Testing Mobile Apps

Mobile is booming, and that's a good thing! But with multiple operating systems and tens of thousands of devices on the market, how can you ensure your app delights your users everywhere, every time, at every turn? Applause arms you with a 360° approach to mobile app quality to win in today's ultra-competitive apps economy. From in-the-wild testing services and mobile app quality tools, Applause makes it easier than ever to create winning mobile apps every time.

In-the-Wild Testing

Lab environments are places of perfect connectivity, limited devices and up-to-date operating systems. Sadly, that's not the world your app is going to encounter outside the walls of your test lab.

In-the-wild testing ensures your app works well in real world situations, such as:

  • On a Range of Devices: The number of mobile devices grows everyday, bringing with it a range of screen sizes, resolutions, processing power, etc. You'd need a warehouse to store all these devices.
  • On Real Devices: Emulators and simulators simply don't cut it. Fingers on touchscreens are much different than mouse clicks and real devices aren't clean, well-maintained systems. But to house all the devices you would need for testing, you'd need unlimited space and an astronomical budget.
  • On-Location: Connectivity changes with network and location, but you can't mimic those fluctuating conditions in a lab.
  • Outdated Software: Not everyone regularly updates their operating system. Some Android users might not even have access to the newest version. How does your app behave on older OS versions?

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Applause SDK

The most important information discovered during mobile app testing is often some of the hardest to get. The Applause SDK makes it easy to collect this information in a consistent and organized manner from all of your testers, no matter where they are.

The Applause SDK includes:

  • App Distribution: Ensure all your testers are working on the most recent version of your app with easy, over-the-air app distribution.
  • In-App Bug Reporting: With a simple shake of the device (or other custom action) testers can report bugs, complete with notes and screenshots.
  • Crash Reports: If something goes wrong, the Applause SDK automatically sends you a crash report with all the information you need to quickly address the issue.
  • In-App Feedback: When your app is in the hands of your users, the Applause SDK allows them to quickly and easily send you real-time feedback, just like in-app bug reporting.

Applause Analytics

360° app quality™ means you never quit, even after your app has launched and is in the hands of real users.

Applause Analytics crawls the ratings and reviews of the most popular app stores to tell you exactly what your real users are saying about your app - and the competition. Dig deep into the data to determine what users love, what users hate and what users want next.

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Support Across Platforms

With Applause, developers get coverage across all major mobile devices, operating systems and gaming platforms.

Applause Mobile Customer Spotlights

Find out why companies from startups to Fortune 500s turn to Applause to improve their mobile app quality.

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USA Today expects to have an app available whenever a new store launches. They also expect their apps to earn at least 4.5 stars. Applause helps on both fronts.

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News UK can’t afford to disappoint its global readers with buggy apps. When it was clear traditional QA wouldn’t cut it, they turned to Applause for in-the-wild testing and device coverage.

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When it comes to making a hit game, Tapulous knows quality is key. To make sure their games are a success, they enlisted Applause for high quality testing before launch.

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What It Costs

Getting started with Applause is more affordable than you may think. Find out how 360° app quality™ fits into your budget.

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"You can launch a beautifully designed native application, but if it crashes, then it will receive a poor rating and users will go elsewhere. Our goal is to launch nothing short of a 4.5 star app every time - no exceptions. Anyone can read your app store rating. There’s no way to hide poor quality in the world of mobile."