The complexity of mobile application testing has increased exponentially and OS combinations have enhanced in the last two years. Even the evaluation of test cases across numerous devices have become demanding since applications tend to evolve with traditional features or capabilities. Testing of mobile apps can be a pain but with pCloudy testing platform it becomes an easy task. Hence it becomes a challenging concern and the issue is whether to move over to a cloud based solution or not.
There is no guarantee that an app that works fine on Android would be working great on an IOS platform. Problems can arise in the same OS if there is a change in the version. 60 % of people have gone on to delete an app after using it once and if there is an issue with performance 80 % of the users is going to delete it forever. There is a need to make sure that the app would be working on expected lines and for this they need to remain competitive in the market.
Is there any need for a cloud platform?
On the Android Play store itself there are around 6000+ apps launched and 4000+ apps are launched on the IOS every day. When you have such encouraging feature it is obvious that the app has to be innovative and interesting to the customers. Even the application has to be efficient and flawless.
Firstly we have to take into consideration the end users. if we happen to be developing an app would they be used at an internal level among the employees and it means that the end user would be the employees. Then it is better to think twice before we make a switch over to cloud based application unless the app would be having critical features that is vulnerable to failures. Such type of applications are available at play stores but happens to be installed by a specific category of people that is most of the time over a thousand.
If we happen to develop apps like a gaming app, or an e commerce app, that would be used at a global level and not limited to a specific audience. You have to make sure that it runs on numerous devices in various scenarios. In such cases a logical approach would be to take support from the cloud platforms. There is a need to test the app extensively that would not only be functional but stress, penetration it is possible that the company would encounter some form of issues with the app that is used among millions of users. A single failure can lead to a critical form of failure.
Suppose if an application is web based, then there is a requirement of a cloud solution. In modern days all automation tools will give an option of testing under different browser types with a mobile view. Once again it would be dependent upon the requirements of a business. If it has to be functional with all types of browsers or versions, even 4 to 5 years back then cloud testing is expected to make the task a lot easier. A hybrid app or a native app has to be tested with various types of operating systems or be it their versions. Locating the right type of cloud solution would faceplate the task of the software testers.
For apps that does not have a fancy UI, the logic appears to be at the backend as the features that is available with the UI would not be varying with the phone models.