The Importance of Mobile App Security – Neotys Testing Roundup

Mobile Testing in the Cloud: Interview with Rachel Obslter

Today, organizations are rapidly deploying mobile versions of their customer-facing and internal applications. With the prevalence of more agile-based approaches and the challenge of an ever-increasing diversity of devices and OS versions, testers are being asked to accomplish more testing in less time.

Rachel Obstler shares how leading enterprises are improving the efficiency of their mobile testing using automation, and how they identify the right processes and tools for the job. Sharing some fascinating statistics from their recent mobile quality survey of more than 69,000 mobile app developers and QA organizations in the top US enterprises, Rachel dives into the challenges identified in the survey and shares five clear ways to improve your testing process: implementing a collaborative agile process, optimization with a development tool that naturally facilitates testing, using a combination of real and emulated devices—and when to use them, and more.

5 Mobile Testing Challenges and Solutions

The mobile boom is obvious and it is pretty clear they are here to stay. Smart-phones are rapidly becoming the primary method of interaction for consumers and businesses worldwide, with thousands of apps being generated each day. Mobile goes beyond smart-phones and tablets. Apps are now being incorporated into cars, wearable tech and home appliances.

The phenomenal growth of mobile devices has opened up avenues for organizations to integrate them into computing environment. Today’s mobile applications deliver complex functionality on platforms that have limited resources for computing. Diversity presents unique challenges that require unique testing strategies.

3 Not-So-Obvious Ways to Avoid Mobile App Security Problems

By now, most companies understand the importance of mobile app security, even if they’re not entirely sure how to best achieve it. Security testing – via real testers and automated tools – is the obvious route, but there are several lesser-known methods for ensuring that your mobile app is safe for users.

Avoid Open-Ended Questions

Any personal data collected from a mobile app could turn up in unintended and awkward places. And you will get blamed, even if the customer is at fault for the privacy invasion.

Although there are security measures in place to format your app so only select individuals are able to view consumer information, accidents can occur. The chance of a company grabbing hold or misplacing data is very possible and almost always happens as the result of human error.

5 Keys for Effective Mobile Performance Testing

While mobile is quickly becoming the de-facto market platform for many of the business-critical applications deployed by banks, insurance companies and other enterprise organizations, the need to ensure an optimal end user experience mandates a robust mobile performance testing environment.

Accordingly, mobile enterprises require an environment which can provide insights into the key mobile application performance indicators – such as response time, availability and business critical transactions – on various devices (and operating systems) being used across different networks and carriers.

Based on our experience with mobile enterprises, building an efficient mobile performance test strategy should consist (at a minimum) of the following five pillars.

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  1. April 7, 2016

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