Is your Mobile Testing Strategy good enough for the Marketplace?


With a funding round of $1.1bn (£850m) at a valuation of $45bn, Xiaomi was overwhelmingly the most valuable start-up in 2014. Shockingly, just 18 months since the last funding a new analysis indicated that Xiaomi’s worth fell down to a massive low of less than $4bn. This left everyone guessing.

One of the key reasons identified was that the brand could not take a step further enough to perceive and effectively address market / consumer needs. This dipped its market share, which competition took away.

IDC figures stated that Xiaomi saw its smartphone sales drop by almost 40% in China during Q2 of 2016 as compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015. Ironically, the overall Chinese market grew by almost 4.6% during this period. Report suggests that Xiaomi’s share got eaten up by players like Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo, who saw some soaring growth numbers.

Keeping secrets in the tech world could be a task, but standing by your brand’s claims and proving that the speculated compelling features are good to be true is every tech brand’s dream.

Great features and greater surprises. Apple/Iphone launches have it all! Prelude for an Iphone launch marks an exciting journey for the global media as well as tech enthusiasts. It brings us a series of stories and guess works full of exciting speculations. The recent Iphone7 launch has been no different. Iphone7 brought to its global fans as well as naysayers a distinct surprise by removing the headphone jack. As expected, made the Apple statement loud and clear.

Whether it is breaking the clutter or making a distinct statement, what makes a brand stand confident in the marketplace? It is the unbeatable claim of the brand to offer its customers a robust system. For instance, Nokia continued to be a trusted name for its loyal customer base even post the Microsoft acquisition. However, lagged in terms of rapidly evolving customer expectations.

Steady…Sturdy…but sleek…How can your mobile device have it all? The next question in line: Is your device tested enough to be trusted?

Gartner report states that in 2013 a revenue of about $26 billion dollars was generated from 102 billion mobile app downloads in 2013, and it is expected that by 2017 over 268 billion downloads per year. Interaction of the applications with the device will define the ultimate experience for the customer.

This definitely validates the need to stay alert and stay prepared for an ever-demanding market and ever-pressing competition.

Opening Pandora’s box

Mobile Device Testing and Mobile App testing is tricky and has to play by market rules and changing dynamics. Testers are challenged by various Operating Systems (OS) and equally across various versions of the OS, multiple devices, screen dimensions of all shapes and sizes, various carriers and combinations of data bandwidths offering various speed limits/capacities.

With the rising popularity and need for mobile testing, there are endless number of testing tools made available in the market, each one with an enhanced feature and capability to consider. There is a dramatic rise in the number of devices in the market, across various price ranges. So, when it comes to Mobile device testing, the key challenge is to decide on the right device in a given time frame.

Whether it is automated or manual testing, deciding on the mobile device for testing is the first step to get it right!

With a universe of devices and platforms in the marketplace, it is more than inevitable to produce a bug-free application within stringent timelines and at the same time consider every minute spec. Whether it is Appium for Native apps or Selenium for Web apps, collaborating with the right testing partner with the required expertise is your key to success and better RoI.

Online or Offline, Compatibility is the need

Native applications run on a specific mobile device hardware, which can operate with or without a data connection, namely, Kindle or any gaming applications. These applications might work without data connectivity, however, they might also invariably require data connection. They are structured to operate across all platforms with the same basic code, and are apps that need not be typically on an App store, but merely a web application.

Hybrid apps are applications that are available on an App store and are specifically designed for the Mobile devices. However, they depend and can require a connection with a website or a web-based database (like API) to function and give the necessary outcome. Prominent example is the Wikipedia app that needs an active connection with, or a NetBanking application that needs connectivity to the Web application.

In situations and scenarios like these, testing the device for a bug-free and secure user interface is a much needed investment. It empowers you to take a definite leap and innovate by industry standards.

Irrespective of the OS, it is important to understand and improve every application’s functionality across devices and its interoperability with the other factors, namely, Data consumption, battery consumption, and overall UI/UX.

UX and GUI

Smartphones with their touch screen features have redefined user experience. All started with the iPhone, where not just the hardware but even the well-integrated GUI worked for the device.

Testing helps you ensure the application’s responsiveness and the right set of reflexes on the device. Is this the way the application has to work? How will the user respond to it? What if there is distortion in the data connectivity?

