59: Daniel Knott: Hands-On Mobile App Testing

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Hands-On Mobile App Testing: A Guide for Mobile Testers and Anyone Involved in the Mobile App Business

Today, mobile apps must meet rigorous standards of reliability, usability, security, and performance. However, many mobile developers have limited testing experience, and mobile platforms raise new challenges even for long-time testers. In this episode the Author of Hands-On Mobile App Testing – Daniel Knott shares his end-to-end blueprint for thoroughly testing any iOS or Android mobile app.


About Daniel


Daniel has been working in the field of software development and software testing since 2003. He started his career as a trainee at IBM, where he was involved in enterprise software development and testing. After his time at IBM, Daniel studied computer science at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Software testing soon became a passion during his time at university and is the reason why he chose to pursue a career in software testing. Daniel has worked at several companies in various different industries where he was responsible for testing web desktop and mobile applications. During a number of projects, he developed fully automated testing frameworks for Android, iOS and web applications. Daniel is a well-known mobile expert, speaker at various conferences in Europe (http://www.adventuresinqa.com)

He is also the author of the book Hands-On Mobile App Testing: A Guide for Mobile Testers and Anyone Involved in the Mobile App Business

Quotes & Insights from this Test Talk

  • I'm mostly recommending physical devices to test your apps on because that's the environment where the app will used later on by the customers
  • Performance testing with mobile is not that easy because typically we have to do it three steps …
  • With mobile testing start simple, keep it simple, make short steps and go from there and try everything out
  • Many of the mobile user cases can't be automated and that's why I came up with the idea of the Mobile Test Pyramid.
  • There are so many really cool open source products out there so there's, from my point of view currently, no need to buy a test automation tool for all the devices.
  • Get as many of these apps as possible installed on these devices and try those apps out, shaking your device and see how others are implementing apps and see what kind of different usability issues are there.


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