Let’s start this post with a situation. An organization working in the logistic business has started to gather positive reviews and millions of users are now opting for their services through their mobile app. In other words, the organization is scaling very fast.
Even though they were managing quite well with manual testers and in-house test automation setup, they know this arrangement cannot work for long. They are smart people.
They also know that automation testing is gaining popularity and it is one of the strategies to get hold of ROI faster. Hence, they start searching for a tool that can act as a bridge between efficient mobile testing and ROI.
This post is for all those people in the shoes of that company. While I know that there are other tools in the sea, today, I will defend the complete cloud-based test automation tool Testsigma and how it can play a protagonist in your mobile testing movie.
You, being the judge, may ultimately swing in my direction or against it. It is completely your choice. But I hope till the end of this post, some solid arguments have been made – the evidence presented and witnesses quoted – that can help you understand it better.
I don’t know anything – How much effort will I have to put?
As a software developer, I have always come across people who are sceptical about new projects in the mobile app which demand technologies that they don’t know. “React Native? I have heard about it, how hard is it?” or “How much effort will it need to get me started?”.
Considering the shortage of time and the fact that this is an endless cycle, these questions are bound to be raised. So, how hard is it to get started with Testsigma?
Programming knowledge – not required
The first that comes to mind while discussing a new mobile automation testing strategy is the programming languages it supports. I mean, learning framework is one thing but if your known languages are not supported, you have another thing coming.
The mobile testing tool, Testsigma does not require any programming language for mobile testing. It is very easy to learn. Thus anyone who is aware of the project can log in and start creating automation tests. How easy it is to create a test is discussed in the next section though.
Test creation – Easier with a friend
Testsigma’s mobile test creation is one of the best features that you will get on any cloud-based automation tool. Testsigma’s test creation stands on two pillars – natural language processing and artificial intelligence.
It favours the English language when it comes to creating tests on the cloud. So, instead of writing code for a particular UI identifier, you can directly select it with a single click.
The better side of this tool is that it works as a friend to you and helps you out in that way. Natural language processing understands your requirements and recommends the next step while constructing the test cases.
Also, the AI technology provides self-healing tests that can detect any changes in the source code and adapt or correct itself accordingly. A good example is given in the blog “Tests that do not require maintenance” about how the tests adapt when “id” in the source code is changed from “username” to “userid”.
Result of all this – faster test creation. Which in turn means that the task is accomplished in lesser time and hence in fewer bucks.
Configurational setup – How much time will I have to spend?
Configurational setup is one thing that does not favour cloud-based tools in general. The problem is that there are too many things involved that need to be linked to each other and with cloud security in between, sometimes it is a mess.
Testsigma has a clear and swift configurational setup whether it be managing users, third-party integrations, or enhancing security measures on the account.
Instead of explaining everything here, let me redirect you to the configurational knowledge base of Testsigma. Here you can understand the step-wise process of configuring the tool according to your requirements.
From an ROI point of view, cloud configurations have always been preferred. In-house tool management is an easy job if there are only two or three members of the team.
Centralizing everything with on-demand resource allocation is something that is amazingly smooth on the cloud. So you save time and money while starting your cloud setup.
I run close on deadlines – How can I save time with Testsigma?
Another aspect of achieving faster returns is to move faster and achieve targets quickly. In the previous section, programming knowledge, test creation, and configurational setup were the main key areas.
You might have already understood how Testsigma can help you save time in all of those. In addition to that, I would like to highlight a few more areas that can help you push things and conserve precious time.
Cross-platform tests – Save me from repetitive work
Cross-platform tests are an exceptional time saver for the testers. A lot of the testers look for it in a framework and a lot of frameworks have been popular because of their cross-platform powers such as Appium.
Cross-platform tests, in brief, is the ability to write mobile application tests once and run them for multiple mobile platforms. Since Android and iOS contribute to more than 98% of the market, most of the mobile testing tools and testers prefer only these two platforms.
Testsigma is a cross-platform tool. So, repetitive work is eliminated and you can achieve mobile testing on both of the platforms quickly. As part of your ROI, your investments are slashed out too.
Since cross-platform requires lesser time for testing, you pay for less time to the testers and reduces charges to the cloud service provider. Hence, as I have repeatedly said in this post, a lesser investment would mean you have less to recover.
I don’t want to leave clients on slower networks
The slower network of a user is always one of the main points of concern especially while dealing with mobile applications that work only with the internet such as Amazon.
If your mobile application is in such a domain as eCommerce, a user generally keeps two or three applications to compare prices. If any of them works on a slower network while yours doesn’t, you lose a potential customer there. Therefore, it becomes a tester’s responsibility to stamp the application as “network tested”.
Testsigma helps you analyze your mobile application on a slower network by giving you an option to select the network bandwidth as per your choice. While countries such as the USA won’t mind an app that does not work on 3G, if you aim for a global customer base, you cannot ignore it.
As for the effect on ROI for network testing, apart from time-money relation, a mobile app working on a slower network will bring more revenue to the organization.
I run tight on a budget – But I need real devices
The last section we take in this post is the complex arrangement of gathering all the devices for testing. The thing is, we need mobile devices to test our mobile application and verify they work perfectly in the target devices.
These devices can either be virtual (non-existent) such as emulators and simulators or real (real physical devices). I will not go into the details of the advantages and disadvantages of each of them as we will get diverted from the main points of interest. Although, if you are keen to know, a post that can guide you is just a click away.
Coming back, the final conclusion is, real devices are the preferred and most optimum choice for performing mobile testing. But the main problem is purchasing, connecting, and maintaining them. This is where Testsigma comes to your rescue.
Testsigma uses real devices at their end to help you gain the perfect perspective of your mobile application in both operating systems. Being a cloud service, you don’t need to think about purchasing these devices and maintaining them on-premise. Paying as little as $249 per month can get you started with your automation endeavours.
Again, since you do not need to invest in physical devices, your investments are cut down significantly. Your returns on investments will be visible in a shorter time.
I am convinced! But, Can I trust Testsigma?
If you have made it to this point in the post, I am quite sure you are convinced with what this tool has in the box for you. Now the question is, should you or can you trust Testsigma as your mobile testing tool?
I will start this with a testimonial from a Testsigma customer, “While other tools we evaluated required programming skills, high initial time and investment, Testsigma’s scriptless approach enabled us to start automating from week one and achieve 100% smoke coverage in just a couple of months” – Senior Engineering Manager, Freshworks.
This is actually true with Testsigma. When you have a tool that accepts tests in English, runs automated tests with CI/CD integrations, has real devices in hand, can test mobile web and native apps, and execute cross-platform tests, you can rest assured at your seat. In case you are stuck at any crossroads, 24×7 help is just a couple of clicks away.
If you opt for Testsigma, you are cutting down your ROI time and making smart and smaller investments for bigger goals. The tool comes with a free trial for people who follow the “use-first-then-trust” policy. Rest assured, by opting for Testsigma you join a list of 200+ happy customers!
Get started with automating your mobile tests in minutes with Testsigma. Take the free trial to be sure