Incidentally, the challenges faced by Mobile App testers are similar to the challenges faced by Web/Desktop App testers. So, a similar set of testing tools can be considered, with additional tools like emulators to cover a larger spectrum of devices.

Emulators Vs. Real Devices Vs. a Device Cloud

While Emulators work for user interface testing and quality assurance at the early stage, using real devices helps in performance testing. Industry experts suggest using emulators to make the process cost-effective, however, another school of thought promotes using the actual devices for real-time results.

Setting up a Cloud Testing environment enables you with a mobile set-up that is available anytime and 24*7. A Device Cloud is hosted on-premise and rents out devices for testing mobile apps on requirement basis.

These Cloud providers have access to the latest mobile devices and can offer a great deal of advantage for brands who wish to test their applications on the latest enterprise mobile devices.

Emulated Device clouds also help test scalability of the device to handle many simultaneous requests. Additionally, Device clouds with physical hardware offer further inputs on various interconnected factors in the overall functioning.

All in all, the set of challenges in Mobile Testing are massive and are getting redefined every hour. The trick is to test various patterns and choose the best combination suitable for your market needs. Agile Testing is a sure winner, as it takes a grab of the situation at every stage and if required, redefines the strategy for better results.

Choosing a right testing partner with the required strategy diminishes your challenges and helps you go the extra mile and sustain in the marketplace. Gallop’s cloud-enabled Mobile Device Test Lab offers access to over 600+ latest devices. The lab is equipped with a diverse set of devices that cover various Operating Systems (iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry) and Smartphone brands (Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Lenovo, HTC, etc.) Connect with us for a strategy that gets you ready and sustain well in the marketplace.





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Mobile Testing with Simulators, Emulators, & Physical Devices: Understanding the Difference

Mobile Testing with Simulators, Emulators, & Physical Devices: Understanding the Difference

Mobile testing today has become a nightmare due to the huge number of devices and configurations that mobile apps and websites need to be cross-checked against. These tests must confirm the smooth running of apps if an organization wants to retain and grow its database of users – who can, otherwise, very easily move on to other apps by competitors.

Thankfully, today we have a host of debugging tools for testing the apps thoroughly, end-to-end. These tools may be categorized into three broad categories: emulators, simulators, or real devices. Well, there are a lot of people who may say that emulators and simulators must be clubbed as a single group – sure, if mimicking the outer behaviour of an object may be considered the same as mimicking the internal behaviour of an object. Real device testing does what the name implies – tests the apps as they run on your smart phones. Let’s take a deeper look at the categories.

While testing on a real device requires the use of the actual phone, emulators and simulators are based on the concept of virtual testing. Virtual testing involves testing the software that provides the same functionality as provided by the real phone.

For testing mobile apps, an emulator may be a desktop application that mimics the hardware and OS of the applications to be tested. A simulator does not mimic the hardware/OS, but rather the basic behavior of a device. While simulators are usually simpler, they are not as useful as emulators. Real device testing checks the functionality of mobile applications to ensure that the app will work as desired.

Emulators provide better results (vis a vis simulators) as they can be used to test specific situations, and also mimic multiple devices. While a lot of device manufacturers create simulators, Emulators are often used more as they are relatively cheaper – specifically if compared to real devices.

Emulators & Simulators vs. Mobile Devices

Let us try to compare what provides better benefits in the following scenarios:

  • Define the Product RoadmapSituation-based scenarios: In situation-based (read deadline driven) scenarios, buying required mobile devices may be tough – while using the emulator/simulator may take care of the need. That said, not all the scenarios might be tested as required – which is possible if testing on the mobile.
  • Define the Product RoadmapEase-of-use scenarios: Emulators or Simulators make testing the plethora of apps on the multiple mobile devices available today much easier, but they miss out on testing the UI and UX aspects of testing an app using a mobile – including testing the color and brightness display.
  • Define the Product RoadmapEase-of-access scenarios: Testing on mobile devices is reliable – however, testing on Emulators and Simulators makes it easier as all that is needed is a URL for the app.
  • Define the Product RoadmapValidating battery scenarios: Mobile devices can perform this test as required whereas emulators and simulators usually are not able to mimic issues related to battery.
  • Define the Product RoadmapValidating performance: This is a very crucial part of testing a mobile application. Testing the performance of an app on a mobile device usually gives a more accurate result as compared to when tested on emulators or simulators.

