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The challenge of complexity in testing mobile applications

Bull Y Borland (a subsidiary of Micro Focus) have presented their joint approach to the challenge of quality assurance in mobile applications to their clients. A not inconsiderable challenge since it is expected that there are 6,000 million mobile devices in the world, of which a quarter are smartphones that already generate 8.49% of all page views on the Internet.

In this new context, complex where they can be found, application testing is consolidated as an imperative for organizations. “New tests appear and others that increase their value and are enhanced,” he explained. Salvador Ignacio Folgado, from Bull.

What does not change, in the opinion of the executive, is the strategy or the metrics used, although it is necessary to structure and classify the tests based on six different criteria such as the user interface, functionality, external elements, performance, installation or security.

Thus, since Bull Y Micro Focus They are committed to a hybrid approach, between emulators (suitable for functional and interface tests) and testing on real devices, as well as new emerging options in the testing landscape such as the cloud or crod testing.

To address this scenario, Micro Focus has the Borland Silk Mobile tool, which allows testing on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows devices using image, text, or ID recognition in the same script. The goal is to test apps quickly and reliably, on various devices from different manufacturers from the same framework.

“Application testing”, he adds Ricardo Montes, director of marketing and communication at Micro Focus, “Requires having ad hoc test coverage. Borland Silk Mobile allows to reduce time and costs in testing tasks, improve the quality of applications. The final user experience and visualize the real impact of the increase in complexity ”.