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Mobile Testing, Manual and Automated

General description

The course is designed to provide software quality assurance and testing professionals with the background and tools necessary to organize manual and automated testing efforts for mobile applications. It surveys the state of mobile technology, focuses on the software quality challenges it poses, and offers ways to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of mobile testing. The course discusses how to integrate mobile testing effort into the overall testing process. It also offers a focused look on the automation of mobile testing: the need, the options, and the tools. The course will end with a live demonstration of a mobile test automation approach.

Participants will learn

  • What is the state of the art of mobile world
  • What are the challenges mobile technologies pose to software QA and testing
  • How to integrate mobile testing in the overall testing process
  • How is it possible to automate mobile application testing
  • What are the criteria for choosing mobile automation approach
  • What are the main types of tools, their advantages and disadvantages


  • The state of mobile world
    • Devices
    • Operating systems
    • Native apps vs. mobile websites
    • Emerging trends
  • Mobile testing challenges
    • Platforms and compatibility
    • Data entry
    • Embeddedness in the enterprise business processes
    • Unique functionalities: location, orientation, and more
    • Domain-related challenges: banking, gaming, real-time, …
    • Store challenge: Apple, Android, Microsoft – and more
    • Time-to-market as an (unstable) driver
  • Impact on the testing approach
    • Functionality: how to test GIS, orientation, real-time updates, etc. unique aspects
    • Performance: endurance testing and beyond
    • Compatibility: hardware and software
    • Usability: size, lighting, etc. do matter
    • Security on the move
    • Interoperability: crucial chain in the enterprise link
    • User acceptance: when, where, and who will do it
  • Mobile testing lab
    • Devices vs. emulators
    • Components
    • Procedures
    • Rent or build?
  • Automating mobile tests
    • The necessity to automate
    • Challenges: diverse, weak, signal-related and interoperable
    • From challenges to criteria
    • Options: emulators, tools, methods
    • Different approaches
      • Emulators
      • Hardware modification
      • Software modification
      • Special Tools
      • Common tools
    • Choosing the best approach

About us

Conflair's mission is to improve the quality of software. To do that, we break it. In other words, we test software systems in order to discover issues before the user does. We do it in a variety of ways, manually and with the help of special test automation tools; for a variety of platforms, from the good all mainframe to web and mobile devices; locally, globally, and virtually. We go further and help our clients in setting up processes to make sure software quality is built into the development life cycle. Whatever we do, our focus is always on delivering high-quality solutions to our clients.

We are located in Atlanta, GA, USA, and since 2006 we have been helping numerous companies around the world to achieve their goals through software quality. Our team has expertise in a variety of methods and technologies, decades of experience, and we are ready to help.

Want to learn more? Drop us a line to info@conflair.com or contact us at ++1-678-467-1464.

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