Strategies for Mobile Web Application Testing

Raj Subramanian, Progressive Insurance

Mobile web testing is still a widely unexplored territory—with no standardized tools or testing processes—where testers often struggle due to lack of guidance and resources. With mobile devices, tools, operating systems, and web technologies rapidly evolving, testers must adapt their thinking in this quickly changing domain. Raj Subramanian is a tester who went through this experience, trying out different testing approaches including paired exploratory testing, blink tests, and tools to get quick feedback on the web pages. Raj provides a basic foundation for mobile web testing by explaining the mobile ecosystem and device selection strategies. He shares his experiences in testing a mobile web application used by millions of people worldwide. He discusses the lessons learned from testing “responsive web sites”―the idea that every website should render properly for every form factor of a particular device. Finally, Raj shares his vision for the future of mobile web testing.

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