The app economy is huge. In fact, as Apple’s Q4 2014 results show, the app industry now supports double the amount of people as Hollywood does. With over a million apps available in both the App Store and the Google Play Store, there is a lot of competition for user’s time. An app that crashes is quickly deleted and forgotten. Because of this, mobile app testing and Quality Assurance (QA) is bigger and more complex than it has ever been.
The most significant way to counter the rising tide of test cases is through automation. Not only does it play a key role in lowering development costs, but also shortening launch cycles, improving product quality and, over time, instilling greater confidence in your app or service.
With this in mind, it is of little surprise that testing frameworks such as Selenium have taken off. Selenium is by no means the only automation system. But what has made Selenium so popular is both its ease of use and open source nature. In fact, with a little tuition, Selenium can help turn manual testers into automation engineers. And with the growing number of versions and iterations of mobile browsers and operating systems (OS), Selenium has grown to help with those expanding parameters.
How can Apexon help?
One of the key uses for Selenium is regression testing. Uncovering bugs and software glitches is a huge challenge, especially with the still-hopelessly fractured nature of the mobile device market. Apexon’s software and services have been designed with this in mind. To help reduce the on-going costs of regression testing, we have create automated testing scripts that are reusable across multiple handsets and tablets.
But of course to ensure that the product will maintain and improve, we have to think holistically about mobile quality. We offer the ability to continually monitor systems that have been deployed. This means that beyond the development-testing phase, you can keep track of an app’s performance and find new ways to optimize its functions.
We have already worked with many of the world’s largest and most forward thinking companies to help develop secure, reliable apps that fit both user and business needs. At Apexon we see app development and quality as an ongoing process. That means taking the best options out there, including Selenium, and augmenting it through software and services th/partners/”>here.