Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
Mobile application testing requires the use of a model to guide such efforts as test selection and test verification. Often, such models are implicit, existing only in the head of a human tester, applying test inputs in an ad hoc fashion. The mental model testers build encapsulates application behavior, allowing testers to understand the application's capabilities and more effectively test its range of possible behaviors. When these mental models are written down, they become sharable, reusable testing artifacts. In this case, testers are performing what has become to be known as model-based testing.