with care.
  • Navigation and scrolling options should work properly. Home page often does not contain main functionality and this is the reason why navigation is important?       

We have many more points regarding functionality testing so keep reading our tutorial and you will grab more information. Functionality testing is possibly the most important part of the software QA and this is the reason why we have begun our tutorial from this point.


What are Test Scenarios that are Related with Functional Testing?

Functional testing of mobile application is as crucial as with other applications. Mobile applications have different structure and hierarchy and this is the reason why approach for testing should be different. Here we will discuss some aspects about process of software quality assurance so that things can be clarified in a better way. Read following points:

  • Navigation between modules of application is quite crucial so this factor should be checked properly.
  • Truncation error should be handled properly for various small functionalities inside the application.
  • Network and other errors should display properly so that users should get attention as per system error.
  • Because of installation of application, functionality of other applications should not get affected.
  • In case of system crash, application should resume from where it was. In case of complete stoppage of functionality, one may lose data.
  • Installation process should be smooth and it should not create hurdle for other mobile applications.
  • Auto start feature should be integrated with the application wherever needed.
  • To check whether installed application does not need additional resources. It has been seen with update of application, requirement of resources change.
  • Mobile application should work in all types of networks namely 2G, 3G, 4G etc.
  • Do regression testing properly so that all previous steps should be repeated without error.
  • User guide should be available for new user.

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Performing Test Cases for Mobile Applications

Mobile application should be tested on all fronts whether it be functional or performance testing. In this blog, we will discuss mainly about performance testing. In this case application is checked in a way that it works fine even when load on application goes on very high. Test scenarios for performance testing are as following:

  • Application performance to be tested in different load condition.
  • Network coverage should be able to support application at the peak.
  • Existing client-server configuration should be able for optimum level of performance.
  • To find out all hurdles that are in the performance of application at the peak of performance.
  • Response time of the application should be as minimum as possible.
  • To check if hardware configuration is as per requirement to handle load.
  • Battery life should also sustain when application is performing its task at peak.
  • Application performance should remain intact if network is shifted from Wi-Fi to 2G/3G or vice versa.
  • Various concerned aspects like battery life, memory usages, GPS, camera usage etc should be properly used.
  • Network performance should be also validated while moving around.

These were some aspects that are related with performance testing of the mobile application. If you want to explore things further then ask our mobile application testers and they will guide you further.


Security Testing for Mobile Application Testing

Nowadays mobile based applications are rapidly replacing websites. In this blog, we will discuss mainly about security aspect of testing. Main aspect of security testing is to maintain proper flow of application data and network security. Check following list and ensure secure application:

  • Hacker should not be able to guess personal details of user.
  • Without authentication, hacker should not reach to the sensitive portion of the mobile application.
  • There should be strong password protection system available with the mobile application.
  • Session expiration system should work properly. It has been seen system often gets hacked because of improper session operations.
  • There would be numerous factors that can be called dynamic dependencies. These factors should be properly addressed.
  • SQL injection attacks should be prevented properly.
  • Certificate should be validated properly.
  • Data storage and validation should be done properly.
  • Cryptography code should work properly. If code is broken then it wouldn’t work properly.
  • Business logic implementation should be done properly.
  • Determine all points from where vulnerability factor can attack.
  • Client side injection should be handled properly.
  • Application caching system should work properly.
  • Cookies should work properly and it should not become reason behind any malicious activity.
  • There should be audit by expert regarding protection of data inside application.
  • Different data streams should be properly analyzed.

These were some points regarding security testing of mobile application. For more information, you can contact our expert and they will explain things further.


Mobile Usability Testing with Test Cases

You would have seen that there are numerous applications that have very complicated steps to reach final functionality. Eventual aim is to get the things work quite easily. Below we have written some steps through which you can understand, how you can check mobile application for usability aspect.

  • Navigation button should have enough size that should be good for small as well as big size fingers.
  • Placement of button should be also done properly. You have to check if for any screen resolution, buttons get overlapped.
  • Consistency of icons is also quite important as functionality flows.
  • There would be numerous buttons that would be directing towards same functionality. In such cases, same color should be maintained for buttons.
  • Proper responsiveness should be maintained for zoom in and zoom out.
  • Keyboard should minimize itself whenever needed as per ongoing operation.
  • There should be button in all steps through which previous steps can be undone.
  • If menus are text based then there should be minimal text in hyperlink else it can overlap.
  • Text formatting should be done properly so that it should be readable easily.
  • There should be prompt message if downloading data size is more than available memory in phone.
  • Language translation should be done properly wherever needed. If possible use only top translator like Google translation etc.
  • There must be a user manual inside the application so that functionality can be reached easily.

