Compatibility is in demand in modern times! A windows phone although was a high performer but would not run Android Apps, a software that does not support Linux, or a web page that does load with IE are evidently incompatible in current times.
The tech-driven world needs to stay connected and should work seamlessly on each device. A website that does not operate on a different smartphone would inevitably be dumped, so how do QA/Testers ensure to check the websites work flawlessly on a different range of smartphones? Or even though QA has planned a mobile testing strategy, but would the team be able to buy different handsets for their testing?
Thanks to some handy mobile testing tools and mobile apps, that makes our job easier. Our post for today will talk about some of these efficient tools and their USP’s. Let’s get started-
A mobile emulator allows the user to view the website as it would appear on a mobile. A good mobile emulator not only lets you test website on a different browser and verifies the functionalities/features of the website in real-time, but also optimizes the performance of the website.
Some of the emulators that are used widely by the testing teams are –
If you want to test your website on all available browsers, then this is the best tool. CrossBrowserTesting tool lets you check the functionality, get screenshots on over 130 browsers and across 25 different operating systems. QA/Testers could test it for Android, iPhone, Blackberry mobile phones.
Perfecto Mobile offers a cloud platform with access to different handsets and tablets, connected to real networks and across various locations. The flexibility helps a tester to perform localization testing scenarios for region specific features. The tool offers extensive testing starting from unit test, smoke test for every incremental build, making sure not only bugs are closed but prevented from occurring again.
The testing scenarios where you need to check on real mobile devices could be executed successfully on DeviceAnywhere. A tester could connect to a device remotely in real time, and you could get an exact feel of the website content and any real time updates.
One of the simplest, interactive and intuitive tools is Google mobilizer. The tester/QA needs to enter the website address, and it provides you with “How the website looks on mobile” with recommendations that could make it more mobile friendly. The tool also comes with actions using which you can easily tweak or trim the website.
Did you use any of such tools? Are there any recommendations? Please share your opinions with us. We would love to hear from you.