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Draft released June 2016
Here is a draft set of Accessibility Testing Criteria for iOS apps. It is intended to be used to check the application’s accessibility for users with impairments in one or more categories of vision, colour perception, hearing, speech, dexterity, cognition of iOS applications.
As always, we welcome your feedback and comments on this draft version before releasing the final document.
Released November 2015
The AQuA Testing Criteria can be used informally at any stage of the development process, but it is expected they will be of greatest use as a check immediately before beginning the submission processes for the Windows Store.
Released November 2015
This set of Accessibility Testing Criteria is intended to be used to check the accessibility of an application for users with impairments in one or more categories of vision, colour perception, hearing, speech, dexterity, cognition on a handheld device running Windows.
Released July 16 2015
This set of Accessibility Testing Criteria is intended to be used to check the accessibility of an application for users with limitations in one or more categories of vision, hearing, speech, dexterity and cognition on an Android Device.
RELEASED July 8 2014
This is the App Quality Alliance (AQuA) Network Performance Testing Criteria for Android™ applications and Apple iOS™ applications.
The six tests analyse the network performance of an app looking for issues such as excessive radio resource use and inefficient design of data transmission.
The tests are designed to be carried out using the Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) tool from AT&T
Here's a list of the top 10 tests apps usually fail when tested against the AQuA Testing Criteria.
UPDATED with v1.6, November 29 2014 This is the latest version of the AQuA Testing Criteria for Android applications against which Android apps needs to be tested to be eligable for inclusion of their details within the Quality App Directory. Please see full details of the Directory by going to the site at www.qualityappdirectory.org
This new version includes the following changes:
New test: 4.6 Effects of daylight savings time change
New test: 4.7 Effects of timezone change while travelling
Amended test: 12.2 Installation of unwanted features or concealed add-ons
Amended test: 19.1 Misrepresentation of app, developer or publisher
UPDATED with v1.6, November 30 2014 A list of the tests included within the Android Testing Criteria (v1.6 - November 2014). It shows tests for 'simple' and 'complex' apps, and also highlights whether the tests are 'critical' or 'warning-level' tests.
UPDATED: November 30 2014.
This is the second version (1.1 - Nov 2014) of the AQuA Testing Criteria for iOS applications against which iOS apps needs to be tested to be eligable for inclusion of their details within the Quality App Directory. Please see full details of the Directory by going to the site at www.qualityappdirectory.org.
UPDATED with v1.1, November 30 2014 A list of the tests included within the iOS Testing Criteria (v1.1 - November 2014). It shows tests for 'simple' and 'complex' apps, and also highlights whether the tests are 'critical' or 'warning-level' tests.
The AQuA Testing Criteria for Java apps contains a common set of tests against which apps must be tested before they can be considered to be eligible for the Java Verified endorsement.
You should not consider distributing your applications if they don't meet this requirement as this set of tests contained within the document will be used by your chosen test house to test your app.
Please download it, read it, do your QA testing against it before submitting your apps via the Submission Portal.
This is the latest version - 2.3 - June 2013 - of the Best Practice Guidelines for Developing Quality Mobile Applications, updated to include an area on privacy.
The 3 minute video guides you through the Online Testing Criteria Tool. To start using the tool, just create an AQuA Affiliate account via the QAD site (it's all free). We've also added the iOS platform to the tool ...
Updated in October 2015
In this document we look at how the testing of mobile applications helps to achieve quality.
The latest version has been revised and updated in October 2015 to reflect agile trends in development.
UPDATED November 19 2014: Recent PR coverage for AQuA.
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