Android App Testing

Worldwide, Android devices exponentially outpace adoption of iOS and other devices, and that gap continues to grow. While the variety and comparatively low pricepoint of Android devices and the regular updates to its operating systems and apps make it a tempting choice for consumers, for developers, this level of fragmentation creates testing challenges with every release.

With Applause’s in-the-wild testing solutions, we can recruit from our global community of 250,000+ professionally vetted testers to help you test on as broad of a range of device and OS combinations as you need.

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Testing Matrix

The Android Testing Matrix

The Android testing matrix is the largest, most complex of all the mobile testing matrices. From 2014 to 2015, researchers at OpenSignal saw nearly 1,300 new device brands enter the marketplace, and Android devices had the widest range of screen size and pixel density variants on the market. With more than 24,000 distinct device options available in-market, this introduces testing challenges for brands who want to be sure their Android app works as flawlessly on a Samsung Galaxy S III as it does on a Moto G.

Coverage for OS Fragmentation

No more than one-third of the Android install base is running a single version of the operating system at any point in time. Currently, the 5.0 Lollipop OS dominates active installations, despite the newer Marshmallow 6.x and Nougat 7.0 releases, and developers and testers need to account for even older releases that continue to linger. The testing challenge to make sure your app works as intended across all OSs is a complex challenge for any app developer.

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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.

Applause’s in-the-wild testing ensures your Android app works well in real world situations:

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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 would need unlimited space and an astronomical budget.

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On a Range of Devices

The number of mobile devices grows every day, bringing with it a range of screen sizes, resolutions, processing power and more.

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On-Location

Connectivity changes with network and location, but you can’t mimic those fluctuating conditions in a lab.

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Outdated Software

Not everyone regularly updates their mobile operating system. Some Android users might not even have access to the newest version.

Find Out What It Costs

Getting Started with Applause is more affordable than you might think. Contact us to discover how Applause can help you test your Android apps, on any Android device.

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"The complexity of mobile today makes it difficult. The landscape of what you need to test, you can’t do it in-house. You simply can’t cover the different use cases that are out in the market."

- David Hehman,
CEO, Greenstack

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