So which is the better option?

While both Emulators and Simulators look like great alternatives for testing apps, they have issues that may generate both false positive and negative results, which will surely have a negative impact on the organizations’ ROI. Another disadvantage is that howsoever much close they may be to the real app, they may still not cover all features/situations and the results obtained may not be as accurate as you would want them to be.

Real device testing wins big over either of the two with QA Testing that can check for every possible scenario.

However, as they always say, it’s never advisable to put all your eggs in one basket. All three options have their own benefits, and can be used according to the need, helping the organizations meet their needs.


While mobile testing challenges may be many and overwhelming, Gallop’s state-of-the-art mobile test lab uses the latest and best in mobile testing to bring you better quality and quicker time-to-market. Reach out to us today and we will be happy to help you with right mobile app testing strategy.
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10 Critical Activities to Test Security of Mobile Applications

10 Critical Activities to Test Security of Mobile Applications

3G and 4G network enabled smart phones are today being used more and more for accessing the Internet, for performing financial, business, and social transactions, and for media consumption. However, the safety of the data being consumed by the end user using the apps distributed via mobile application stores, poses a big security issue.

To add to this, Gartner predicts that almost 25% of organizations will launch their own apps by 2017.

While this will make creating new apps much more efficient, it may also become a reason-of-feast for the hackers as they will have more to hack into. It’s only a full-fledged security testing enabled environment that will save the apps (and the companies) from otherwise leaking a big load of personal data from the mobiles.

In short – security of the apps will be vitally business-critical.

So, what can be done about this? What really is needed?

An app testing strategy that will not only analyse the security risks involved of using an app on the smartphones – but also support in eliminating the same.

When the men-in-the-middle (MITM) attack apps that communicate sensitive information, and manipulate the same for their benefit, a secure SSL certificate validation* can mitigate the risk. However, this is easier said than done as billions of app users use risky untrusted networks, making them an easy prey to the MITMs.

All mobile apps fall in one of the following three main categories:

  • Native apps – These are written to run only on a specific platform and supported devices. For example, an iOS app runs only run on iPhone.
  • Web applications – These are built using standards like HTML5 and can be accessed by any mobile device.
  • Hybrid applications – These apps usually have a layer of native application around a Web-based user interface and provide the best of both worlds.

Gartner analysts suggest that more than 50% of deployed apps will be hybrid by 2016 – for all the obvious reasons.

Mobile Security Testing Process – An Overview

Like everything else, providing security testing for apps needs a method to overcome the madness. Here are three basic steps suggested by experts in the field that must be performed to achieve the desired objective:

  1. Intelligence Gathering (gather as much as possible information about the app)
  2. Threat Modeling (identify threats for the app – specific or prepared)
  3. Vulnerability Analysis (identify vulnerabilities in the app with the previous created test cases using Dynamic methods (Passive network monitoring and analyzing), Runtime analysis (analyzing the communicating process for internal components (Android: Intents; iOS: objc_msgSend calls), and Forensic methods (Timeline analysis)

Reference: Security Testing Guidelines for Mobile Apps by Florian Stahl & Johannes Ströher

10 critical activities to be performed to make apps secure

At a broad level, we need to test the following to ensure mobile app security: Data leakage, flow, and storage capabilities, encryption, authentication, server-side controls, and points of entry.

Ten specific activities to be performed while testing the Security of Mobile Applications are:

  1. Automated security testing of mobile applications for multiple mobile devices across multiple platforms over diverse networks
  2. Use of a cloud-based mobile Testing Lab that enables uploading locations or the actual apps themselves for testing
  3. Performance of a huge variety of automated security tests for identifying embedded spywares, viruses, Trojans, data privacy, data leakage, unsolicited network connections, etc.
  4. Dynamic analyses and testing of apps in labs providing the required environment to verify security issues such as insecure file system, insecure data transmission, unsafe data storage, privilege access violations, etc.
  5. Analyses of results for each mobile application.
  6. Assessment of automated code that helps IT teams secure mobile apps in agile-based environments.
  7. Inspection of all features of the apps in real-time in controlled environments, and comparison of the results against a plethora of known applications.
  8. Assessment of the apps using binary static analysis that expose malicious capabilities and vulnerabilities such as leakage of information.
  9. Assessment of whether or not an app has been built according to the peculiar demands of compliance in your industry, as it is vital to follow the right standards for regulations and mandates.
  10. Last – but definitely very important – keep checking and testing for the new security threats that keep surfacing ever so often.


