Martin has been working in the mobile industry for most of the past decade. He began his career as an intern for one of the few German handset manufacturers, years before Android and iPhone were launched. After involvement with several app projects, he soon realized that one of the biggest pain-points in development was mobile app testing. In order to ease this pain, he started Testmunk. Testmunk is based in Silicon Valley, and provides automated app testing over the cloud.
Automated App Testing: A pain or cure?
You want to ship an app you can be proud of, without bugs or defects. You want it delivered quickly. However, the testing process is looked at as simply a ‘necessary evil’ and there is never enough time in the day to test everything manually. Automated testing claims to be the answer but you’ve found it ‘hard to set up’ and ‘difficult to maintain’. Is going back to pure manual testing the answer? Hiring more resources? What is the right balance between manual and automated testing? Can I make automated testing easier? What are some of the current testing trends? From my experience working with many small and large companies, I hope to share my observations, and answer some of these questions.