App Quality Alliance (AQuA) Releases Guide to the Essentials of Mobile App Testing

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The latest free tool for developers, 'Essentials of Mobile App Testing’ is a guide to the steps involved in developing and testing quality mobile apps. The guide draws on expertize from App Quality Alliance members including AT&T, Sony Mobile and Orange.

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"AQuA's 'Essentials of Mobile App Testing' is an invaluable resource for any developer seeking to create a quality mobile app" Martin Wrigley, Executive Director, App Quality Alliance

App Quality Alliance (AQuA), the mobile industry’s non-profit organization supporting quality app development, has released its ‘Essentials of Mobile App Testing’ guide, to demystify some of the terminology and phrases relating to ensuring the quality of mobile applications.

AQuA members including AT&T, Orange and Sony Mobile, have pooled their knowledge (together with input from the AQuA-approved Test Houses) to produce this free guide that explores the way an app is developed. It takes the reader through a series of simple testing stages and clearly outlined how the testing of mobile apps helps to achieve real quality.

Throughout the document, AQuA answers a range of questions concerning testing, and defines some of the most common testing terms. Some of the topics covered in the platform agnostic guide include:

  •     To test or not to test?
  •     Typical development and testing cycle for a mobile app including
  •     In the Developer’s “Lab”: writing the code
  •     In the “Test Lab”: Getting the App ready for market
  •     In the Customer’s hand: Customer Acceptance Testing
  •     Where do tablets fit in?
  •     The value of test houses
  •     Testing for malware and viruses

AQuA provides a range of free tools, benefiting the whole industry including the AQuA Testing Criteria, the Best Practice for Producing a Quality App Guidelines, the AQuA Online Testing Tool and the Quality App Directory.

All of the above AQuA tools/guidelines as well as The Essentials of Mobile App Testing Guide are crucial reading for anybody interested in a good quality app – from the developer through to the distribution channel and end user. Free to access, they can be found at

About AQuA
App Quality Alliance (AQuA) is an independent worldwide mobile industry body comprising device manufacturers, carriers and others within the mobile application market place. AQuA is non-profit, funded by the members for the benefit of the industry and member contributions are its only source of revenue. The members are AT&T, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Samsung and Sony Mobile.

AQuA’s overarching mission is to support and promote the development of quality apps. The organization works across the industry (and within platforms), encourage wide-spread adoption of sound working practices to increase the quality of mobile applications and to accredit and promote quality apps to its members and to all app retailers, carriers, app stores and other organizations that are seeking the best quality apps.

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