Why iOS App Testing is Critical

Proper and thorough iOS app testing is critical for getting on the App Store, which grants your app exposure to the iOS ecosystem and its market share, representing 55% of all smartphones. Apple upholds a high bar for the customer experience of all products in its ecosystem and will expect your app to function on a range of different iOS devices and OS versions. 

Meeting these requirements can be very expensive - iOS device farm testing can be a costly upfront expense when buying the hardware yourself, let alone finding the human hours to operate your test suite on them over and over with each new build you release. With how proactive iOS system updates are, it can also be challenging to maintain a device farm of iPhones and iPads on older iOS versions no longer signed by Apple. Mobot takes care of all of this for you.

Apps on the App Store must also abide by specific requirements around privacy and interactions with system defaults when installed on an iOS device. Mobot’s iOS app testing tools can build a test suite on iOS devices configured with various push notifications, location services, device connectivity and other settings to ensure that your app meets all required standards for getting accepted onto the App Store.

Once an iOS app has developed a presence on the App Store, it is important to consider the impact that reviews may have on the growth of your mobile product. iOS users are unafraid to call out specific frustrations and bugs in their App Store reviews and star ratings. Our iOS mobile app testing tools not only help you to get your app listed but also help you to benchmark app performance, in order to deliver a high-quality customer experience worthy of five-star ratings.

iOS Testing Features

Mobot’s automation approach is one of the few solutions on the market capable of supporting end-to-end tests around modern iOS features such as Home Screen widgets and App Clips. Our Mobot mechanical fleet runs your test suite on real iOS devices across multiple iOS versions. Our iOS device farm can run your app on multiple device/iOS combinations concurrently, significantly reducing the time it takes to thoroughly test your app compared to manual testing. This can reduce the chances of your app being rejected by Apple and help ensure compatibility with many different devices from the Apple ecosystem.

In addition to iOS mobile app testing, our iOS app testing tools also support mobile web testing, allowing you to test how your website works on popular mobile browsers running on mainstream iOS devices, such as Safari, Chrome, Firefox and even embedded browsers within popular third-party native apps (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc).. Mobot’s platform enables fast and easy verification of pass or fail states, allowing teams to confirm whether your website works responsively across different screen sizes, resolutions and device orientations.

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Real Device Testing

In-house manual mobile app testing can not only take up a lot of time from team members, but also physical resources. Keeping your own physical device farm on hand and up to date is another expense on top of the additional time it takes to run your test suite on each device. Many teams find there simply is not time to run full test suites on every device within the short timeframes necessary to keep up with the pace of development and release to the App Store and Google Play. This often means cutting corners in one or more ways - either only testing on the most popular models and neglecting the rest, or running limited test suites on each device and risk missing critical edge cases before your code gets pushed to production.

By utilizing Mobot for your end to end mobile testing instead, you get the advantage of having access to a wide range of iOS and Android devices at no additional expense. These devices cover a wide variety of different models and resolutions and can be run on a rotating schedule with Mobot. Combining these devices with a physical robot fleet can significantly speed up UI/UX testing compared to doing so manually. Because Mobot supports multiple testing baselines and A/B testing, constantly evolving app layouts can quickly and easily be tested to ensure consistency across different devices simultaneously.

Fast, Easy, Accurate Results

Our range of mobile app testing services works for many different types of testing in the QA process, whether that be functional, integration, usability, or regression testing. Mobot combines automation and human-supervision to  quickly and accurately verify pass and fail cases for many different testing types.

All you need to do is tell us what to test (or import your own test suite from your preferred test case management platform) and grant us access to your staging environment. From there, we’ll handle the rest and deliver a detailed report of the results to you. There’s absolutely no setup or maintenance needed by your team, so you can focus on delivering the best possible product and building new features while we handle your testing.
In the fast-paced world of mobile app development, reducing testing time can not only save you time and money, but it can also help free up time for your team to focus on developing your core product. Our mobile app testing services can test a wider range of devices and get results back far quicker than teams that still rely on traditional manual testing.

Mobile Test Cases

Our clients currently use Mobot for a wide variety of testing purposes. Our mobile app testing tools can conduct full end to end testing scenarios, such as creating new accounts and logging in, making eCommerce or in-app purchases, and validating form inputs.

Our range of test cases supported doesn’t stop at testing the app during use in the foreground. We also support a wide variety of environmental variables that you can test your app against when the app is backgrounded. Examples of these include testing app behavior when users receive a phone call interruption, receive a push notification  or lose WiFi connection strength. We can also test app performance, measure how long screens take to load, use actual hardware features like capturing images using the test device’s camera and monitor audio output.
Our mechanical robots have a team of human supervisors on hand to ensure and verify that your test suite runs smoothly. Each report is carefully reviewed by our team before being delivered to you within a few hours, ensuring that you get quality feedback every time.