These were some prominent aspects that are related with mobile application usability testing. For more information, contact our testers and they will guide you properly.


Mobile Application Compatibility Testing

It is well known that all applications are not compatible with all versions of operating systems. Being compatible is quite important to function things properly. In this blog, we will let you know some aspects through which you can understand process in a better way. Different mobiles devices have different size, resolution, hardware configuration etc so compatibility often becomes an issue.

We have listed some of main areas where compatibility testing to be checked for application:

  • User interface should be completely visible. There should be no part hidden behind window.
  • Text formatting and size should be good enough so that it can be called readable.
  • It should be ensured that call or alarm function is operational when application is open.
  • When call comes then application should minimize itself and when call ends it should resume itself. This should be the process of functioning for application.

We have written numerous other articles regarding compatibility testing. If you want to learn more then ask our experts and then they will answer more. Testers HUB has been renowned independent software testing company in USA. Check website for more.


Recover-ability Testing for Mobile Applications


Numerous situations come while operating mobile application and here we will discuss about recoverability factor associated with the application. This recoverability feature should be of use in various situations. Please check our checklist to understand more about this types of software quality assurance:

  • Recovery while doing online transaction. It is quite common that online transaction fails because of some reason and those hurdles needs to be addressed.
  • Ability to deal with the unexpected interruptions.
  • How transaction been handled if power goes all of a sudden.
  • Validation of process when connection is suspended.

Recoverability testing is not all about being restoring the previous process. In some cases this restoration aspect should work properly while in some cases, it can be really daunting. Suppose you are doing online transaction and an interruption come because of power failure. If because of that interruption session remains working and other person can still transact money then that will be failure of application.

Recoverability factor is important but when to recover and when not to should be quite clear. A tester needs to understand all aspects in a proper way so that application can be designed properly. For more information about recoverability factor, you can contact our software testers and they will answer.


Mobile Application: How to Test from A to Z

Mobile application testing has many dimensions and this is actually a complicated task. Over years, things have changed for software quality assurance because of surge of numerous tools. We will tell you some checklist through which you can understand things in a better way:

  • Installation testing: numerous aspects to checked while installation of mobile application. Time required for installation should be within threshold limit.
  • Testing should be also done for the process of uninstallation. It should be not only installation but app should also disassociate smoothly.
  • Network test cases should be prepared properly. Whenever network is shifted then application should work smoothly.
  • Splash screen should be checked.
  • Check keypad entries when there is any critical condition for application.
  • Test cases should be checked for exiting application.
  • Check if charging working properly while application being on run.
  • How phone copes up when demand is high and battery is low.
  • Check side effects on application.

There are numerous other points that are related with mobile application testing. To understand more about process of quality assurance, you need to understand things at fine pores. We have written numerous articles regarding independent software testing. You can also ask our software tester about mobile app QA and they will be happy to help you.


Mobile App Testing: Real Testing Device and Emulator

Above mentioned two terms are extremely popular in the world of mobile application testing. When we consider real testing device then it actually means that application will be tested through mobile phone of user. This will give real time experience. If we put systematic approach an planned testing then real time quality analysis is extremely important.

What is Emulator based testing?

Emulator is software program that imitates features of other software program.

What are differences between emulator and Simulator based software testing?

Emulator as well as Simulator both are virtual devices. They imitate all functionalities that are with any device or application. This makes testing process quite easy and convenient.

Noteworthy points about Simulator:

  • Simulator’s objective is to simulate internal objectives of mobile application.
  • To test external behaviors of any mobile application, simulator is required. Some test cases can be only performed with the help of simulator.
  • High level of programming language is used for Simulator.
  • For the process of debugging, Simulator is not the first choice.
  • Simulator can be considered as partial re-implementation of original software.

Now turn comes for emulator:

  • Here copied items will be outer objects.
  • Through emulator, internal behavior of the software application being analyzed.
  • Here low level programming like machine language is used.
  • It is not like simulator that has problem in debugging.
  • Emulator copies entire software program.