PAST EVENT: Automated and Manual testing for mobile apps: where is the balance?

Automated and Manual testing for mobile apps: where is the balance?

We recorded this webinar on November 12th 2013, and split the recording into 3 parts.

Part 4 was then added, following feedback from some of the attendees who felt that the area of ‘automated testing’ hadn’t been covered fully-enough.

What was the discussion about?
Can remote, automated mobile testing ever stand-up to manual user-based testing efforts, to prove that an app provides a ‘consistently good user experience without causing trouble to the user or the device? 

Enjoy the videos below, read the answers to the many questions we didn't have time to address in the webinar, and let us know if you have any further questions.

Part 1 - About AQuA and the Testing Criteria - 10 minutes 31 seconds

Martin Wrigley introduces AQuA and its sets of Testing Criteria: an industry-accepted set of tests for mobile apps across Android, iOS and Java, which look at the usability of the app.

AQuA has always suggested that the only way to test for usability is by installing the app onto a physical device and going through the tests with the device in your hand. 

Part 2 - The Interview - 10 minutes 34 seconds

Enter Keynote DeviceAnywhere's Sam Arora. Martin quizzes Sam on how remote testing with DeviceAnywhere works, as we assess whether it could take the place of testing on physical devices in your hand. 

Part 3 - The Demo - 18 minutes 7 seconds

Mitun from Keynote DeviceAnywhere takes us through a demo of remote manual testing while Martin tests the system out using examples from the AQuA Testing Criteria. 

Part 4 - Automation - 14 minutes

Mitun and Martin explore the automation options to see if they fulfil some or all of the physical manual testing that AQuA usually mandates.