Field Testing of Mobile Applications: An Effective Approach
Field testing of software applications developed for mobile devices is a challenge due to unique features of mobile devices. Unreliability of wireless networks, limited bandwidth, changing context, phasing network disturbance or noises problems and different data transfer time for different applications. Methodologies used in testing of desktop applications cannot be directly applicable to a mobile context. The large number of users involved in field testing along with the variety of problems reported by them increases the complexity of managing the field testing process.