Testing apps for mobile devices has always been a difficult area to tackle. There are many unexplored areas with no real industry standard. One option is to use third-party companies. They often charge thousands of dollars a month and claim to be the best mobile testing provider out there. Yet different companies use different platforms, often building in-house tools or a custom framework. Nevertheless, the end goal is the same: ensure that a mobile application is verified quickly and effectively for functionality and security among a multitude of different environments.
The problem is compounded when we consider testing on various devices across different operating systems, newly released firmware, and across foreign languages in other countries. The QA team has been investigating mobile automation with the intention of providing scalable automated testing for all high-priority applications.