To cover all the bases and ensure that effective testing is performed, a third-party organization with the right expertise can prove to be your best bet. At Gallop, security testing forms a critical part of our mobile test strategy. Our security testing is thorough and makes use of reusable test scenarios so that your app is secure and your customers happy. Our tool agnostic test automation frameworks ensure accelerated testing so that you get higher productivity and an enviable time to market.
* A study conducted in late 2012 established that almost 17% of the tested Android apps do not fully validate SSL certificates.


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4 Top Challenges of Mobile Application Testing & How to Overcome Them

4 Top Challenges of Mobile Application Testing & How to Overcome Them

Today, every day, thousands of new apps are uploaded. With apps integration now possible into cars, wearable tech and home appliances, people download them by billions on their smart devices – tablets, smartphones, vehicles, watches, kitchen appliances, etc. – only to move on to download an alternative if the app is not up to their standards or doesn’t fulfil their needs. This increasing intolerance towards below-par performance, device compatibility issues, functional defects, or poor user experience makes mobile testing of apps a business critical function.

The need to launch the perfect app, and then to continuously keep on upgrading it to match the wants of consumers is creating a tremendous, continuous pressure on the professionals responsible for quality and testing – not to forget the developers. The testers need to stay upskilled to be able to manage the ever expanding number of configurations, OSs, devices, OSs, user interfaces, etc., QA departments are trying to catch-up with innovative methodologies like Agile and DevOps, along with testing apps properly before releasing them. Add this to the challenge of insufficient and inefficient mobile testing tools that do not allow testing apps to the maximum levels.

As per the Cap Gemini Quality Report (Mobile Testing), almost 18% companies state lack of time to test mobile apps, 65% say they do not have the right tools, and 52% cite lack of devices as reasons for not performing mobile testing. To overcome some of these challenges of mobile testing, per the World Quality Report 2015-16, 35% of the QA and Testing Budget for new development is being spent on mobile and front office (customer channel) solutions.

4 Mobile Testing Challenges and Solutions

Most organizations are neither ready, nor able to manage the ever growing complicated web of multiple OSs, devices, platforms, or services. Even if they are, they have to face the challenges of:

  1. Platform, OS and Device Fragmentation: Not just newer and smarter mobile devices, but also operating systems are being launched with such a high frequency that it is becoming very complicated to understand the possible permutations and combinations required to provide the seamless functioning of apps – so desired by the users. Device fragmentation is by far the most complicated aspect of the mobile testing matrix – especially for the Android operating systems. In 2012, there were nearly 4,000 separate Android device models available. In 2013, the number exploded to 12,000. Even the variety of mobile operating systems pose a huge challenge for engineering teams. What complicates this further is the compatibility issues mobile applications face while being deployed across devices having different Operating systems like iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows etc. or Versions of an operating system such as iOS 4.X, iOS 5.X, BB 4.X, 5.X and 6.X.

The following solutions may be useful in solving the issue:

  • Identify the issues using emulators, and test with real devices, and remotely accessed devices. This also helps in identifying security and network impact.
  • Identify the targeted audience and the most popular devices in a geography. This will help save a lot of time and also help helps focus on a smaller set of issues.
  • Identify and use a mix of internal mobile lab and cloud-based mobile testing services.
  1. Mobile device’s physical characteristics: There are three approaches to mobile app architecture: native, Web/HTML5 and hybrid apps. Test case scenarios differ for each, especially for stress, performance, conformance and compatibility testing. While Native apps have a reduced testing scope, Web and hybrid apps need both on-/off-platform test cases, thereby leading to back-end issues. While Web-only apps need to be tested more rigorously for the choice of browser versions, Native and hybrid apps must be tested for successful download, execution, platform interaction, and updates.
    Because all apps face regular mobile testing challenges, the simplest solution to avoid the additional complexity (that will arise due to multiple app architectures) is to eliminate one or both of the alternatives.
  2. Network Diversity: With just a dozen odd Network carriers ruling the connections world and dozens more trying to fight for their share, fragmentation in this case is far more complicated than in terms of OSs. While using Network emulators helps understand and provide a basic level of testing, but testing on real networks is also necessary.
    A lot of organizations try using device emulators along with an operator’s web or test proxy to reduce/avoid airtime charges along with an instrumented test stack. Though Cloud-based network test services may prove to be the best testing scenario, most of them have to shell out remote carrier coverage. While performing testing using a WiFi Network, the following aspects can also be checked:
  • How does the app operate offline?
  • Is the memory being impacted in unexpected ways? Or are there any constraints?
  • What is the impact of different Wi-Fi speeds, low signal strength, 3G, or 4G networks?
  • What happens when you switch to Wi-Fi or the network drops or vice versa?
  • Security considerations such as encryption, multi-user support, low-level resource usage, and buffering problems or garbage data generation.
  1. Performance & Security: With so much of personal data being stored and shared across apps and devices, it has become imperative that performance and security testing of apps on a public cloud is given a very serious consideration, and all possible tests conducted to ensure the data privacy.

