App testing is an important part of programming and quality control. No matter how well-written code is, there is always the risk of bugs and glitches hiding under the hood.
Proper app testing ensures that bugs and functional deficiencies are discovered, and fixed before the application is released to the market for consumption. Apps that have a lot of bugs and glitches will not be successful on the market, especially commercial apps.
Types of iOS App Testing
There are different types of ios app testing, each with its features, advantages, and requirements. Different software developers and teams tend to prefer certain types of app testing, mostly due to personal reasons or some other practical factors. This list is by no means exhaustive, and it is very uncommon to have to know them all.
1. Alpha Testing
This is more common for in-app designers and software developers. The component codes of the app are run through separate tests and then as a whole.
2. Acceptance Testing
This test is carried out by the clients and regulators. This test is a bit similar to the alpha test in that it measures performance ratings, rates features, and functionality.
3. Ad-hoc Testing
As implied in the title, the test is carried out randomly. Usually during the development stage. Ad hoc testing is very important for projects that have a large scale, numerous features, a high number of expected users, or a combination of these. Testing ensures that an application succeeds on the market and provides sufficient customer satisfaction.
For commercial applications the application must have minimal bugs, else the company may risk lawsuits and loss of customers.