Top 7 Signs to Adopt Mobile Automation Testing

Mobile applications are more than just applications for businesses today. Users spend 90% of their time on mobile applications due to a growing gap between mobile browsers and mobile applications. Mobile applications have become a foundation for continued growth and revenue in recent years. (According to Statista, “The Apple App Store has 1.96 million apps available for download.”) As per competition, we can’t compromise the quality of the application to achieve faster and more efficient application performance.

Here are the top 7 reasons your business should adopt mobile automation testing

  1. Longer Mobile testing cycles

If your test cycles are continuously getting longer and affecting project delivery time, it’s an indication that you’re wasting too much time on something repetitive, and mobile test automation could be a good answer. It is critical for the owner or developer of a mobile application to complete the project on schedule. Automation can help you keep project expenses under control. Although mobile test automation is expensive, it provides a strong return on investment in the long run.

  1. Increasing costs of in-house device labs

As time passes, your mobile application will gradually gain market share. When such a phase occurs, the tester will be expected to handle more testing responsibilities. The cost of additional mobile devices and personnel to test them can be avoided with automation. Cloud-based mobile test automation solutions are a fantastic method to deal with such problems.

  1. Too much reliance on simulators and emulators

When testing a mobile application, if you don’t have access to a comprehensive mobile testing lab, you might opt for simulators or emulators. If your testers spend too much time testing on simulators and emulators, there’s a good possibility your real-world users may report a lot of problems that weren’t identified during testing. It makes sense to use a technology that allows you to easily automate and then conduct your cross-device testing.

  1. Expansion of business stagnates

As a software professional, you deal with a constantly shifting market. Skeuomorphic designs may be popular today, but people will choose flat design in the future. The product must be updated regularly to keep up with these developments and research them. However, if all of your time is spent on project testing, you won’t have time to learn about the market or develop new methods. Automated mobile testing allows us to complete repetitive mobile testing jobs quickly, which helps us complete the testing phase more quickly.

  1. Less changes in mobile app release versions

A fully functional mobile app is not created every day or with the first release. It follows a cyclic pattern. However, there are times when our mobile app is either too large with too many features or when it is rarely updated. The tests become repetitious in both circumstances, necessitating the same testing procedures on succeeding release versions. Spending time and resources on repetitive testing will only raise costs unnecessarily. In such instances, mobile test automation is the best alternative.

  1. Enhancement in Mobile Application size

When you notice that the size of your mobile application is growing beyond a certain point, it’s time to start thinking about mobile test automation. Manual testers will conduct repeated work, but it will be tiny and less expensive than automation. To determine the current stage of your project, you can use any measure, but the ideal way is to look at the current automated test cases.

  1. Diverse applications

Mobile applications appear to be unified by the operating system they run, such as Android, yet the operating system’s version differentiates them. There is no such thing as an Android application that will run on all operating system versions. If the same application is meant to run on various devices, operating systems, and versions, it will almost certainly be subjected to repeat testing on each of them. This is why mobile Automation Testing should be considered.

Final Thoughts

Automation that replaces repetitive processes is less expensive and faster than manual testing. While manual testing is essential, combining it with automation is the best combo a company can make. Mobile Automation Testing can help your organisation achieve the next level of managing your software testing.

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