While a provision of testing early and testing often sounds gratifying, and may also enhance usability, testing the apps on a secure and private cloud may help provide the required access to testing teams which will ensure avoidance of data breaches. The above activities will identify security issues quicker and fixing them before production will not only save from any potential harm, but also help the organization save a lot of costs as a bug fixed before production saves about 20 times cost than that after production.

While Smart phone testing challenges may be many and overwhelming, but there’s nothing that resolves a challenge faster than the correct partner.  Gallop’s state-of-the-art mobile test lab uses the latest and best in mobile testing to bring you better quality and quicker time-to-market. Reach out to us today and we will be happy to help you with right mobile app testing strategy.


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Non-Functional Testing Aspects of Mobile Apps

The term “non-functional testing” refers to testing those aspects of a software application, that may not be connected with a defined user action or function (for example, security, scalability, behavior).

So let’s go through some of the features of an app that aren’t related to functionality:

  • App performance in normal scenarios
  • App behavior when the system is loaded with many users
  • App handling of system stress
  • App security
  • App performance from OS to OS / device to device
  • App recovery from failure

Therefore, it is important to discuss the non-functional testing techniques that address these aspects.

Performance testing: Assesses the overall system performance, a process that involves measuring system response time, and measuring the response time of the crucial app elements. It can also be carried out as part of system testing as well as integration testing.

Stress testing: Validates the system performance in the context of scarce resources, which involves running tests on low storage / memory configurations to identify bugs that may be undetectable in normal circumstances. It also validates the app consistency when a number of users are executing the same action with the same data set, as well as many client machines connected to a number of servers, all subjected to varying degrees of system stress.

Load testing: Measures performance in scenarios of normal usage, repeated with a number of users to assess the consistency of the app response times. This should ideally be carried out at specified, customized, dedicated servers that closely simulate the real-world environment and expected usage scenarios.

Volume testing: Judges performance in the context of enormous amounts of data, involving an identification of where exactly the app fails, at what volume of data the system is unable to continue running. A database is also created at the largest size possible, and many client queries are fed into the system, in order to test how the app handles this kind of volume.

Usability testing: Basically to assess user-friendliness, GUI consistency, error reportage, and correct output in line with the business-specified requirements.

UI testing: Issues addressed here include layout, data movement from one page to another, and pop-ups for assistance if the system concludes that a user needs guidance.

Recovery testing: Validates if the app shuts down during failure without glitches and without affecting the system, and that the data is not lost. Such testing involves premature interruption or termination of data processes, manual dismantling of database keys and fields, as well as even turning off routers, servers, and disconnecting the wires, in order to assess the effectiveness of the app recovery, when all the systems are rebooted.

Compatibility testing: Checks overall compatibility with a range of operating systems, browsers, and devices, at varying strengths of configuration. Also has to ensure that the test cases executed in functional testing are the same ones used here.

Instability testing: Checks the smoothness of installs and uninstalls, and confirms that the app behavior remains steady if the disk space is limited. Also confirms whether all the app components are correctly installed, and that updates take place at the designated intervals.

Documentation testing: Confirms the presence of guides, instructions, read-me, online assistance, release notes, etc. as part of the app package.

Inferring from all the above points, it is therefore very important to consider the indispensability of non-functional testing procedures in the app development. This requires a concerted strategy from the outset (incorporating NFT requirements in the initial testing plans). The objective for all QA teams should be, to extend their coverage, to include all the non-functional aspects of their software, to ensure that their end-product reflects their organization’s commitment to excellence, and of course, their loyal customer base.

