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Mobile application testing — Challenges and solution approach through automation

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2 Author(s)
Kirubakaran, B. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Manonmaniam Sundaranar Univ., Tirunelveli, India ; Karthikeyani, V.

By the time this paper has been presented, the mobile app landscape will have changed. New OS versions will have been released. A bunch of new devices will have hit the market. And mobile application testing will have become that much more complex and challenging for all of us. There is no doubt that mobile applications need specific testing approaches. This paper wants to investigate new directions in research on the type of testing and skills required on mobile app testing by answering the following three research questions: (RQ1) How mobile applications testing are so different from traditional web applications, that require specialized testing skills and techniques?, (RQ2) What are the new challenges and future trends in mobile application testing, and (RQ3) How far automation effective in testing mobile application?. We answer those questions by analyzing the current trends in mobile application development and testing, and by proposing my view on the topic.

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Pattern Recognition, Informatics and Mobile Engineering (PRIME), 2013 International Conference on

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21-22 Feb. 2013