Mobile Testing

Mobile Application Testing – Part 1

How many apps do you use after its initial download? or in other words, have you ever downloaded an app and delete it after few minutes/weeks. Yes, would be the answer from most of us.

Recent study conducted by the 34SP.com ( Full report in PDF ) found out that 20% of people regularly delete apps within just three months of downloading them, while 39% often delete apps because they’ve been ‘useless’.

Here are some of the interesting facts from the survey,

  • 30% of respondents saying their mobile phone is the main device they use to access the internet. With Smartphones now providing instant access to the World Wide Web at the click of a button, we predict this number will be closer to 50% by 2016.
  • A third (32%) of respondents in our survey stated they ‘couldn’t live without’ their mobile phone. A further 36% said they were ‘addicted’ to checking their mobile phones, or know someone who is.

So apparently these numbers would increase in future. But what good would do, If your application is not satisfy the user.

Evolution of Mobile app ( Mobile web vs Mobile app )

Nowadays everyone wants to make a mobile app, even without considering the end goals or the cost. Point is that Mobile app should accomplish a specific target which couldn’t achieve by a mobile browser.

Mobile website should be your first step in making a presence in mobile world. When you get more business, when you get more personalized requirements from customers, then it would be the ideal time for mobile app.

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