Gallop Solutions Mobile testing services include Mobile device testing, Application testing, Functional and Non-functional testing. This helps Enterprises and ISVs to release their products with accelerated time to market, generates quicker ROI & brings better brand reputation. To know more about our Mobile testing services, contact us today.

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Right Mobile Testing Solution: Best Practices and Considerations


Right Mobile Testing Solution: Best Practices and  Considerations

Every single day, organizations in different fields are adding mobile apps to their work environments and overall business strategy. As the mobile app development market becomes increasingly dynamic, competitive, and fast-paced, older traditional testing methods for software are now becoming fairly obsolete, not to mention inappropriate in the mobile app QA processes. The sheer multiplicity of platforms, devices, and networks has made the issue of selecting the right mobile testing solution an absolute priority for any organization that intends to maintain and strengthen itself in the market.

Things to consider

There are three major mobile platforms (iOS, Windows, and Android), and QA teams need to manage increasingly fast production cycles while testing apps for these different platforms. As the world goes mobile, the changing landscape now poses a number of challenges, and demands that organizations conduct a thorough investigation of the best, most suitable mobile testing solutions in order to bolster their overall business strategy. Let’s take a look at some of the more important considerations.

  1. The variety of device operating systems: The successful launch of any new mobile software entails conducting rigorous tests on several different device platform combinations. With new versions of the OS being announced every year, and multiple end users still using the legacy OS versions, testing the app on the varied OS versions is very important. Also, sometimes, a few of the new features available with the latest OS versions are utilized by an app, and then it is very important to test the backward compatibility of the app.
  2. The variety of device screen resolutions: Along with updates to the OS and software features, the mobile device screens are also coming in a variety of resolutions. Many applications crash when the app is accessed with a device with unsupported/untested resolution. Testing on various popular device resolutions is thus very important to ensure the app does not crash.
  3. The variety of OEM device/software: Certain OEMs have their own OS wrapper on top of the Android, thus providing additional features and testing the app to ensure no crash occurs in such devices is very important.
  4. Geo location and carrier consideration: There are specific apps that are available in certain Geo locations only for certain carriers. Considering these limitations/features of the app during testing, it is highly important to ensure that app crashes and poor app ratings in the marketplace are reduced.
  5. The importance of automated testing: As development cycles become increasingly shorter, it’s also important to cut down the time for QA procedures. The automation of regression and functional testing is now a must in agile development processes. The obvious benefit of automation is that a higher number of tests can be carried out on a wider range of operating systems and devices in shorter time, and with less lifecycle management investment. This significantly reduces QA spending, expands coverage, and quickens the resolution of problems and errors. It is also effective to write a single script, independent of the device, and then apply that script repeatedly on different devices and operating systems.
  6. Suitable testing tools: The selection of the best automation tools is contingent upon correctly integrating them in test environments. The tools must be compatible with a range of web browsers, and should be reusable from OS to OS. So in this regard, having the most efficient app testing process, depends on choosing tools that are compatible with a range of devices and operating systems, integrating automation in the early dev stages, performing mixed testing with emulators, and conducting feasibility tests to support a wide range of platforms.

Concluding thoughts

It’s impossible to dispute the importance of mobile app development for any company’s corporate strategy. To ensure the smoothness of development operations, selecting the most efficient and inexpensive mobile testing solution is absolutely crucial for achieving business success. There is a need for automation, in order to make mobile app testing procedures more robust, stable, reliable, accurate, and efficient, so that the final product’s time to market is greatly reduced.

Automation should ideally also be independent of device and platform, implemented at the earliest stages of the development cycle. QA teams should be granted permission to make use of a wide range of devices while running one script as the base model for error correction and glitch resolution. And, finally, the automation of regression and functional testing, as well as performing non-functional testing for maximum safety, coverage, and adaptability, is also necessary to ensure that the finalized mobile apps go to the consumer as refined and polished as they can possibly be.

Gallop’s state-of-the-art mobile test lab uses the latest and best in mobile testing to bring you better quality and quicker time-to-market. We offer fine-tuned mobile testing services supported by our proven testing approach, Proprietary Testing IP (ETAS), and mobile testing capabilities through our Mobile Centre of Excellence. Discover the Gallop Advantage today.

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