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iPhone testing and bugs

September 14, 2010 2 comments

Some 1-1,5 years back, when the iPhone 3G had made such a success in Sweden, to develop apps for it got to be a hot potato in the software development business. Everyone wanted an iPhone app for their product/company, and we were not late to adopt this need and make it happen. Now we are pretty good at developing cocoa apps.

From the testing perspective, I started to look at if testing on iPhone was different from any other software testing. I started off asking a senior app developer about his view on this, and got this answer in an email:

Iphone has very many complete components, which means that the developer doesn’t have to invent the wheel all the time. These complete components are well tested by Apple.

Focus on iPhone app testing should be on the levels of
1. Application logic
2. Verifying that the Apple interface guidelines is followed.
3. Input validation

As a tester, this “easy to develop, easy to test” mentality should in my perspective trigger all bells and whistles as warning signs.
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