15 Tools To Test The Heck Out Of Your Apps
One key differentiation for any new player that wants to enter the app development world is the app’s quality, so in this article we’ll present some of the tools available on the market that will help you at the testing stage.
There’s a bunch of services that provide the opportunity to test your app’s performance and functionality on real devices. One leader in this field is Perfecto Mobile with their cloud-based solution that enables developers and testers to access a big selection of real mobile devices, as well as emulators, across carriers in order to perform manual and automated testing. You’ll be able to test the apps on the newest and most popular devices and also test them while connected on all major mobile networks in various countries: US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. The pricing scheme is adjusted for every need, from payment/project which costs $250 (includes 10 hours), monthly payment at $15/hour to a fixed fee of $690 every month that gives you unlimited access to the public cloud. Other offerings in this field come from Sauce Labs, Appthwack, Keynote or Appurify.
Whether you are creating apps for clients and you need to show them a beta version or you just have to get feedback from colleagues at an office abroad, you’ll need to use a beta-testing tool. These tools allow you to see how testers are using your application, watch as they progress and take unexpected turns, see which areas are popular and reveal the ones that need more testing. Checkout TestFlight, User Testing, uTest, CenterCode, HockeyApp.
Split-testing it’s another thing that can be done in order to have the optimal performance for your app. You need to measure and validate the performance of different UI designs. Solutions here are coming from Optimizely, Artisan, Arise, heatma.ps, leanplum or Swrve.Mobiversal, a mobile app development company working with startups and established brands like Forbes to create unique mobile experiences. Mobiversal is also the maker of Appointfix and FieldVibe. Connect with him on Twitter @FlaviusSaracut.