Top 7 Quality Issues With Mobile Applications

"Is there an app for that?" And more often than not, there is. However, what happens when "an app for that," turns into "don't download that..."?

As each new quarter turns out better, stronger, faster smart phones, tablets and computers, so come the better, stronger and faster applications--or so it seems.

Our customers tell us time and time again that mobile applications are not tested enough, so much in fact that we have identified the Top 7 Quality Issues with mobile applications and how these issues can easily be addressed and solved. In a world where 70 percent of major businesses applications need mobile applications and 48 percent of revenue from mobile applications is directly related to experience, poor functioning mobile applications are, if we may be so bold to say, unacceptable.

ZAPTEST 14 Prepares to Lead the Mobile Testing Market!

For the past several years, ZAP Technologies has established itself as a strong player in the Mobile Testing industry. Our ZAPTEST products (ZAP-fiX, zapFARM, and zapGEN) effectively meet the toughest challenges of modern development for cross-client and cross-platform testing.

On August 29th at 1:00 PM EST, ZAP Technologies will proudly host a webinar to provide attendees with a sneak peek of the upcoming release of the most recent version of our software suite – ZAPTEST 14. This preview will include a demonstration of various new features and improvements that will continue to drive ZAPTEST to the top of the mobile testing ecosystem.

Software and Apps Top the Charts for Spending in 2013!

It isn’t all about consumer apps! Analyst firm Forrester recently released a report looking at global IT spending, and apps are surely and steadily taking up more of the budget for enterprises and governments.

Of the projected $2.06 trillion Forrester expects to be spent on IT this year, applications account for $234.6 billion. Combined with custom-built software by contractors and consultants, middleware and operating systems, software as a whole makes up the largest portion of this year’s estimated spending, coming in at $542 billion. Of these four sub-categories, applications is the largest. From TechCrunch: Forrester’s big-picture look at spending puts software as the biggest general category for investments, at $542 million for 2013. “Software is where most of the big changes in technology are taking place,” writes Bartels. That is to say, while legacy, on-premise investments are “languishing,” those that focus on cloud-based implementations such as SaaS; and “smart computing” in the form of big data analytics and mobile apps are booming — following trends we’ve seen for a while now. Overall, software investments are set to grow 3.3% this year and 6.2% in 2014 — growth rates that he concedes “may not seem impressive [but still] stronger than any other tech category.”

Recent Mobile Application Usage Drives Users to Mobile Devices from Desktop

Recently, eMarketer conducted a report about a comparison between time spent on mobile devices vs. desktops and laptops. The results were surprising. The numbers showed that many users are spending more and more time away from their non-mobile devices in favor of smart phones and tablets. In this report, eMarketer predicts that users in the US are expected to spend more media time on mobile devices rather than computers. They say: “US adults will spend 43.6% of their overall media time with digital this year, including 19.4% on mobile—compared to 19.2% on laptops and PCs. Time spent with mobile phones and tablets, excluding voice calls, has risen from 13.4% of all media time last year, and has nearly tripled since 2011.”

IOS 7 – With New Territory Comes the Need for Top-of-the-Line Testing Tools

When Apple announced iOS 7, it revealed an operating system with a much different look than the mobile OS we’re used to. According to Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper and iOS developer, this was an intelligent, strategic and aggressive move on Apple’s part. In a recent article, he describes iOS7 as a defense against copycats. Since this platform was released in 2007, iOS has seen countless immitations of its structure and appearance, especially by Android and Samsung. The iOS "theme" quickly became the "go-to" look for smartphones. Now, six years later, Apple is stepping out once again to set a new trend.

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