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What is app testing?

App testing is a process of executing a program or system with the intent of finding errors. It is also done to verify that the software meets the requirements that were specified at the time that the software was designed.
Testing is an essential part of the software development process.
It helps to ensure that the software is of high quality and is able to meet the needs of the users.

What kind of app tests are there?

There are many types of app tests, the main ones include functional tests, regression tests, load, security and usability tests.

Functional tests

Assess the features and functionality of an application to ensure they are working as expected. Functional tests are usually conducted by testers with a deep understanding of the application under test. For example, in a web application testing ‘register’ option via mail functionality for the first time.

Regression tests

Similar to functional tests but seeks to ensure that the existing software features remain intact from the new added code and development, thus the word ‘regression’. For example, in a web application testing the ‘register’ option via mail functionality is still working after adding a ‘google’ login option.

Load tests

A type of testing that is used to assess the performance of a software application under load. Load testing is usually conducted by simulating multiple users accessing the application at the same time. Load testing can be used to identify performance bottlenecks and assess the scalability of an application. For example, in a web application testing the expected peak number of users conducting a login.

Security testing

A type of testing that is used to assess the security of a software application and identify potential security risks. Security testing is usually conducted by ethical hackers who attempt to find vulnerabilities in an application that could be exploited by malicious attackers. For example, in a web application testing how the site stands and remain responsive while attacked by a load of ‘fake’ requests.

Usability testing

A type of testing that is used to assess the usability of a software application and identify potential usability issues. Usability testing is usually conducted by real users who attempt to use the application to complete tasks. For example, in a web application testing if the user onboarding flow is clear, easy and user friendly.

Unit testing, integration testing, system testing and regression testing

Unit testing focuses on testing individual units of code, such as methods or classes. Integration testing verifies that different units of code work together correctly.
System testing is a type of black-box testing that evaluates the software as a whole.

Assess the features and functionality of an application to ensure they are working as expected.
Functional tests are usually conducted by testers with a deep understanding of the application under test.

For example, in a web application testing ‘register’ option via mail functionality for the first time.

Regression tests are similar to the above functional tests but seeks to ensure that the existing software features remained intact from the new added code and development, thus the word ‘regression’.

For example, in a web application testing that the current mail and password registration and login option is still working after adding single sign on options like google and Facebook.

Performance, scalability, load, security, and usability testing

Performance testing assesses how the software performs under different conditions.
Scalability testing checks if the software can still work correctly when handling a large amount of data.

Load testing is used to assess the performance of a software application under load.
Load testing is usually conducted by simulating multiple users accessing the application at the same time.

Load testing can be used to identify performance bottlenecks of an application.

For example, in a web application testing the expected peak number of users conducting a login.

Security testing is type of testing that is used to assess the security of a software application and identify potential security risks.
Security testing is usually conducted by ethical hackers who attempt to find vulnerabilities in an application that could be exploited by malicious attackers.

For example, in a web application testing how the site stands and remain responsive while attacked by a load of ‘fake’ requests.
Usability testing is A type of testing that is used to assess the usability of a software application and identify potential usability issues.

Usability testing is usually conducted by real users who attempt to use the application to complete tasks.

For example, in a web application testing if the user onboarding flow is clear, easy and user friendly.
Web application types and testing

There are different types of software products, but one type that is becoming increasingly important is web application.
This is because more and more businesses are making their websites available online.

Web application types

When it comes to the web, there are two main types of applications: web applications (webapps in short) and web sites.

Both are accessed through a web browser, but they differ in how they are built and what they do.

A website is a collection of static HTML pages that are linked together.

A web app is a dynamic, interactive application that is built using programming languages such as PHP, Ruby on Rails, or Java.
Web sites are typically simpler and easier to build than web apps.

They are also less expensive to host since they do not require a complex infrastructure.

Web apps, on the other hand, are more complex and require more resources to run.

Web sites are typically used for informational purposes, such as providing news, information about a company or organization, or selling products.

Web apps are usually used for more interactive purposes, such as providing a service, such as email, or allowing users to play games or use other applications.

The main difference between web sites and web apps is how they are built and what they do.

Web sites are typically simpler and less expensive to host, while web apps are more complex and require more resources to run.

Web application testing

involves testing the functionality of a web application.
This includes testing how the application works with different browsers and devices, as well as testing the server that the application is running on.
It is important to test web applications thoroughly before they are made available to the public.
As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that web applications be tested on a minimum of the latest two versions of the major browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.).
This is because if there are any errors in the application, it could cause serious problems for the users of the application.
Automated tools can be used to help with web testing, but manual testing is often necessary to ensure that the web application is functioning properly.

