Hands-On Mobile App Testing
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Hands-On Mobile App Testing

A GUIDE FOR SOFTWARE TESTERS AND ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE MOBILE APP BUSINESS

About the Book

Are you a mobile tester looking to learn something new?

Are you a software tester, developer, product manager or completely new to mobile testing?

Then you should read this book as it contains lots of insights about the challenging job of a mobile tester from a practical and pragmatic perspective.

The following topics will be covered in this book:

  • What's special about mobile testing?
  • Introduction to mobile devices and apps
  • Challenges in mobile testing
  • How to test mobile apps
  • Mobile test automation and tools
  • Additional mobile testing methods
  • Mobile test and launch strategy
  • Important skills for mobile testers
  • What's next?

After reading this book, you will know about new mobile testing techniques, which tools you should consider for your mobile project, and what's special about mobile testing.

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    • Software Engineering
    • Automated Software Testing
    • iOS
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About the Author

Daniel Knott
Daniel Knott

Daniel loves digital products with high quality being it web or native mobile applications. Currently, he is working as Head of Software Testing at MaibornWolff in Germany, where he shapes the future of testing for his clients.

In the past 13 years, he worked as Lead Software Test Engineer for different native mobile apps and products.

Daniel wrote two books - Hands-On Mobile App Testing and Smartwatch App Testing and is a frequent blogger at www.adventuresinqa.com and conference speaker. Since 2022 he also created his YouTube Channel about Software Testing.


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Reader Testimonials

Cem Kaner
Cem Kaner

Retired Professor of Software Engineering

An excellent introduction to the field. It has provided excellent guidance to several students at my university and I plan to use it as a significant reference in my software testing book.

Stephen Janaway
Stephen Janaway

VP Engineering

It’s a very well researched book and Daniel has clearly put a lot of time and effort into writing it. As someone who also trains testers who are getting started in mobile then I liked the logical flow through the chapters. […] Overall I found the book to be a really useful addition to my library. There are not enough books on mobile testing as this is certainly one I would recommend. It’s not just about mobile application testing either, there are sections on mobile web as well.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
    • Why I wrote this Book
    • Who should read this Book?
    • Topics covered in this Book
    • How to use this Book
    • Feedback
  • Chapter 1 What’s Special About Mobile Testing?
    • User Expectations
    • Mobility and Data Networks
    • Mobile Devices
    • Mobile Release Cycles
    • Mobile Testing is Software Testing
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2 Introduction to Mobile Devices and Apps
    • Overview of Mobile Networks
    • Mobile Devices and the Year 2007
    • The Big Two
    • What Types of Apps Exist?
    • Business Models of Mobile Apps
    • App Stores
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3 Challenges in Mobile Testing
    • The Customer
    • Mobile Platforms and Fragmentation
    • Sensors and Interfaces
    • System Apps
    • Internationalization (I18n) and Localization (L10n)
    • Mobile Browsers
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4 How to Test Mobile Apps
    • Emulator, Simulator or Real Device?
    • Manual Testing versus Automated Testing
    • “Traditional” Testing
    • Mobile-Specific Testing
    • Checklists, Mnemonics and Mind Maps
    • How to file Mobile Bugs
    • App Quality Alliance
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5 Mobile Test Automation and Tools
    • The Flipped Testing Pyramid
    • Different Types of Test Automation Tools
    • What should be automated?
    • Emulator, Simulator or Real Device?
    • How to Select the Right Mobile Test Automation Tool?
    • Current State of Tools
    • Continuous Integration System
    • Distribution Frameworks
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6 Additional Mobile Testing Methods
    • Crowd Testing
    • Mobile Cloud Testing
    • Cloud-based Test Automation
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7 Mobile Test and Launch Strategy
    • Mobile Test Strategy
    • Establish a Beta Testing Community
    • Mobile Launch Strategy
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8 Important Skills for Mobile Testers
    • Skill Set of a Mobile Tester
    • How to improve your Mobile Testing Skills?
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9 What’s Next? And Final Thoughts
    • Internet of Things
    • Wearables
    • Health Apps
    • Blockchain Technologies
    • Final Thoughts
    • Summary
  • About the Author

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