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Mobile Testing


TA Mobile Applications Testing
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 8:30am

As applications for smartphones and tablets become incredibly popular, organizations face increasing pressure to quickly and successfully deliver testing for these devices. When faced with a mobile testing project, many testers find it tempting to apply the same methods and techniques used for desktop applications. Although some of these concepts transfer directly, testing mobile applications presents its own special challenges. Jonathan Kohl says if you follow the same practices and techniques as you have before, you will miss critical defects.

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TL Build Your Mobile Testing Knowledge
Karen N. Johnson, Software Test Management, Inc.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:00pm

Are you overwhelmed by the number of mobile devices you need to test? The device market is large and new devices become available almost weekly. Karen Johnson discusses three key challenges to mobile testing—device selection, user interface, and device and application settings—and leads you through each. Learn how to select which devices to test and how to keep up-to-date in the ever-changing mobile market. Need to learn about user interface testing on mobile? Karen reviews mobile UX concepts and design. Wonder what device settings can impact your mobile app testing?

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Concurrent Sessions

T4 Android Mobile Testing: Right before Your Eyes
Jeff "Cheezy" Morgan, LeanDog
David Shah, LeanDog
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:45am

Few topics are hotter than mobile software development. Every company seems to be rushing to release its own mobile applications. When it comes time to build that software, they quickly learn that things are hard. Many developers claim that it is difficult or impossible to test drive the application while it’s in development. Because traditional testing tools can’t automate the tests in the emulator or on the device, testers are usually left with a manual testing approach.

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T10 Mobile Testing Methodologies: Trends, Successes, and Pitfalls
Eran Kinsbruner, Perfecto Mobile
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 11:15am

In today's dynamic mobile marketplace—where new handsets and mobile operating systems are released every day—your ability to deal with these changes which impact your mobile product is vital. The mobile application lifecycle today must be short; must be of great quality; cover a myriad of handsets with different sizes, layouts, and enhanced capabilities; and, of course, cover as many operating systems as possible. This lifecycle requires a new methodology and approach. Eran Kinsbruner describes the mobile project challenges and provides real life examples of ways to overcome them.

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T16 Introducing Mobile Testing to Your Organization
Eric Montgomery, Progressive Insurance
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:30pm

Mobile is an integral part of our daily lives, and if it’s not already part of your business model, it soon will be. When that happens, will you be ready to tackle the demands of testing web and native mobile apps? From the perspective of a test lead, Eric Montgomery describes the challenges Progressive Insurance, a company with a strong web presence, recently faced—learning new technologies, transforming the approach of testers from PC-based to mobile-based, and working with testing tools in a market that has yet to see a definitive leader emerge.

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T22 Mobile Testing Tools 101
David Dang, Zenergy Technologies, Inc.
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 3:00pm

The burgeoning use of mobile devices has created enormous opportunities for organizations to leverage mobile to increase sales, advertise products, and collaborate with internal and external resources. However, with increasing usage, the need to perform testing on these devices is increasing significantly. This is not an easy task considering the number of devices, device operating systems, and operating system versions. To manage the number of variations, organizations rely on mobile testing tools to support their testing efforts.

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