Mobile Application testing

As the use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets continue to grow, so does the need for mobile application testing.

Mobile application testing is the process of testing a software application on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, to ensure its functionality and performance.

There are a number of factors to consider when testing a mobile application, such as the device’s operating system, screen size, and hardware capabilities.

In addition, mobile applications must be tested for compatibility with a variety of mobile devices and networks.

Mobile application testing can be a challenge due to the wide variety of mobile devices and operating systems.

However, some general tips that may be useful include ensuring that the application is compatible with the most popular devices and operating system versions in the target market, and testing the application on a variety of devices to identify any potential issues.
The most important thing to remember when testing a mobile application is to test early and often.

By testing early in the development process, you can identify and fix any potential problems before the application is released.

Desktop application testing

Desktop application testing is the process of verifying the functionality of a desktop application.

This can be done manually or with automated testing tools.
When testing a desktop application, testers should pay attention to the application’s UI, as well as its compatibility with different operating systems and hardware configurations.

Additionally, testers should ensure that the application can handle various user inputs, including keyboard and mouse input, as well as touch input for touchscreen devices.

Desktop application testing can be a challenge, as there are often many different ways in which a user can interact with the application.

The device and versions coverage needed to test a desktop application will vary depending on the application.

For example, if the application is designed to run on Windows, the tester will need a Windows machine.
If the application is designed to run on Mac, the tester will need a Mac.

Testers should therefore plan their tests carefully, in order to cover all the different areas of the application.

Manual and automation testing

Manual testing is a process in which a tester manually executes test cases without using any automation tools.

Automated testing is a process in which a tester uses automation tools to execute test cases.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to both manual and automated testing.

Some of the advantages of manual testing include:

  •  Manual testing can be used to test both functional and non-functional requirements.
  •  Manual testing is more flexible and can be easily adapted to changes in requirements.
  •  Manual testing can be used to test applications that are not suitable for automation.
  •  Manual testing is less expensive than automated testing.
  •  Manual testing can be used to find more bugs than automated testing.

However, there are also some disadvantages to manual testing, such as:

  • Manual testing is time-consuming and can be repetitive.
  • Manual testing can require more manpower and therefore increase the cost.
  • Manual testing can be error-prone.
  • Manual testing can be less reliable than automated testing.
  • Manual testing can be less efficient than automated testing.

In general, automated testing is more efficient and less error-prone than manual testing, but it is also more expensive.

Automated testing is best suited for regression testing, while manual testing is best suited for progressive, coverage and exploratory testing.

get started with your own crowd test

If you’re thinking about starting a crowd test independently, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, you’ll need to find, interview and filter a group of testers that fits your needs. This can be done by posting in online forums, groups, friends and family, etc.
Once you have a group of selected testers, you’ll need to come up with a plan.
What kind of testing do you want to do? What are your goals? What do you need to test?
Once you have a plan, you can start, but if it involves a test plan you need to create your test cases.
These should be specific, measurable, and achievable.
Finally, you’ll need to run your tests with the group and collect the results from all of them.
This can be done by mails, shared files, messaging and phone calls…. manually collecting feedback from your testers.
Once you have the results, it’s time to analyze them and see what needs to be improved, ahh, and don’t forget to pay and review each one….
Or simply submit your app for testing via our platform in the fastest, efficient and cost-effective way.

How does it work?

submitting your own application for testing via our crowd testing platform is easy.

  1. Create an account and provide basic information.
  2. Select a package, we offer several packages that fit most needs and budget, be sure to select a package that’s appropriate for your project. Want more? we also offer test project management via our test agency.
  3. Once you’ve selected a package, you’ll go through our easy-to-use wizard that will offer you various options and information for our testers. For example: is it an android or an apple app, is it a native app or a web application, do you want to test globally or at a specific location….
  4. Launch Our platform offers crowd tests submission independently with self-checkout.
    Once launched our platform will send and get approvals from our community of available testers.
    We select only the best; our testers go through an initial screening and rating process by us to be accepted as testers, furthermore, our customers in each test cycle they participate so it is a race to top all the time.
  5. within hours you will start receiving bug reports from all testers which you can use to identify any areas that need improvement.Obviously, your personal dashboard includes the list of your test cycles, bugs from all testers, management, and filter options, and communication with your tester’s options via bug comments and direct messaging.
Eran Arye

Eran Arye

Founder, Co-partner and CEO of Testpoint, Bsc. in computer science and mathematics, Former SW Quality Director in major international companies.

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